SNAIL
TRANSPORT

EUROPEAN UNION SHIPPING OPTIONS

OPTION 1: REGULAR POST OFFICE SERVICE

 

FAST SHIPPING: Delivery date guaranteed: The package will arrive in 3 or 4 days (depends on the destination) after it was accepted by the post office.

REGULAR SHIPPING: No set delivery date: The estimated delivery is 8-10 days after the package was accepted by the post office. This option is fine when the weather is mild.

OPTION 2: UPS

We are currently testing this option. So far, most packages took about 2 days to arrive and the cost was 20-25 euro, depending on a destination.

I am sorry but I DO NOT SHIP TO THE US. Shipping life snails there is A) illegal, unless you, the buyer, have a special permission and B) too dangerous for the animals since the trip is very long (snails are sensitive to extreme temperatures, especially to heat).

HOW I PACK

Snails are packed in small plastic boxes filled with damp moss. To offer extra insulation, I add coconut peat sometimes. If you have any preference, let me know in advance. There is always a piece of food too, usually a sweet potato (doesn't rot easily).

 

Plastic boxes with snails are placed into a large paper box. Extra space is filled with styrofoam pieces for both safety and insulation (plus air flowing easily through). If necessary, I add styrofoam sheets. I don't like heatpacks because they seem hard to control (both heat and position) - I prefer not to ship when weather might require them.

 

I do not charge anything for packaging but trust me, it doesn't mean it doesn't cost me anything - I have to buy the little plastic boxes and I have to pay for the styrofoam filling, which is quite expensive. Please understand that a minimum order is a must if I want to keep the level of quality.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

PAYPAL:

I provide Paypal details only after everything is agreed upon and the date I can ship the snails is reasonably close (not too much in advance). If the buyer chooses to use the "buyer protection" that Paypal offers", I will charge extra 6% on the top of the total price to cover the Paypal fees. Yes, I could just increase my prices to cover the extra cost but I do not find it fair to the returning customers where mutual trust has been already established.

BANK TRANSFER:

Same as above, I provide my bank details after everything is agreed upon and the date I can ship the snails is reasonably close (not too much in advance). I do not charge anything extra; my bank takes only a very small fee for such transfers.

 

SHIPPING
PRICES

Please consider any price information to be an estimate; I will provide an exact quote once I have more information from you. Is your country is not listed but it is a part of the EU? It simply means that I have not shipped there in the past year so it has not been updated. Regarding the UK shipping, plese contact me for more info.

AUSTRIA
Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping:17 euro

UPS shipping: 20 euro 

BELGIUM

Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping: 23 euro

UPS shipping:

ESTONIA

Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping: 20 euro

UPS shipping:

FINLAND

Post office: FAST shipping: 34 euro / REGULAR shipping: 23 euro

UPS shipping:

FRANCE

Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping: 20 euro

UPS shipping:

GERMANY

Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping: 23 euro

UPS shipping: 20 euro 

HUNGARY

Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping: 20 euro

UPS shipping:

ITALY

Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping: 17 euro

UPS shipping:

LATVIA
Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping:17 euro

UPS shipping:

LITHUANIA
Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping:23 euro

UPS shipping:

LUXEMBOURG
Post office: FAST shipping: 35 euro / REGULAR shipping:17 euro

UPS shipping: 20 euro

NETHERLANDS
Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping:17 euro

UPS shipping:

POLAND
Post office: FAST shipping: 28 euro / REGULAR shipping:12 euro

UPS shipping:

SLOVAKIA
Zasilkovna: 3.50 euro

SWEDEN
Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping:24 euro

UPS shipping:

UNITED KINGDOM
Post office: FAST shipping: 31 euro / REGULAR shipping:21 euro

UPS shipping: