Hiya guys! Just wanted to let you know the great news!.. As you may know, I used to offer shipping included for most of my artworks on my website mirroring Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates. I did this in an effort to keep my prices as standardized as possible on all my online sites.
( 2023 Update: See p.s.s below! )
A few things have changed since though..
Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates have gone up.
Before Saatchi's hike in flat rate shipping prices it worked out great for my collectors as Saatchi's flat shipping rates at the time were even lower than the shipping rates I could get at the time. Though it was likely I would have to take a hit if the flat rate didn't cover the shipping cost, I didn't mind since I would not need to pay the normal commissions I usually have to when selling on other art sites.
Saatchi's rates have gone up recently however (I'm sure they, like me, still refund any extra to their customers though!)
I found and joined 'EasyParcel' that has cut some of my shipping rates down by a 3rd!
Not only am I able to get rates 3x lower than I used to, they are with reputable courier services like FedEx and TNT! I've now had a chance to test their services for quite a few shipments and am supremely happy with not only the pricing and quality of service but that all my packages arrived in good time and in perfect condition..
It doesn't make sense to mirror Saatchi's Flat Shipping Rate on my site anymore.
With Saatchi's hike in price and the much lower rates I am able to offer my collectors now, it just doesn't make sense to charge the rates Saatchi does on my own site and then go through the extra step of refunding the inevitable extra balance when I already know the cost will be much lower...
Best International Flat Rate.
Since this is my own site I have still made sure to offer the lowest possible international flat shipping rate I can to you guys using 'EasyParcel'.
Of course, as before, if it so happens that the shipping charges to your destination still turn out to be less than the lower flat rate I have added, your balance will still be refunded in full!
Okie, well you probably found that eye wateringly boring but just so ya know!! :)
p.s. I only ever use FedEx, TNT or DHL depending on availability to each unique address and best price!..
p.s.s 2023 Update!.. I've recently been able to get much cheaper rates via DHL, so many of my original artworks will be shipped directly through them!..
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