Due to changes with the US Postal Service in January 2012, First Class parcel service is being affected. The post office is pushing all packages to Priority Mail service. First Class international packages can no longer be insured, and even though they receive a customs tracking number, they refuse to track, or trace, First Class packages over seas. This forces you, the customer, to pay twice as much for the same delivery service that First Class used to be. The postal increase for a 2 oz package (a single CD disc) went from $2.28 to $3.78 for most international destinations. We can no longer afford to lose money on inadequate shipping charges, and orders lost by the postal service.
Since we have no recourse to recover our losses for misplaced First Class international mail, ALL international orders will require Priority Mail shipping to be selected. If you fail to make the selection on your order, you will be notified of the shipping difference prior to your order being processed. Orders will be cancelled without proper shipping charges applied to your order.
Maps require tubes. Die cut counters and cards will not fit into these tubes. If you are ordering maps and other items, separate your map order into a second order. 36in maps REQUIRE Priority Mail shipping. Orders with maps combined with other items will be cancelled.