What do I need to know about international shipping fees?

When you ship internationally through TCGplayer, keep in mind that international sales require additional calculation and planning beyond what we specify in our domestic shipping guidelines (consult your shipping provider for more details). Note that the shipping cost you display on your TCGplayer listing is the only cost a buyer will incur. (For example, you can’t contact buyers after the fact and ask them to make an additional payment for shipping.) The destination country may also charge customs fees once the package arrives.

Shipping Cost Is Only Applied One Time Per Cart

When a buyer adds a small, medium or large item* to their cart, we apply your assigned shipping cost according to their purchase. This covers the entire shipping cost of the package, regardless of whether they buy additional items. The next item of that size or smaller they add to the same cart won’t increase the shipping cost since the shipping fee threshold has already been met for the transaction.

For example:

  • A buyer in Australia decides to purchase a Magic single from you. Since they're an international customer, we’ll automatically charge them the shipping cost you set when you opted in to selling internationally. Let's say you have this fee set at $8.99. If the item they ordered was $5.00, their total cost at this point will be $5.00 + $8.99 = $13.99 (item + shipping).
  • They then decide they want to purchase another single from you. This one is $12.00. When they add this card to their cart, only the $12.00 will be added to their previous $13.99 sum. In other words, your shipping fee is a flat rate for an entire package, not a fee associated with each item shipped. Their total at this point would be $5.00 + $12.00 + $8.99 = $25.99 (item 1 + item 2 + shipping fee).

Price Variance on Small Item Packages

While orders for small sized orders that include just a few items can be shipped at a relatively low cost, an order that contains a large number of items or high-value items can be more expensive to ship.

To offset this, we recommend that you balance your shipping settings to reflect the varied costs of shipping products internationally.

For more details and information about exact shipping costs, please visit USPS.com or your shipping provider.

*Not sure what constitutes a small, medium or large item? Take a look at our Shipping Sizes guide to learn more.

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