Pranceatron's Shipping Rates

I charge actual shipping cost or less, I do not charge any handling or materials fees.  All packages are sent via Canadapost (becomes USPS in the US), unless alternate methods are requested by buyer. In an occasion where I have overcharged more than $1 on shipping costs, I will refund automatically via Paypal.  

For US and Canadian shipping, my default shipping costs are the most economical methods available. For other destinations I chose airmail, which is the second cheapest option available. Surface mail for International buyers is also possible but you must know it will take a month, and can take up to three to arrive so you must have patience for this method!
 

Updated February 2015
 
Within Canada
To US
International Rates
 
Within Canada
Anything thicker than 20mm  is considered a parcel and is priced based mostly on volume (package dimensions) rather than weight, so Canadian customers will have to ask to get a precise rate from me (just copy/paste listings you would like in an email and I'll get the quote out ASAP), but generally shipping starts at around $10 but varies a lot depending on the size of the package and the region it is going to. Regular mail in Canada, generally takes 3-7 days from when I send to reach you, longer for more isolated areas. Insurance is available for any package for $1 (Cdn) extra.
*Usually Paypal will offer some sort of discount on inter-Canada rates. I charge what the post office quotes me, and refund any shipping overcharge/difference over $1 via Paypal.

To US
The cheapest available option is airmail, which takes about two weeks for most destinations. Puerto Rico is considered the US in terms of pricing, but the packages usually take longer to arrive. Insurance is not available on small packet rates.

DIY Shipping estimates: On most pages of my site, you will see a number by the price, under the column "weight in grams." I hope to automate this soon, but for the meantime customers can get a rough idea of what their shipping will cost. I always suggest customers try to get in as much as they can for the weight they are being charged, as a package just 1 gram over the limit will bump you up to the next shipping price. May as well make use of your shipping $!
You can add as many toy weights as you like and then follow the diagram below to calculate for yourself the approximate shipping price:

SMALL PACKAGES

150 grams of toys  = $6.75to ship (100 grams is needed for packaging, so this is the 250 gram rate)
350 grams of toys = $8.75 to ship (150 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 500 gram rate)
750 grams of toys = $13.25 to ship (250 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 1 kg rate) * Tracked packet is available for $1-2 more, it includes insurance and tracking.

PACKAGES OVER 1 KG (1000 grams) are considered parcels, and automatically get tracking and insurance. Rates vary widely, they generally start at around $15 and rates get higher due more to size (volume) rather than weight. For this reason, I will have to personally weight/measure prospective purchases before I can get you an accurate shipping price. I very rarely have to charge more than $30 for a fairly decent sized package (say 1 foot square or so).

* Usually Paypal will offer some sort of discount on parcel rates. I charge what the post office quotes me, and refund any shipping overcharge/difference over $1 via Paypal. Also, if your total weight comes within 5 grams or so of a weight class (say 155 grams of toys), I can usually get the packaging down a little to make it all fit for the same rate - can't promise, but I will try!

International

Anywhere besides Canada and the US is considered International mail. I strongly suggest air mail as surface mail can take months to arrive. Airmail generally takes about 1-2 weeks, it doesn't seem to matter where in the world. Canadapost rules have changed, and each country will need to be calculated separately, there is no blanket international rate any longer.

DIY Shipping estimates: On most pages of my site, you will see a number by the price, under the column "weight in grams." I hope to automate this soon, but for the meantime customers can get a rough idea of what their shipping will cost. You can add as many toy weights as you like and then follow the diagram below to calculate for yourself the approximate shipping price:

SMALL PACKAGES
150 grams of toys  = approximately $8 to ship (100 grams is needed for packaging, so this is the 250 gram rate)
350 grams of toys =
approximately $15.25 to ship (150 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 500 gram rate)
750 grams of toys = 
approximately  $30 to ship (250 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 1 kg rate)
1.2 grams of toys = approximately $38 to ship (300 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 1.5 kg rate)
1700 grams of toys = approximately $45 (300 grams is needed for packaging, this is the 2 kg rate) 
PACKAGES OVER 2 KG are almost always more expensive than sending as more than one small packet, so I suggest going by the small packet price guidelines. But of course I will calculate all possible shipping methods requested by the buyer so just copy/paste what you are interested in and I'll get a shipping quote out ASAP.

All prices are stated in US funds.  If you would like to pay in Canadian funds, that's fine by me, here's a converter to use to get an idea of price, lately it's pretty much at par with the US. This is the converter I will use to get you your Canadian totals. You can also see what the US dollar is worth next to your own currency, if you live outside the US!
 
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