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Frank West
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I have watched many Kickstarters over the years struggle with shipping and fulfilment so I started studying it a long time ago.

Over the last few months I have spoken with over 20 companies, gotten quotes, done my research and put a plan in place which I believe will offer the best, most reliable shipping possible.

This has been tricky as The City of Kings is a fairly big, heavy game and that certainly makes it harder.

I have arranged for friendly shipping to America, Canada, Europe and Australia and put plans in place for 42 countries.

These are as follows:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam

Currently countries not on this list fall into the "rest of the world" pricing bracket, so if you are interested in the game and your country is not listed please do let me know.

I will do my best to add your country to the list if a reduced shipping rate is available.

Thanks

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By request, I have added Croatia to the list.
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Hi,

Any chance to have a good shipping rate to Switzerland?

Thanks =)
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Vaaa wrote:
Hi,

Any chance to have a good shipping rate to Switzerland?

Thanks =)


Looks like I can sort something for Switzerland, I'll add you to the list!
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Is pickup from Bristol an option for locals?

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PokeyMonkey wrote:
Is pickup from Bristol an option for locals?

Thanks, Chris


Hey Chris,

I'm afraid I haven't organised anything for local shipping as the games aren't coming direct to our offices.

I tried to keep the UK shipping costs as low as possible to benefit everyone who's helped me at local cons and events.

I might be able to look into it if enough demand comes up, but it would take a few days.

Sorry

 
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I'm assuming that this game is being produced in China. Any reason why the shipping costs to China and HK are more expensive than, eg North America and (Western) Europe? This isn't the only kickstarter which has such seemingly odd shipping charges, ie it costs more to "ship" within the country of origin (or close neighbours) than it does to ship halfway across the world. I'm just trying to understand why that is the case.
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Hi Mouldy Banana,

It surprised me as well when I looked into the prices, but it turns out shipping within China can be expensive and slow. It's a big country and the orders are much lower.

Over 50% of backers will typically come from America and they all get put on a pallet and stuck on a ship. Whilst only 2 or 3% might come from China so you get no "bulk discount" and you're lucky to have more than a couple of boxes.

Typically Kickstarters are looking at 500 to 2000 backers (unless they are very big/small) so you're looking at 250 - 1000 games to the US whilst only 10 - 40 go in China.

If you're lucky enough to get a retailer or 2 in China then you can get a bit of a saving but then typically the shipping will be done at cost with the retailer.

I hope this helps a little?
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TheCityofKings wrote:
It surprised me as well when I looked into the prices, but it turns out shipping within China can be expensive and slow...
Thanks for the info It is indeed surprising, given that China has probably the largest e-commerce market in the world. I would assume that their logistics networks are capable of handling the volumes and at competitive prices.
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Hi Frank,

Can I please request local pickup from UK as well please. Either Bristol, London or at our UK Expo please.

Thanks,

Asef.
 
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asefmiqdad wrote:
Hi Frank,

Can I please request local pickup from UK as well please. Either Bristol, London or at our UK Expo please.

Thanks,

Asef.


Hey Asef,

I'm afraid it isn't something I'm able to do. The UK shipping prices have been heavily reduced so there is no saving for shipping them to my home over anyone elses as the games will be coming from warehouses rather than our office. If the game was printed in time I would have taken some to the games expo but it wont be ready by then.
 
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Is there away to get a reduced shipping to Peru - South America?
 
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Hey Lyle, I'm afraid I've not been able to get cheaper shipping for Peru
 
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Aww, it's ok thanks for the answer , I just saw your "internet plays the city of kings" very interesting and made me break out mage knight I don't know why

just wanted to save some bucks for some extras ,im gonna back it any way the game deserves it !
Good luck Frank !
 
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