Shipping and VATs FAQ

Desmo Times changes shipping options depending on the cost and availability. At present here are the options:

  • Domestic Shipments (within the USA) – US Postal Service Priority or Express
  • International Shipments (outside the USA) – DHL Express

Domestic Shipments (inside USA):

Flat Rate Mail

Typically an order for a Shim Kit or Individual Shims costs about $10.50 to ship anywhere in the US and takes 2 to 3 days delivery. The cost of the package increases with the weight. So over 2 lbs cost a little more depending on the distance.

Express Mail

A Shim Kit or individual shims and most items under 2 lbs costs about $30.00. If the package is mailed from the post office before 2 pm, it usually gets delivered the next day. Sometimes it takes two days.

International Shipments (outside USA):

US First Class Mail - Not available until end of COVID-19 (2022)

We only recommend this for shipping individual shims. Transit time can be up to 4 weeks. No tracking available with this method. It is not as reliable as the other methods of delivery.

US Flat Rate Mail - Not available until end of COVID-19 (2022)

A Shim kit or Individual Shims (under 2 lbs) costs about $33.95 anywhere in the world. Over 2 lbs the price increases about $10.00 per lb. Transit time is usually from 10 to 14 days, sometimes less.

US Express Mail - Not available until end of COVID-19 (2022)

A Shim Kit or Individual Shims (under 2 lbs) costs about $62.50 anywhere in the world. Over 2 lb the price increases about $10.00 per lb. Transit time is stated to be 3 to 5 days, but sometimes it can take longer due to Customs.

DHL Express

For most of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, 1lb and under costs about $43.00. From 2 to 5 lb costs about $58.00. Transit time is about 4 days.

VATs (Value Added Taxes)

It is the customer’s responsibility to pay VATs for their country of record. Due to the changing nature of these taxes, VATs will sometimes need to be collected PRIOR to shipment. When this occurs, the customer will be contacted and the funds request sent before the products are shipped.