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Colby2004Colby200410 dias atrás
I decided to browse a bit on AmiAmi this morning, however something on the homepage caught my eye.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/11/24/2923967.jpeg

Yup, you read that right- US/Canada customers will be paying an average of 17% increase for DHL. This may not pose a major problem for smaller items, but large figures are another story.

Not to mention, Canada’s only option right now is to ship DHL- which is very unfortunate timing.

Customers located outside North America will see an average increase of 2-15%. These updated prices will begin starting tomorrow.

So...not great news. Obviously there’s many reasons for price increases right now (which I won’t touch on in this article), but the whole situation is still very concerning. What are your thoughts? Will you be cancelling pre-orders, or succumbing to the high shipping prices?
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I've literally bought 1 figure in the past year because I already couldn't justify the insane shipping to Canada. Looks like I'm going to have to cancel my ONE upcoming preorder and hope amiami doesn't ban me :(
Why does Canada specifically have no options other than DHL? I'd even wait the 3 months for a surface parcel to arrive if it meant not spending more for shipping than the actual figure is worth with DHL
3 dias atrás
Mai-san5 dias atrás#104077895Same, italian here and you don't know how much I understand you. I have preorders these months and the only method I can use is DHL. (finalmente un italiano con il mio stesso "hobby")

as I said before for big figures (1/4 or figure where amiami says "Shipping costs for this item may be very high due to package size or/and weight") I'm starting use amazon jp

I'm more worried for GSC figures, I dont know if they already found an alternative for EMS, otherwise the will hold our orders indefinitely

(su mfc ci sono diversi italiani, alcuni sono "mostri sacri" del sito con il loro enorme contributo nel corso degli anni, cercali anche tra i miei amici se vuoi :) )
5 dias atrás
Hokuto8 dias atrás#103978721DHL for Italy has always been prohibitive (I paid 21k for last 1/4 freeing Asuna)
furthermore now we dont have EMS
before this news I was already pondering to move some order (especially figures with big packages) from AmiAmi to Amazon JP, now I'm sure to do that: I've already seen shipping costs are a lot lower and I can also pay customs at the same time, they only thing i dont like is they dont offer paypal payment
Same, italian here and you don't know how much I understand you. I have preorders these months and the only method I can use is DHL. (finalmente un italiano con il mio stesso "hobby")
5 dias atrás
Will this happen only with amiami? or is this a general thing?
5 dias atrás
4449 dias atrás#103911542aaaaaa I really hope this is a temporary thing and not a permanent thing!! I need to cancel some pre-orders and look elsewhere to re-order them :(
sadly it is permanent I spoke with an amiami customer service person. I'm not sure why this is happening :/
5 dias atrás
[q?saber0879 dias atrás#103924736can someone explain to me why EMS / regular airmail are not available to US / Canada and yet available to other countries. is it shipping companies refusing to ship or just really strict in US / Canada right now?

ems airmail is not available during the holidays but it will return. normal ems is available in the USA but in my experience, they always deliver my packages late and I've gotten multiple broken figures with ems handled by USPS. but to answer your question airmail should be back by next year to usa
5 dias atrás
lonelytuning9 dias atrás#103924437Oh wow, this is rough. I ordered ITEM #1233593 through them, I’d really hate to cancel her but if DHL’s going to be insane… does anyone know if this is going to be permanent or just because of shipping demand right now?

yes, they said it will be permanent which sucks since i use dhl all the time.
5 dias atrás
I spoke with customer service and they said this price increase is permanent. it sucks since I really like dhl better than ems. luckily my orders usually are shipped in a 120 box so shipping isn't too bad. however, my January order will probably be shipped in a bigger box so shipping will be over 100 :/.
5 dias atrás
DHL for Italy has always been prohibitive (I paid 21k for last 1/4 freeing Asuna)

furthermore now we dont have EMS

before this news I was already pondering to move some order (especially figures with big packages) from AmiAmi to Amazon JP, now I'm sure to do that: I've already seen shipping costs are a lot lower and I can also pay customs at the same time, they only thing i dont like is they dont offer paypal payment
8 dias atrás
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mariijane8 dias atrás#103967356i believe companies actually have different contracted rates with these private shipping companies (DHL, fedex, UPS, etc). i typically prefer DHL across the board (i shop on a number of different sites for all sorts of stuff, not just figures but homegoods like bedding, kitchen stuff, other general merch like magazines, clothing, etc) and the rates can vary sometimes by a little.. and sometimes by a -lot- depending on the storefront especially when it's a large company versus a small store or a private seller.
at least in my experience DHL costs on amiami were generally much cheaper than, for example, cdjapan. this is a pretty disappointing for me tbh.
i guess i'll have to wait and see how it compares when the invoices come rolling in :-\


Absolutely they do, but it's not like Amiami is calling up DHL and saying "Hey, do you think you could raise our prices?" It's more like DHL calling them up and saying "Hey it's renegotiation time, and our prices have to go up. Let's start at an additional 5%" and negotiating from there.
8 dias atrás
Pre-owned figures in top quality and good value

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