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YokoDana Kimono's New Discounted International Shipping via GlobalPost

October 24, 2021 Yoko Lewis

 

 

Updated October 24, 2021:

We are happy to announce that we now offer discounted shipping rates for our international customers using GlobalPost ( GoGlobalPost.com).

At present, this discount will be applied to many non-USA shipments, but is not yet available at checkout on our web store. Please contact us before ordering, details below.

This GlobalPost discount shipping rate can be used to select countries served by the United States Postal Service (USPS).  

We also now participate in the cost & time-saving IOSS (Import-One-Stop-Shopping) collection for European Union Customers, details HERE.


BACKGROUND STORY: Updated October 24, 2021 -- USPS Suspension of Certain Types of US Postal Shipments to Australia, New Zealand & other countries during COVID, USPS Page HERE.

We received the following bulletin from our ecommerce postage provider dated 9/17/21 that still applies as of October 24, 2021:

BULLETINSeptember 17, 2021

 US Postal Service (USPS) First Class &Priority International Shipping to Australia (& New Zealand)  Are Suspended:

First Class Package International & USPS International Priority Mail for shipments to Australia & New Zealand were suspended starting September 17, 2021. All shipments via these services will be returned to sender.

If you have a shipment you need to send to Australia or New Zealand during this time, we at yokodana.com now have available discounted international shipment rates to Australia/New Zealand. 

For Australian & New Zealand customers we recommend:

· GlobalPost International Standard -

GlobalPost uses a network of postal carriers, which provides a similar service to First Class Package International Service, often at lower rates.

· USPS Priority Mail Express International - 

While more expensive than GlobalPost, First-Class and Priority Mail, this service is currently still available for USPS delivery to Australia/New Zealand.

 HOW DOES IT WORK?

 1. For Australia & New Zealand:


If you want to purchase something from us on yokodana.com for shipment to Australia or New Zealand, we now have discounted international shipment rates. We suggest you contact us before ordering, sending your name, full shipping address, and phone number (For label & customs form use only, no calls from us.); Please give us product number(s) and quantity ordering. We'll then provide a shipping quote and subsequent instructions on how to complete your order if you approve the discounted rate.

 2. All Other Countries:

As we are new to GlobalPost(tm),  we are not yet sure of precise discounts for all countries, but today did see a 20% cheaper GlobalPost (tm) rate:  A 10lbs net wt.(12lbs gwt) package to Australia cost about US$20.00 less than standard US Postal Service rates to Australia.

(Oct 24, 2021: Note also the updated list of countries that are suspended delivery by USPS, HERE.)

We have not yet been able to integrate the GlobalPost(tm) shipping options and rate into our ecommerce check-out process on yokodana.com, so, for now, we will have to customize an invoice prior to customer's ordering;  or, if someone orders using our standard rates offered during  yokodana.com checkout, we will refund any difference after any such purchase made through our cart system on yokodana.com.

If you are an international customer, before ordering you can query us with your full delivery name, address and phone number, as well as the product(s) you wish to buy/ship, and we’ll give you a shipping quote before you order and instructions on how to complete the purchase on our website.

Any questions please feel free to contact us via contact tabs on each page of our site, or please  message us HERE.



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