OMG UK! Feeling Bummed

Okay, I thought that I wouldn’t do another post until Sunday, after we’ve all had time to recover a bit from our turkey comas but I couldn’t wait and had to type up this post in hopes that maybe someone has some answers. So here’s my question, did the Brexit have an effect on shipping items from the US to the UK?

Today I had the wonderful surprise of shipping a three ounce item to the UK at three times the cost of what I’ve previously paid for shipping similar items using International First Class mail. I found myself fussing with the postal clerk because I just knew she charged me wrong. But that was indeed the price and the only explanation I could come up with is that maybe Brexit has something to do with it. If this is the case then this really puts me in a dilemma with selling my art to lovely fans in the United Kingdom, who make up one fourth of my followers and collectors. Now I either have to increase my shipping rates to compensate for the cost or not sell to the UK at all. I really don’t want to stop selling to people in the UK so I’ll be upping my shipping cost but this really sucks. It’s frustrating enough that postal costs keep going up and changing every year here in the US, now I also have to keep up on how political issues in other countries may effect me selling my art to international fans. Feeling rather bummed about this. 😒

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

8 thoughts on “OMG UK! Feeling Bummed”

  1. While I’m sorry you’re having to experience this, I’m afraid your idea that it’s to do with Brexit made me smile as the number of things that have been blamed on it are really.just.too.many! 🙂 No, it’s not Brexit which, as others have said, hasn’t yet happened – it was the Referendum and its result that happened, not the actual exit which won’t be for a couple of years. It’ll be the US mail system.

    As Artyplantsman suggested: put up your postage costs to take the rise into consideration, it’s really they only way to deal with this.

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  2. As the likely recipient I feel bad about this 😦

    As the comment above says, Brexit has not happened yet (though I dispute that ‘we’ voted for it – I certainly didn’t).

    Your work is very reasonably priced so my advice is to put your postage price up. It would not have discouraged me from buying that piece (which I loved).

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    1. No need to feel bad. It’s definitely nothing of your doing. As another commenter mentioned the US probably went up on postage. I’ve already increased my shipping rates to reflect that but it seems a bit outrageous for the size and weight of the items. On another note, thank you so much for your support and interest in my work. I really appreciated. 🙏😊

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  3. No brexit shouldn’t affect post between the US and UK. Also, although as a nation we voted for brexit ages ago, they are still negotiating terms and the UK leaving Europe won’t actually happen for a few years yet – 1919 s the current estimate. Our UK postal prices haven’t changed either. I hope this helps a bit. It sounds like maybe the Us put their prices up.

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