Monday, January 14, 2013

Postage Woes


The U.S. Postal Service is implementing a price increase this month, and it's a doozy.  In all the years I've been shipping vintage around the world, I have never seen such a major price increase hit all at once.  Those of you who order from overseas will be especially hard hit.  And I am very sorry about that.  Increased shipping costs will affect us all and there is no way to avoid them.  Here at Couture Allure, we haven't raised our shipping charges since 2010, but I cannot absorb the increases this time. It pains me to announce this, but our shipping prices have been increased as of today.  I have held the line as tightly as possible for you, but I know you will notice the difference.  Unfortunately, it is unavoidable.

2 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

Sigh.....but Canada Post goes up every year regardless.
The separates (last post) look so fresh.

KittyMeow said...

Living in Aus, its becoming increasingly more prohibitive to buy from overseas. We already get heavily taxed on electrical items, cars, books and all kinds of other things.

Shipping costs are one of the biggest factors when I'm purchasing online and it's getting worse and worse. :-( I barely buy clothes online because it's so expensive and now even patterns are going to be costly to ship.

Do you know why it's gone up so much?
(I know it's not your fault and couldn't expect smaller businesses to cover such ridiculous costs out of their own pocket).

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