We have been re-evaluating how we ship some items internationally to give our international customers more choices and the best experience possible. Here’s the first part of our international shipping update which we hope international customers will be very excited about. If this proves successful for All Day Ruckoff then we’ll make sure it extends to Charity Challenges as well.
International Shipping Options
USPS offers two cost-effective ways to ship items internationally: USPS First-Class International and USPS First-Class International Package. The only difference between these two options (besides the price) is that the the non-package option needs to be 3/4″ thick or less. The “or less” always messed with us because even a single patch in a bubble mailer will tip-toe that 3/4″ line.
Old Shipping Options
In the old world we offered one international shipping option. Everyone who selected that option had their package shipped in a bubble mailer or a box via USPS First-Class International Package and paid the package rate. The minimum cost for shipping was $10 for Canada and roughly $14 for the rest of the world.
New Shipping Options
Now there are two international shipping options available. The first (USPS First-Class International Package) is available for all items and is the exact same as before. The second is USPS First-Class International and is available if you are ordering 5 or less patches or 3 or less notebook covers. If you choose to select this option then your package will be shipped in a cardboard mailer instead of a bubble mailer to meet the “flat” width requirement.
If you are ordering 6 or more patches or have a non-patch/non-notebook cover item in your cart then this option will not present itself. We know other companies have been shipping this way for ages but as we get more familiar with it we’ll change the number around and continue to improve it.
We have a lot of international customers so hopefully this will be a great option for them. Just know that we’re not forcing you to have your package shipped in a cardboard mailer. If you select the Package rate then your order will be shipped in a bubble mailer via the Package rate exactly how it would have before. If you’re reading this and you’re an international customer then hopefully this is good news for you!