celentano on Discord just shared the website’s quote for what it would take to ship Feather and Flame to Romania, and it was $290.20 for FedEx International Economy.
Now, I don’t have GtG’s level of experience with mass shipping, but I do ship individual packages for my company. I see that Feather & Flame weighs 1.5 pounds, so I’m assuming a package about double that weight, which makes $290 pretty steep.
Companies have access to volume discounts, but judging by that number, it doesn’t look like GtG is getting one. As an example, if I wanted to ship a 5-pound box to Bucharest, full price would be $262, our old discounted rate would make it $230, but we recently got a new rate that puts it at a mere $37. And even though that’s a “volume” discount, we don’t do a ton of overseas shipping, barely breaking double digits per month.
So I’m curious whether GtG has attempted to pursue getting a corporate account with better rates, or if they do so little overseas business that there’s no point. (Which would be self-fulfilling.) It’s still not as cheap as the quote for First Class International ($30.35).