Understanding Our Postage and Packing Costs

We like to be transparent about the factors contributing to the postage and packing costs. We aim to cover our expenses rather than profit from shipping. This approach helps us keep our products as affordable as possible while ensuring they reach you safely and securely.

Here’s a breakdown to help you understand what goes into calculating Postage and Packing:

International Courier Costs

The fees we pay to courier companies are based on the weight or dimensions of the package—courier companies opt for whichever is larger. We have extensive experience in imports and negotiate the lowest rates possible. However our discounts are not comparable to companies specialising in fast-moving consumables etc. Since COVID, international courier companies have a number of variable charges to each invoice. These charges can include fuel surcharge, demand surcharge, security fee, disbursement fee, oversize and excess weight, GST on shipment cost etc. Some of these items can increase the basic cost by up to 30% each.

International Customs

Our commitment to quality means sourcing high-quality products from companies that are global leaders in their niche. These companies are both based and manufacture in the UK, US, and Europe. When these items enter Australia, they are subject to customs duties and taxes as determined by Australian customs.

Shipping Insurance

To give you peace of mind, all shipments include shipping insurance. This covers any potential loss or damage during transit, ensuring there won’t be any financial burden or unnecessary delays if an issue arises with your shipment.

Expedited Shipping Options

Fast shipping incurs higher fees due to priority handling and faster transportation. However, if you’re not in a hurry, we can provide discounted shipping for those willing to wait an extra month or more. Please inquire for more details.

Handling Costs

Local courier or postage costs, packing materials and time are calculated at cost, not for profit.

We hope this breakdown is helpful. Our goal is always to provide the best value, balancing quality, speed, and cost. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us here >



This is a recent invoice for a medium sized shipment from the US. Shipping costs from UK and Europe to Australia are higher than from the US. If you would like more information,  please contact us here >