I have on various occasions wanted to purchase products from the USA but have found that either New Zealand is not on the list of shipping destinations, or the price of shipping is simply out of this world. Today I came across another such case.
Here is a small booklet titled Who’sAfraid of the Multiverse? by Jeff Zweerink (68 pages; $4USD to buy). I added two of these to the cart and went to the checkout … only to find:
United States Postal Service
Priority Mail International – $ 27.25
Express Mail International (EMS) – $ 32.25
International Priority – $ 66.61
Wow, that’s about $50 NZD minimum shipping charge. Ouch :-( !
I don’t want to bash Christian ministries that are often overworked and understaffed, but I really do think that USA Christians (generally) need to be more globally focussed and a little less focussed on the US market as if it is the only one that exists.
In fact, many non-US Christians are desperate for materials but cannot acess them easily or at reasonable price. Is this really helpful in the big picture?
Even a pay-for PDF download option for non-US customers could be useful at times.