I've received a few questions regarding the international shipping charge of $43 and I just want to address them. Because the base of my bags are not foldable (it's a sturdy base so it holds its shape) the package the dimensions of the package have to be at least the size of the bag which is considered a large package so shipping cost internationally is high. I researched international shipping costs and received a quote of $60-$85 (crazy right?!) and commercial international shipping rates ranged from $40-$50 so I calculated an average international shipping cost of $43.
However, I understand the concern from my international backers and I want to help offer the best solution I can! So as a sign of good faith, I am dropping all international shipping rates down to $39 to help subsidize the cost of shipping. *For Canada, I am dropping the shipping rate down to $29. I really wish I could do more but because of the costs to make the bags, packaging, and Kickstarter fees, I am unable to go lower. One day if PERSU grows from my home into a larger company, I hope to be able to have distribution centers internationally so that I can lower the shipping costs for everyone overseas! Thank you so much for the support internationally and for your understanding!
*For those who bought the Tom bag in Canada - for some reason, Kickstarter is not allowing me to add a Canadian shipping rate of $29 to that pledge so if you'd like, you can change your pledge to the Jessica bag to receive the $29 shipping offer and just message me that you want the Tom bag instead. I will keep a list!