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Topic: international fflatrate comming! (21 msgs / 497 lines)
1) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
Just to let other international longdistance SM adicts, Sm-holics  or what 
we are called,  know that the changes in rates for postage, will include a 
12 pound flatrate option. Still the coffee will be expensive but it will 
mean that I can buy a lot of different coffees if the price holds for 
shipment to Europe, we can get the same shipment costs per pound on the 12 
pound flatrate that we ussually only can get with a 40 pound box. In short I 
really hope it works out because  it will mean I can order some of these 
special small lots that I until now according to Murphy's law always have 
missed with only 2 orders each year.
Claus

2) From: Dave
Oh no! more competition for those small lots;-)
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Yep there are a lot of changes in the USPS rate structure, and 
actually Maria had to shut off the International options last week 
because we aren't set up to deal with the new services yet (we call 
it the Ostrich approach to business). :-) . No seriously the 
International rates look like they will be better, and we will get 
our software upgraded to offer it asap.
Tom
Oh no! more competition for those small lots;-)
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On 5/14/07, Claus Thøgersen <thoeg> wrote:
Hi,
Just to let other international longdistance SM adicts, Sm-holics  or what
we are called,  know that the changes in rates for postage, will include a
12 pound flatrate option. Still the coffee will be expensive but it will
mean that I can buy a lot of different coffees if the price holds for
shipment to Europe, we can get the same shipment costs per pound on the 12
pound flatrate that we ussually only can get with a 40 pound box. In short I
really hope it works out because  it will mean I can order some of these
special small lots that I until now according to Murphy's law always have
missed with only 2 orders each year.
Claus

4) From: Alchemist John
Can someone toss me a link to the new rates?  I 
can't seem to find them on the USPS site.  Thanks.
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5) From: Rich
http://www.usps.com/business/international/welcome.htmThis should do it.
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6) From: Vicki Smith
Wow, it looks like priority mail flat rate box to Canada will get up to 
20 pounds to Canada for $23, with an even lower price for what they call 
their on-line rates. That is a huge discount--and it gets it here in 
6-10 days!! I'd have to allow for the weight of the box, but still, what 
an improvement!
vicki (doing the caffeinated happy dance)
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7) From: Alchemist John
I must need coffee or something.  I can't seem to navigate to the 
actual specifics after that basic page.
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8) From: Floyd Lozano
i had to actually go to the store to find the info.  Boxes are free!  you
apparently only pay shipping rates.http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId152&storeId001&categoryId359&productId699&langId=-1-Floyd
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9) From: Mike Chester
Vicki,
I think that you have a bit of a misunderstanding.  The flat rate box is a 
particular size box and you can put up to 70 lb. for domestic and the new 
International, up to 20 lb.  This is particularly good if you are shipping 
something small and heavy, like a rock.  Coffee beans are much less dense 
and Tom has determined that the domestic box will hold 12 lb. maximum.  If 
the international box is the same size, its limit would also be 12 lb.  This 
is probably still better than you get now, but not as good as you thought. 
Sorry.
Mike Chester

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
Indeed, when using the USPS Flatrate boxes shipping dense material like gold
bullion one must be careful not to go over the weight limit:-0 
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11) From: Tom Ulmer
You're on the watch list now...

12) From: Jason
Mike,
I am pretty sure that is a good problem to have.
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13) From: Lynne Biziewski
Vicki -
I saw this yesterday - thought of you, but I've been so busy, I forgot to
write!
(Look out, Canadian Postal Service - there's gonna be quite a few boxes
delivered to Vicki's household!!)
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14) From: Jim Carter
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I can't afford the gold bullion, so I buy beef bullion instead.
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15) From: Mike Chester
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I think if I had some gold bullion that I wanted to ship, I could come =
up with a better way than USPS flat rate Priority.  However it is =
perfect for beef bullion.
Mike

16) From: Vicki Smith
Thanks Mike. 12 pounds for $23 is about what I pay now, so it won't 
really save me anything. Oh well. My last airmail parcel insured was 27 
pounds for $48. If I had been willing to wait a month or so for ground 
service, I could have saved ~$6.
v
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17) From: Marionoumi
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Hm, that's an interesting point about shipments to Europe. It does seem =
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get cheaper to some parts. In my area - Japan,that is - it seems to mean
that my shipping costs have at least doubled with these changes and I am
still trying to figure out how I can do it better. But apparently those
12lbs packages at double shipping costs might still be the cheapest =
option
unless I put down a real big order via UPS with its 40% discount rate...
Hmmmmmm..........
Yes, I have asked for some advice from SM, but somehow I am still on the
waiting list for an answer it seems....
Do you guys have a lot of problem with getting your mails being answered
lately?
mario

18) From: Floyd Lozano
The proprietor recently had a child and this is possibly the reason for
delays in administrative stuff.  A first child is a new and joyous and
wondrous, but equally tiring thing!
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19) From: Derek Bradford
Mario,
I don't see anything specific about Japan...what makes you say your
prices have doubled?  USPS appears to say that the 20/12 lb flat rate
box by Priority Mail International will be $37 to all countries other
than Canada.  I know that if those rates are actually true, my rates
to Korea have nearly halved; 13 pounds last cost me $76.
--Derek
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20) From: Marionoumi
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Hi Derek,
Actually, the flat rate to Japan seems to be 40.5 US$ - at least that's =
what
SM just charged me. Where does the 3.5$ difference come from I don't =
know
yet.
In the past I used to order bigger amounts in order to keep the shipping
costs low. To JPN it was possible to send parcels up to 66lbs so it was
possible minimize the shipping costs. Last time I ended up paying as low =
1.5
US$/lb. With the new rate at 12lbs and 40.5$, I have to pay about =
3.4$/lb. 
If I look at other shipping options I can see that UPS rates seem to be
lower than USPS, considering the 40% off deal by SM. In this case I =
would
have to order 70 lbs or more in order to pay less than 3.4$/lb. 
Strangely to me, the prizes for more weight do not really seem to get
cheaper when shipping with USPS anymore... 
Thus, at present, it seems to me that the 12# 40.5US$ deal is the =
cheapest I
can get, unless I order really huge amounts and get inquiries from
custom/health department here.
mario

21) From: Derek Bradford
Hi Mario,
Thanks for the explanation.  Interestingly, prices never seemed to go
down with volume to Korea; they just got worse.  There's no limit to
how much I can import and there are no restrictions or duty on green
coffee, but my best deal has always come in at $4.50 a pound.  UPS is
quite expensive, and in Korea I have to pay brokerage to use UPS.
Paying them $40 to hand my box to customs isn't my idea of a good
time.
By the way, the $3.50 is insurance and handling on international
orders.  My only concern now is how long a package will actually take
to get here--if it's actually 6-10 days I'll be ecstatic.  I'm
expecting more like 3 weeks, and hoping it's not going to be the
dreaded 3-6 months.
Cheers,
--Derek
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