We are doing shipping a little different this time around. We want our funding goal to accurately represent what we need to produce Area 1851 Express. Because of this, shipping will not be added on to your pledge amount in Kickstarter. This is because any shipping you would add to your pledge, would add on to the funds raised to help create the project, but that's not entirely accurate. You would have contributed a portion of that to the project, and another portion to the shipping of the rewards. This could lead to a situation where we "Successfully Fund" by meeting our goal, when in reality we only raised half as much as we need, because half of that money is allocated for shipping costs.
With that in mind we've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. We will be locking down the expected shipping cost for you, the backer, depending on where in the world you happen to be receiving your rewards.
Here is how much shipping you should expect to pay for in the pledge manager after the campaign:
USA - $5.00
Canada, EU, Asia and Australia/NZ - $12-15 (No VAT in our "Customs Friendly" countries)
Everywhere Else - $20-$22 (Potentially VAT as well)
We are working to have proper fulfillment centers around the world to deal with keeping the project a little more friendly in terms of shipping. As we get those deals worked out we will let everyone know, and pass the savings along.