Shipping Methods and Info:
All Orders: ship by Post Office from Japan. Some Powerlet stuff may be drop-shipped.
Minimum Order of $20: It's not possible for me to set a minimum order value automatically, so I have adjusted the shipping cost for orders under $20 to ridiculous amounts.
Large Orders ($100 and over): All orders over $100 (total not including shipping) will ship via EMS. EMS service is fast, usually 3-4 days depending on your location.
Small orders $20-$99.99): These orders all go by international small packet air mail which usually takes 7-10 days, sometimes more. Shipping rates are reasonable and we rarely lose any orders.
Shipping Cost Chart:
Shipping Costs are calculated based on the following chart:
EMS Tracking, see this link.
On the left is the percentage shipping cost according to which price range an order's total value falls in on the right. In simple terms this means that the more you buy, the lower your shipping rate. If your shipping payment exceeds the actual shipping cost by more than $2, you will get the difference refunded.
I try to keep shipping cost as low as possible, while making the cost pay for my actual shipping cost plus packaging. Unfortunately with Paypal's shipping calculations it's not always possible to automatically charge a fair shipping price on some very large orders. In those cases I will issue a partial shipping refund.
The weight and value of items don't always come out the same, but after adjusting my shipping chart several times, I have managed to balance shipping costs as fairly as possible.