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Announcing New Discounted International Shipping via GlobalPost

September 22, 2021:(Updated October 18, 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 some non-USA shipments, but is not yet available at checkout on our webstore. Please contact us before ordering, details below.

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


BACKGROUND STORY:

We received the following bulletin from our ecommerce postage provider:

BULLETIN, September 17, 2021

 US Postal Service (USPS) First Class &Priority International Shipping to Australia & New Zealand, (Oct.18.2021)  Are Suspended:

In addition to the recent suspension of First Class Package International for shipments to Australia,& New Zealand, (Oct.18.2021) USPS has suspended Priority Mail International as well, 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 & New Zealand, (Oct.18.2021) during this time, we now have available discounted international shipment rates to Australia - and to all countries to which the US Postal Service delivers. 

For Australian & New Zealand, (Oct.18.2021) 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 First-Class and Priority Mail, this service is currently still available for USPS delivery to Australia & New Zealand, (Oct.18.2021).

 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. Other Countries:

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

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 ordering;  or, if someone orders using our standard Postal rates offered during standard 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.