We completely agree with you, shipping sucks. From the first campaign, we were able to learn a lot about the logistics and costs so we have a good gauge of what's needed for a smooth operation during post-funding. And unfortunately this is the shipping fee we have calculated based on the weight of the product, packaging, and the insurance that covers the journey. Also, USPS has raised their costs yet again for the 3rd year in a row. This really impacts us as small San Francisco based startup. In addition to rent for storage space for inventory, there are pick & pack fees which run up the costs. Hope this clears up any confusion with the shipping fees.