"I have just posted an article I found regarding a 400% increase in international parcels arriving in South Africa. The increase has caused big delays in sorting as every single article goes to Johannesburg for sorting this would explain why it…"
"Absolutely Susanne! I have been saving up at least 3kg of goodies before sending. Costs me less for one thing and if I send larger parcels less often it will hopefully help KAS with respect to fees too."
"For Australian members info..just went online and checked the Auspost calculator. ..by economy sea mail 3.5 kg is $55.56. 7.00 kg is $85.50. So economically for ourselves bigger parcels less frequently…"
"Thanks Linda. I was a bit ambiguous in my question. I was doubledouble checking that heavier parcels would not attract an even higher fee. If it is flat rate regardless I will save my goodies up and send every second month"
Knit-a-square is a worldwide
organization with members from
all cultures, races and religions.
We are a charity that is run by a team
of volunteers in South Africa who
sort and assemble 8" (20 cm) squares
into blankets to be distributed to vulnerable children in need.
Postal costs for incoming parcels has risen alarmingly since mid-April
because of a new rule that ALL overseas parcels attract the customary
handling fee and that has been increased to R51.50 PER PARCEL[$3.74USD].