Maybe Consider a EU based shipping provider as well?
As I’m always in need of some nerd-ware. I was thinking about supporting the project by purchasing a T-Shirt.
But, when I have to pay ~$78 for a $25 T-Shirt, not so much.
Where I live (Norway) we have this cool thing called taxes on pretty much everything, and not just the usual tax, but a bonus-tax for all orders shipping from other countries and has a total price > ~$41 (including shipping).
This adds up to a pretty substantial amount, as the courier of the merchandise takes another fee for clearing up and dealing with the tax stuff paper work…
So, I ended up having to pay around $78 for a $25 T-Shirt… Not happening.
I’ve searched around for small businesses that are aware of this silly situation, and found a couple that sells stuff from the KDE project amongst others, and they happily label the envelope as a “Gift” and sets the “Value” to something below $40.
Don’t care to mention the URL right now, but if possible, this would make it possible for people outside the US to get access to future branded products.
Some admin, PM me if this is something you’d consider doing.