Unfortunately it looks like not only did DHL implement an annual increase of 4.9% across their services, but also a $7 fee for Excepted Quantities (which applies to each shipment). This means we are adjusting our shipment price to include this increase, as much as we do not wish to. Depending on how we see our international sales go over the next 6 months we may be able to reduce certain weight bracket pricing if this can be balanced by the overall sale amount. Either way unfortunately we can’t absorb this new charge in entirety, as much as I would like to.
My sincerest apologies for our international customers, trust me I KNOW how expensive our rates are and just like you I wish it weren’t so. Hopefully to some extent the quality and range of our products counters the high shipping and makes purchasing worth it for many, if not all, of our customers.