Shipping from the US to Australia is so expensive, we can all agree on that.
And with the United States Postal Service stopping shipments to parts of Australia, it has become even more costly to get items into the country. To help offset these costs, we at gloopy are experimenting with making group shipments to Australia via UPS. This way, the expense of shipping from the gloopy's US headquarters to our friends in the land down under is split among several customers, significantly reducing what you pay for shipping.
The more people who join in, the less shipping will cost, so please join in!
How it Works
Throughout the year, as you see items you like at gloopy and on the cadet site (for the cadets among you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the item, quantity, size, etc. you would like of that item. We will then have the item pulled from inventory and set aside and add it to your ongoing order list.
Every few months (about 3 or 4 times yearly), we will confirm your shopping list with you, close out your order and send you an invoice via gloopy.industries that you can click to pay. This invoice will include the items you are ordering, your share of international shipping on the package, and the cost of in-country shipping from a location in Australia receiving and reshipping individual packages. This invoice will be itemized so you know what you are paying for.
As soon as everyone has paid, we will ship a box that contains everyone's orders prepackaged for reshipping. Our Aussie hub friend will repost your package to you upon receiving it in the country. Mass shipments will only happen if at least four people are in the shipment to allow everyone to benefit from the reduced international shipping cost. This means the more people know this is available and use it to shop at gloopy, the less everyone pays for international shipping.
How do I sign up?
- Shipping Address
- Phone number
- email address
- Cadet number (if you're a cadet)
How do I submit an order request?
Use our simple online form HERE.
What about discounts?
If you have a cadet discount, it will be applied to your orders. 20% for any items requested in January and 10% for items requested any other time of this year. If you are using a different discount, just be sure to include a note in your item request email.
What about Mystery Machine projects?
If you wish to back a Mystery Machine project, send your backer request to me so the product can go in the next order box. The item will be included in your next order invoice when it is in stock and ready to ship.
What about gloopy Vault Auctions?
If you win a gloopy Vault Auction, we'll hold onto the item and include it in the next group shipment. Since gloopy Vault Auctions automatically include shipping costs when you pay for your item, we will refund the shipping paid when you complete your gloopy Vault Auction payment.
What if an item is out of stock?
We will notify you if an item you have requested is out of stock.
Questions we didn't answer here? Let us know! Send them to us at email@example.com.