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17 Nov, 2010 05:05 PM

hello i just wanted to know how what does the shipping to the uk roughly cost

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by James Coffey on 17 Nov, 2010 10:08 PM

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    For shipping to the UK we have a completely unique packaging method whereby we utilize USPS Priority flat-rate envelopes to ship up to 1.5 kilograms product weight for about one third the cost of shipping that same product by the weight class Priority Mail. The reason why this works so economically is because the flat-rate envelopes are a flat-rate regardless of the weight enclosed up to a total mailing weight of 4 pounds. At a mailing weight of up to 4 pounds the cost for one USPS flat-rate envelope is just $11.95 USD whereas shipping that same 4 pounds via weight class Priority mail would cost $35.00 USD! Amazing, isn't it? We have UK customers that regularly order from 10 to 50 kilograms product weight with a single order and shipping costs are far less shipping 1.5kg per flat-rate envelope rather than shipping the entire lot in one parcel. Besides saving on shipping costs the savings in customs duties are tremendous since we always declare our shipments as samples valued at their China wholesale equivalent, certainly less than the threshold value that would trigger your UK customs inspectors to impose customs duties in most cases (but certainly not all cases). About one in fifty UK flat-rate envelope shipments do result in customs duties owing to your UK customs inspector reevaluating the declared values upward so as to be consistent with their assumed market values. But these instances are rare and this is why we cannot declare products as gifts with zero value because your UK customs inspectors don't really care whether the package contents are gifts, samples, or commercial products. They are only concerned with assigning market values to those contents and then imposing duties where those combined values exceed their administrative threshold for the imposition of duties.

    With more than 5,000 packages sent to United Kingdom not a single parcel has been lost or unaccounted for and probably less than 5 (one in one thousand) have been returned to us for various reasons. Fully 90% of our UK shipments are delivered within the USPS estimated delivery time of 7 to 10 day, but for another 5% of shipments the delivery time can extend to 3 weeks owing to your UK customs inspectors issuing holds that delay the transit of your package. But there is another 5% or so that take more than 3 weeks transit time owing to multiple holds or handling delays imposed by your UK customs inspectors.

    Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns.

    Take care,

    Timothy McNulty
    PureBulk Nutrition
    PO Box 3843
    Missoula, MT 59806

    Toll Free:1-888-999-1985
    Direct: 1-406-251-3270
    Cell: 1-406-880-0130
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