You know what's coming...
Shipping costs are unreal. Especially international shipping which, the smaller the package the MORE expensive it is. I have had to add shipping on to some items so that I have any time of margin left when I sell my products.
Tarot Decks & Towels
I have to charge shipping on tarot decks in the US. The cost is fluctuating and it really sucks. Orders under $80 now have $5 shipping. This only effects the purchase of a tarot deck. If you only buy stickers or only buy a print the cost of shipping is factored in (because my prints are fulfilled through Printful, I use their rates to calculate the cost of the total print—yes it is a lot of work).
International shipping rates have gone up and still do not cover VAT/duty. I will be honest, calculating VAT/duty is REALLY difficult. From what I gather, it can be like $50+ in some places. It's absolutely wild. I hope to grow my business enough to be able to print in different places to reduce these costs but I'm not there just yet.
Thanks for your understanding!