Hello my dears,
I have addressed this a few times already, however I wanted to make a permanent post, seeing that I'm noticing more and more of you beautiful people follow my page ♥
First of all welcome to Cataleya Creations and thank you for supporting a small business.
Let's cut to the chase. International shipping is expensive, I know, it sucks.
I just want to explain a little about how it works and why the current rates are what they are.
Most of you already know that I am based in the Netherlands. I am originally from Luxembourg and have lived in many countries around the world since I was 18, hence why I attract a lot of international customers. Which is bloody fantastic and makes me happy dance in my living room♥ However the shipping costs immediately go up in price when they cross NL borders.
I have compared all NL based carriers and the current rates are the lowest available. I also have done a lot of research on what opportunities a small business like Cataleya Creations can benefit from when having a business contract with these said carriers. Unfortunately carriers only offer discounts and lowers rates to companies that have a certain amount of shipments a month. This amount results from a higher traffic than I currently have on here.
Long story short: I know the shipping costs are high, which is why I have significantly lowered the price of my products to be offering you the best rates out there. In order for me to be able to save on shipping costs, I need to get more traffic. Unfortunately that is how still how it works these days.
I therefore want to thank all of you again from the bottom of my heart. Your continuous support will benefit everyone in the long run and hopefully very soon I can return the favor and drop additional costs for you! Keep up the support and don't forget there is a lovely and fun solution to this challenge:
Get together with your friends and create an online shopping group experience♥
Now that all shops are closed it would be so much fun to get excited over an order together!
That way you are saving on shipping costs and even better: we are reducing pollution! Eco-friendly shopping: create one big shipment instead of multiple smaller ones! How amazing is that?
In the meantime know you are appreciated ♥
Let's make this happen together ♥
Love, Carla ♥