I just added a shipping calculation to the shopping cart to allow most international customers to order via the shopping cart rather than requiring a PayPal invoice. All customers at check-out now need to choose the USA or international option depending on their address and then click recalculate to display the shipping charge, which is slightly higher for international destinations. If you are a first-time international customer it’s best to email us first to verify we can ship to your country, but returning customers can just choose international now and go through the regular shopping cart without emailing first.
I’ll try this for a while and see how it goes. It’ll make ordering easier for international customers, but if it is confusing for USA customers to find the little box to select USA shipping, I can always set it back the old way. This will save me some time making invoices though, and will help returning international customers place a quicker, easier order. I wanted to mention it here so people don’t see the zero shipping charge in the cart and get confused; you now have to pick USA or international and click recalculate before your shipping charge is shown.
I’m really busy trying to finish the 2008 bookkeeping, set up a better bookkeeping system for 2009, finish the new blends, and keep up with orders. Lieu de Reves is probably done (I’m just waiting to hear back from a few more testers, but it’s getting thumbs up so far and I like it a lot too).