ShopCrackBerry Update: Now Shipping BlackBerry Accessories to More Countries Worldwide for Less!

By Kevin Michaluk on 18 Jul 2012 03:27 pm
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ShopCrackBerry - Now with Cheaper Shipping Options Worldwide!

Since CrackBerry launched in 2007, two of the most frequently asked questions we receive from visitors outside of the United States is When will ShopCrackBerry ship to my country? and in the case where we do ship to that country, Why is it so expensive to ship to my country? 

Back in June 2010 we took care of our Canadian customers by introducing our dedicated CrackBerry Canada store.

Today I'm happy announce we've finally improved the service offering in our US-based ShopCrackBerry.com store to much better support our international customers! We've also rolled out free shipping to AFP/FPO destinations around the globe.

To our international customers - thanks for the patience. And thanks for the ongoing support. Now keep reading for all the details!

Expanded Worldwide Shipping

We're up from supporting 30 countries to going truly global!! 

More (& Cheaper!) Shipping Rates

Our only International shipping option previously was UPS Express, which while fast was also expensive (it doesn't make much sense to pay ~$40 on shipping if all you need is a case or a charger). We now offer three levels of USPS shipping and two levels of UPS shipping, which provide more options along with more affordability if that's what you're looking for.

International shipping starts with USPS Internal First Class mail, which takes 1 - 2 weeks (note, no package tracking is currently available on orders less than $100). The second USPS option is Priority Mail, which takes 6 - 10 days. The fastest USPS option is Express Mail, which will get you your order in 3 - 5 days.

UPS shipping is also available. UPS Worldwide Expediated has a 3 - 5 day shipping tme, while Worldwide Express/Saver is at 3 days.

A Note on Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries using USPS for shipping:  Here's the bad news. Due to current Postal Regulations we are unable to ship items overseas via USPS containing Lithium Batteries at this time. It sucks. We know. There's nothing we can do about it. It sounds like this rule may change in the not so distant future to allow for smaller items that contain lithium (like a spare battery for your BlackBerry or a BlackBerry Mini Keyboard that contains a lithium ion battery), but in the meantime these products are off the table. Keep in mind you can still ship lithium ion batteries overseas via UPS.

Example Rates

Here's a few examples to put the savings and options into perspective: 

  • Australia / Japan: First Class $11.95, Priority $32.95, Express $38.95
  • UK: First Class $11.95, Priority $36.95, Express $40.95
  • France / Germany: First Class $11.95, Priority $30.95, Express $38.95
  • Mexico: First Class $9.95, Priority $27.95, Express $36.95
  • US Territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam: Just $5.95 Priority Mail or free shipping if your order is greater than $50 !

United States APO/FPO FREE SHIPPING!

We are glad to offer FREE Priority Mail shipping to all US Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office destinations around the globe!

New for US Customers - $3.95 Budget Saver

Along with all the new shipping options for international customers we also recently introduced a new $3.95 Budget Saver shipping option, available on most orders, for those in the continental US. This is shipped via First Class Mail with a tracking code. This a great option for those looking to buy just one or two items. Remember - there's still free shipping within the continental US on orders over $50.

Let the International Shipping Begin!

There you have it. FINALLY better international shipping options from ShopCrackBerry. Spread the word! Give us your feedback. Over the years you've made ShopCrackBerry the number one destination for BlackBerry Accessories and we're proud of our service offering. That said, our e-commerce teams are always working to get better and better, and that's what we'll continue to do. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Take me to ShopCrackBerry.com and let the International Shipping Begin!

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3286 (forum posts)
43 comments

BruvvaPete

For less than what? You don't say.

Kevin Michaluk

Less than before! I did say that in the post if you read through... before the only option was Express Saver via UPS, so was close ~ $30 - $40. So now we have options going much lower.. down to ~ $10.

BruvvaPete

(was kidding with the you don't say' part) :D. Those are some darn good rates.

andicried76

Have you added more Italian post codes?!?

Kevin Michaluk

Lots of destinations added so we should support it. If you find it's not in there, let me know the postal code and we'll look into it.

lifeowner771

Will Greece be available?
Ok i saw it!! it's cheaper :)

BaconMunch

I'm still waiting for the 9900 cradle sale for Canadians you promised us which went on sale for the US store only around Canada day. Totally bittersweet! Hope I didn't miss it.

Kevin Michaluk

I'll flag this to the store team.. we'll have to get that setup as a DoD again for ya sooner than later! :)

BaconMunch

Kevin, you are a man of your word! Deal is live to the Canada store today and I placed my first order on the Canada CrackBerry store :)

sdiedericks

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO for adding Mzansi (Word meaning "People of South Africa") to you shipment list ON Nelson Mandela's 94th Birthday!! Team Crackberry Rocks!!

A South African Blackberry Lover & User of a Playbook & Torch9800!!

fetende

Thank you Kevin! I was wa wainting for this! So you'll have a new buyer from Argentina. Gracias muchachos!

brhilaire

That's a great improvement. But I've always used a freight forwarder for international shipping.

Gazza12

Hi from Australia.......Finally !!! thanks for going to the effort for all of us outside the US

BlackKho

Reading this article made my day. Thank you for all the efforts Kevin!

