Purchasing Items through this website for International Delivery
Why am I unable to purchase items from this website for International Delivery?
Regrettably, due to the continually rising costs of shipping goods to international destinations, I have chosen to discontinue offering the products sold through this website as being available for delivery to destinations outside of the United States.
The reason for the above decision is based upon the fact that the costs for international shipping (together with the necessary costs of insurance against a high rate of non-deliveries) have continually risen to the point that more than 90% of the international orders I had been receiving (through my previous website) were being, ultimately and understandably, declined due to the added costs of shipping and insurance – which, in nearly all instances, proved to be considerably higher than the actual cost of the items being purchased.
When a customer purchases any product from this website, I am of course, thereafter, obligated to be certain that whatever product has been purchased will be successfully delivered to that customer, in a timely manner. And due, at least in part, to the increasing number of packages sent to international destinations being either misplaced, lost, or outright stolen, en route – the inevitability of having to replace and re-ship those products – at my own expense in terms of both time and money – together with the extended time and effort required to initiate, process, and ultimately recover any resulting insurance claims – the overall practicality of successfully and reliably delivering goods to international destinations has become increasingly problematic.
I do apologize for this dilemma and wish that the above were not the case. Unfortunately, the overall costs associated with the successful and reliable delivery of goods to international destinations remains a dilemma over which I have no direct control.