We ship worldwide!
We have shipped tens of thousands of packages, spanning the United States and dozens of countries. Whether somethings sells for $3 or $3,000, we're committed to shipping everything in a way that balances protection from damage and cost effectiveness for the buyer. Our shipping charges are not a way for us to make money. Our shipping fees are set to recuperate our actual costs for materials and postage, and often our costs are more than we charge.
Whenever possible, we reuse boxes and packing materials to reduce costs for buyers and maintain our personal commitment to sustainability. Because shipping rates have increased so much in the past 10 years, however, more and more we have found it necessary to buy boxes with the proper combination of size and strength.
We know potential buyers want a high level of upfront transparency about shipping costs before they purchase something. The hardest part of shifting to this new website platform has been setting up guidelines to automatically combine shipping charges for multiple items. We sell a wide variety of items with sizes and shapes that do not always combine well. Posters that must ship in long tubes can dramatically increase the total shipping cost if we tried to ship them in a box with a carded action figure, for example.
Buyers with a United States shipping address have the clearest guidelines, with combined rates based on the total value of the order and their zip code:
- Shipping charges start at $4.99, and increase incrementally to a maximum of $14.99.
- Orders with value of $85 or higher receive free shipping to United States addresses!
- Add items to the shopping cart to confirm what the shipping cost will be.
Combined shipping for buyers in other countries is based on weight of the order. Shipping charges for non-UP buyers will often be over-estimated in the shopping cart. If you want to confirm shipping charges before checking out with the shopping cart, let us know what you are planning to buy and we can provide a way to adjust the shipping charge lower before paying.
BUT, please keep in mind that all items are sold on a first come, first served basis determined by payment order. In cases where you want to be sure to secure your order by paying up front, our primary means of resolving these overcharges is through our website's tool for accepting payments. Whether paying by Pay Pal or a credit cart, checking out through the shopping cart authorizes the payment up to the total with shipping. The payment does not process into our account until we accept it. We review ALL payments before accepting them to be sure no one is overcharged for shipping. We can decrease the amount to the final total before accepting. We are not able to increase the amount.
As a general guideline, here are some parameters for our shipping costs tiers:
Canada: $14 is the lowest cost to ship any item. We can ship a single one-ounce pin for $14, and we can also ship 30 pins for $14. Or several pins packaged with a greeting card, for example. Once the weight exceeds 8 ounces, though, our costs jump to $22 based on USPS rates. For example, we can usually ship several packaged action figures (not graded) by first class for $22 by first class mail. For orders totaling $300 or more we will ship by Priority Mail starting at $40 for improved tracking and safety through quicker transit.
All other Countries: $17 is the lowest cost to ship any item. We can ship a single one-ounce pin for $17, and we can also ship 30 pins for $17. Or several pins packaged with a greeting card, for example. Once the weight exceeds 8 ounces, though, our costs jump to $27 based on USPS rates. For example, we can usually ship several packaged action figures (not graded) by first class for $27 by first class mail. For orders totaling $300 or more we will ship by Priority Mail starting at $60 for improved tracking and safety through quicker transit.