We are based in the Netherlands and initially will rely on our local courier named PostNL - www.postnl.nl/en/. PostNL ships worldwide by mainly handing over the parcels to local couriers. This is different from couriers like DHL, FedEx, TNT or UPS.
We are able to handle up to 24 Smartek 19 cube boxes per shipment based on packaging and size. We also ship our packages with insurance. Insurance gives us the option if a parcel did not arrive to you, to ship you a new parcel and handle the missing/broken parcel for you.
PostNL uses various shipping zones which are described here - www.postnl.nl/tarieven/zone-indeling/:
For the Netherlands we use a flat fee € 6,75 for up to 24 boxes.
This zone consists of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark (excl. Faroe Islands and Greenland), Germany, France (incl. Corsica and Monaco), Italy (excl. San Marino and Vatican City), Luxembourg, Austria, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands, excl. Canaries Island), United Kingdom (excl. Gibraltar en de Channel Islands), Sweden.
Up to 6 boxes are shipped at € 15,50 and 7 to 24 boxes are shipped at € 18,00.
This zone includes: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal (incl. Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic Albania, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, the Channel Islands, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Ukraine, San Marino, Serbia, Turkey, Vatican City, Belarus, Switzerland.
Up to 6 boxes are shipped at € 21,00 and 7 to 24 boxes are shipped at € 23,50.
All other countries including Russia, China, United States, Japan, South Korea, et cetera.
Up to 6 boxes are shipped at € 31,80 and 7 to 24 boxes are shipped at € 34,30.
All our parcels outside the Netherlands are shipped excluding local taxes and import duties. We ship based on INCOTERM 2020 - Delivery At Place (DAP). This means we handle the shipment to your door and you handle the local taxes and duties.
For international shipment we use the Harmonised System (HS) code: 8505.1100.99
We will learn on the way. We expect to reduce shipping cost soon but this will depend on how many boxes we ship. So order those boxes and help us reduce the cost for future orders.
Furthermore we will look into other international couriers with the goal to reduce cost and improve international shipping service.