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Shipping Music Media World-Wide from UK
By Kevin McElhone

I agree that there is a little more work to be done to send things
world-wide than just domestically but here in the UK, for parcels
under two kilos, it takes about 30 seconds to fill in a sticky
customs label which goes on the parcel.  I have a supply of 50 to
100 from the Post Office so it really is no effort at all.

For anything over 2 kilos I use a service called Interparcel Ltd.,  Although they are an additional company
in front of the actual shipping companies, it is cheaper to use them
than going directly.  They offer the option of using any one of about
six to eight companies such as UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc.

You pick the value of the item, fill in the dimensions and weight and
the web site gives you a quote.  If you want to send the parcel you
simply pay by debit or credit card, print out a customs form which
you sign, and a label to stick on the parcel and it is collected from
your house.  It can be tracked on-line by both seller and buyer.  I do
not charge for packing materials or time to go to the post office but
I simply round prices up to the nearest whole UK pound above.

Yes, sales have been slower this year than last but I do my best to
offer discounts for people who buy a larger number of items.  I need
every sale so have reduced the prices of many things.  For example,
I hope that for collectors in USA the prices of my discs even with
shipping across the Atlantic are still not more than buying locally
in USA.

Kevin McElhone
Northampton, UK 

(Message sent Fri 25 Apr 2014, 07:01:03 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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