Jerky223

Awesome job Team CrackBerry!
Now please stock the new BlackBerry Music Gateway. The shipping directly from BB is too much.

Jerky223

Wow, you heard my cries and are now stocking the BlackBerry Music Gateway. I just placed my order, thank you.

arisham

Malaysia now available! Now I can shopping!!
Thank You!

garm

Sorry Crackberry, but dedicated Canada store didn't do much for my shipping. Still got screwed with custom charges which made purchase completely not worthwhile. Was no point in ordering the piece at such a high cost - no matter how much cheaper you make your shipping.

Kevin Michaluk

Hey Garm,

Sorry to hear about your frustration here. So long story short, based on your comment, you didn't actually place your order with the Canada store. The url for the Canada store is http://ca.crackberry.com. The Canada store physically has a warehouse in Canada. You can't be charged customs on your orders from the Canada store as they actually originate and ship within Canada.

I believe what happened is that you still placed your order within the main ShopCrackBerry.com store. We do autodetection for Canadian customers (IP address in Canada) and even within the US store we put linkage/banners pointing to the Canada store. It's fairly hard to miss the Canada store - you have a dedicate Canada store look and feel. That said, even with the aggressive direction of Canadians to the Canada store, we don't prevent Canadians from purchasing from the US-based main ShopCrackBerry.com store if they want to. Because there are some differences between the Canada store on products (different suppliers, different inventory levels) we don't prevent Canadians from ordering from this store as we've found some customers still prefer to (and just pay the next day shipping and customs). 

So in the future, please do make sure your browser is set to http://ca.crackberry.com. For all other customers -- US and international -- the primary URL is still http://shop.crackberry.com.

I'll shoot you a follow up email on this. Also will talk to e-commerce team. Obviously we don't want Canadians accidentally ordering from the US store when they should be in the Canada one. I haven't heard of this issue before popping up, so don't think it's been a big problem, but even once is one time too many. Thanks for the understanding!

33497746

I'm from Argentina, and is really complicated to buy phones over here.. Customs is a really pain in the a**, so i want to know if buy phones worldwide is gone to by available?

fetende

Somos 2. Comprar vas a poder comprar pero te lo van a parar en la aduana y tenes que pagar 50% de impuestos sobre el producto mas el envio. Saludos!

fahar

is indonesia available,sir...??

Rootbrian

Since the shipping cost can be quite high for some people and also, UPS doesn't always knock on peoples door. I remember having to go right to the jane and steels location to pickup an ebay order and twice they denied having it, I didn't leave until I talked to the manager about it and the person denying it got fired the following day. Nobody even knocked the door when it arrived. Hopefully things are different. Same happened for the playbook via FedEx, but they did deliver it the next day when they missed it a week in advance.

I believe FedEx allows the shipping of Lithium/Li-Ion batteries.

CR1691

So does this mean you ship to the Netherlands as well?

djrupey

GBP 30 for a Playbook charging pod to the UK? No, I don't think so, thanks. I sell used car parts to the USA and Canada and the Royal Mail postal service for a similar size and weight item is much cheaper than that, so I'd expect it to be roughly the same cost going the other way. However as I am not in the USA or Canada I don't know for sure what it would cost. I know that couriers such as UPS have a minimum charge which can be quite expensive for relatively low value items. Either way, it is too expensive to make it worth buying from the Crackberry Shop, especially with import duties and VAT on top charged by our rip-off high tax government.

Skyfa11oo7

I think the point is that in places like South Africa we don't have access to most of the decent Blackberry accessories - amazing when you consider that Blackberry is the top selling smartphone in SA. So for now some of us don't mind paying these prices for delivery. Maybe in time CrackBerry will revue delivery charges as the volumes increase. Either way for now we are most grateful to Kevin and his team. South Africa

Skyfa11oo7

This is the most awesome news - thanks and well done!! Have been emailing you guys for ages trying to get access to this. Have already ordered the Playbook mini keyboard. Only problem is it isnt available - still!!. Anyone know when it is due back in stock?
Durban, South Africa

revil-0-316

Wow! Thanks Kevin and crackberry, thy such so bold! Philippines online shoppers here we come!

do4sch

Hello from switzerland,
nice to have the ability now....
swiss traders imported and multiplied prices with x2 or x3,
so nice to NOT rely on these traders anymore!

Big V 1978

Thanks for the GREAT news.

The Blackberry supporters in South Africa would really make use of the new service available.

Maybe the South African BB supporters should consider ordering their items together, to drive down the delivery price ? (I am personally also interested in buying the Mini Keyboard for my Playbook.)

Cape Town, South Africa

kyhung

yay!!!
Taiwan is Finally available !!!

I'm going to just buy something NOW!!
to thank for crackberry's hard work !!

Crisdean

I like that. However, to be brutally honest. Nothing that I wouldn't find cheaper or for the same price by an online retailer that shares the name with one very famous river. Still will have a look. Maybe I'll find something nice that I can't find here in the UK.

kraidx

Are Angola and Portugal available?
We have huge import duties and VAT issue. Charged by rip-off high tax government.