Happy 2016 to everyone! I hope the year has gotten off to a good start.
This is the time of year when Canada Post raises its rates, but unfortunately they have not yet confirmed what the new prices will be for most of my items on Monday (January 11, 2016). Going by prices released by Etsy this week, I have tentatively set my new rates as follows:
- Basic Shipping to Canada: $2.70 USD
- Basic Shipping to USA: $5.75 USD
- Basic Shipping, Everywhere Else: $8.29 USD
For the few larger items I sell on Etsy, the new rates will be:
- Oversized Shipping to Canada: $12 USD (overages will be refunded)
- Oversized Shipping to USA: $7.85 USD (flat rate to the entire US, so no overages)
- Oversized Shipping, Everywhere Else: $10.50 USD (overages will be refunded)
However, I will not be changing the shipping prices on any of my sites until Monday, once I am sure of the new rates, so you can still take advantage of my current lower shipping rates until Monday, January 11th.
When the Canadian dollar started dropping dramatically last fall, I did lower my shipping rates for the holiday season, but the new increases from Canada Post, along with increases in packaging costs, insurance and credit card processing fees mean that I unfortunately do need to pass some of my costs along at this point.
Most other postal services are also raising their prices this month, and many are even higher than Canada Post's, especially for smaller sized items. I have done my best to keep my rates competitive while still shipping worldwide and providing insurance on your orders. Thank you for your understanding!
UPDATE: On January 10th, just 1 day before the new prices took effect, Canada Post confirmed the prices for the shipping classes I use most often, so the above prices are correct.