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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


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


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.