It’s really happening!
We have pretty big news for our friends to the north and south and east and west — whether you share our continent or you live across the great waters. You have been asking (begging) us to make international shipping available since our shop went live last year. And boy, can I just say… that was quite the process. We thank you for your patience. Thank you for hanging in there with us. Thank you for your loyalty! Even though we knew (and you knew) that shipping internationally is generally so expensive, we still worked hard to at least make this option available.
So… international shipping from our online shop is available! Everything we carry in our shop is now yours to enjoy! We can ship to Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Japan, Qatar, Germany, Finland, South Africa, India, Greenland, Ethiopia, Russia, Chile, Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland… okay, you get the idea. There are over 200 countries on our list! We can ship everywhere!
So, what are the shipping rates?
We are big fans of simplicity and clarity so you know exactly what to expect before you even start shopping. When you shop online with us, you can expect FLAT SHIPPING RATES, no matter how much you spend. No surprises!
- Canada – USD $50 flat rate
- Mexico – USD $50 flat rate
- Everywhere else – USD $100 flat rate
And for our local customers in the continental U.S., just a reminder that your flat rate is $9 for orders under $35. If you spend over $35, your domestic shipping cost is… nothing at all! We’ll cover it.
NOTE: Becky Higgins LLC cannot be responsible for any international custom and duty fees, taxes, or brokerage fees assessed by the carrier. These fees are in addition to, and not included in, the cost of shipping. We are obligated to declare all items as merchandise and will not mark items as “gift.” We cannot be liable for any delays due to packages held at customs.
How fast is the shipping?
Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days (regardless of where the package is going), but we cannot estimate the actual shipping time since there are so many variables and it is a very big planet! Actual shipping times will vary based on location, but you will receive a tracking number via email once your order ships so you can know more accurately when it will arrive.
In the continental U.S., shipments usually arrive within 5-10 business days after leaving the fulfillment center.
What a way to kick off the week. We’re just as thrilled about this as you are. I’m trying to hold back on how many exclamation points I use in this blog post. Spread the news! Tell your friends! Shoot – there I go again. ; )
Happy shopping! Get started now. Go crazy. ; )
After reading all of the commentary, I feel inclined to share a few more thoughts / insights.
I’m personally thankful to those of you who shared your positive outlook on this and who have expressed your gratitude. That always goes so far with us, thank you. Many orders have been successfully placed and we’re thrilled to know that you can have the products soon! At the same time, we’re very sorry to hear some of you are disappointed with our new international shipping options and wish it had come as better news to you.
It really has been our dream to offer shipping of our products throughout the world for so many reasons and it’s been remarkably difficult to make that a reality. I imagine we all (customers and company) knew it would be expensive, but as we’ve crunched numbers that involve much more than location – product weights, retail prices, shipping box sizes, and a myriad of other variables – we had to make some tough decisions on how to best make international shipping a possibility for those that are willing to pay for it.
Most of our products are heavy (paper and plastic are very heavy in nature) and oversized which raises the overall cost significantly. We wanted to keep things as simple as possible which is why we opted for a flat rate. We were never looking to make a profit on shipping – regardless of destination – so we chose rates that would nearly cover the expense of most product orders/weights while losing money on many of those orders.
We knew there would be no “perfect” scenario for what we could offer our international customers, but wanted it to be an option. Please know we hear you and we will continue to try and negotiate better rates and/or refine our pricing structure with time. We sincerely hope to make it a more realistic option for more of our international customers as our company moves forward and grows.