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Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby iangould on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:03 pm

If you log on to http://www.cafepress.com from an Australian computer you're now redirected to their new Australian site.

It looks like they're now set up in Australia because the prcies for T-shirts and the like seem quite a lot lower.

not sure how things work if you already have (or want) a shop on their US site to sell to Americans.

Edited to add:

A while back I set up a site with some Mike Dutkiewicz art items - and its now showing up on the Australian site with the lower Australian prices.

http://www.cafepress.com/ianscomics/1888741
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby jpaulos on Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:49 pm

Interesting. Has anybody ordered any books from them yet? What is the shipping cost compared to the US sites like Lulu?
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby Baden on Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:43 pm

Looks like they're still shipping from the states - they are certainly converting AUD to USD at the checkout and the freight seems steep - for one A5 32pp book it was going to cost $38 AUD - see below.

Anarchism 101
Product #: 29917096
In Stock. $6.99
shipping method. Economy $6.00
Subtotal $12.99
Estimated Subtotal in AUD $20.04
Includes ALL duties and taxes $38.00
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby jpaulos on Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:05 pm

Oh crap.
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby iangould on Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:55 am

Baden, that's insane!

Sorry, everyone.
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby matt g on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:37 pm

Um, $38 on that item Baden mentioned is if you choose Express Shipping as an option, the actual price if you choose their normal shipping method is the AU$20.04 one.

If they're like most companies, normal shipping will be airmail (iirc 10-12 days normally), and express will be something like 4-6 day delivery with tracking number or similar, ie courier delivery. At least that's how it's worked with some non-cafepress shirt companies I've bought from.

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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby Baden on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:20 pm

Sorry - didn't mean to mislead - that's just what came up when I put the info in about the book. I don't remember seeing an option for the various freight speeds but what Matt says makes sense I guess. Still, $20 is steep for a single book - maybe their bulk freight is cheaper, although having booked a bit of international freight I doubt it.
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Re: Cafe Press now has an Aussie site

Postby matt g on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:38 pm

Yeah, it's not very well set out. Shipping from Comixpress international airmail is about US$6 as well for a 40page standard size comic book, so that looks like that's the standard US Postal Service price.

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