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New: Shipping upgrade option

On the left-hand side of the Suncatcher Craft Eyes online store, you’ll see the new Featured Item is a rush shipping upgrade to Priority Mail for $3.00 for U.S.  Now that the holidays are fast approaching, I thought it would be nice to give you this option.  The glitter, opaque, and shimmer craft eyes still require 3 to 5 days to prepare for shipping.

Project4Happy crafting!

Saving on postage for international orders

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After the most recent U.S. postage rate hike, I started doing some math using a country with the highest postage cost.  Turns out that the heavier the package, the less the postage costs per ounce.  For example, a small 6-ounce package (say a 16-pair combo pack or a 25-pair black craft eyes pack) would cost $12.33 for shipping, which comes out to $2.05 per ounce.  Up to 8 ounces, the shipping cost stays the same, so it breaks down to $1.54 per ounce.  At 1 pound the shipping cost is $16.16 or $1.00 per ounce.  The higher the weight, the lower the shipping cost per ounce.

I feel awful having to charge so much for shipping.  Since I can’t do anything to change that, all I can do is recommend that you place 1 large order rather than several small orders to save on shipping costs in the long run, or maybe get together with a friend or group and purchase an order together to share the shipping cost.

Hope this helps.

Happy summer!

Save on shipping with this trick for small heavy items FBA

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This is a trick I stumbled on today, and it saves about $1 in postage for a 1 pound 2 ounce box shipping with the U.S. Post Office.  I boxed up the item in a 9x6x3-inch box, and the postage would have been $6.97 if I sent it parcel select.  At this weight Priority Mail is less expensive, so I thought I’d try fitting the box in the Priority Mail padded envelope and… it fit!  Very snugly, but it fit.  This will ship for $5.70 and faster too.  Hope this helps you.