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Shipping goes up again

As usual shipping cost are increasing.  We will continue doing our part to keep shipping costs as low as possible.  Below we are including the info we have received on the subject.

USPS:  Effective January 24, 2021

In 2021, retail prices for USPS services will increase by an average of 4.9%. Shopify continues to offer some of the lowest USPS rates available anywhere through Shopify Shipping:

Use First Class Package Service on Shopify and save up to 64% off retail rates– the most common method for shipping packages up to 16 oz. through Shopify Shipping.
Merchants who are on the Shopify, Advanced, and Plus plans and use Priority Mail Cubic pricing continue to get up to 88% off retail rates in 2021. Learn more about Cubic pricing.
Though Priority Mail retail rates increase by an average of 3.6%, with Shopify Shipping you will save up to 40% off retail costs this year.
Retail rates for Priority Mail Express increase by 2.5% overall, but you will save up to 17% off retail when you use Shopify Shipping.
Packages with a combined length + girth over 130” will incur a Large Package surcharge of $100.

UPS:  Effective December 27, 2020

UPS published rates will increase by an average of 4.9% 

Starting on Jan 10, 2021, an additional handling charge will be applied to any package with a combined length + girth over 105”

UPS is making changes to the costs for value-added services and other charges. 
The ZIP Codes for which Area Surcharges apply will change. These include Delivery Area Surcharge, Extended Area Surcharge, and Remote Area Surcharge

As usual we do not collect VAT or taxes to any purchases to Canada.  These are the responsibility of the purchaser.


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