Once upon a time international shipping via the USPS didn't cost an arm and a leg. But as the USPS strives for profitability they've raised rates across the board, but especially when it comes to international packages.

To ship an 11 ounce book via USPS to Singapore costs $22.09. It's $15.20 for the same book to Canada.

I've long wanted to look for alternate shipping methods for international orders. It reached a head during the Kickstarter when I had several potential backers rightfully complain about our international rates. Some folks shared some alternates. In the midst of the Kickstarter, I didn't have time to shop around, but now that the Kickstarter is behind us, I went shopping and signed with Easyship.

Our international costs will still include USPS options. But now you will have 3rd party options that are generally 10-40% cheaper than the USPS.

These options are also available for domestic shipping, though the costs for 3rd party shipping are usually higher than the USPS.

Installation of Easyship was a rather large back end change for the store. Please let us know if you have any problems or see any weirdness, though I don't expect any.

I hope this partnership with Easyship helps save Apex and our customers money!