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IMPORTANT!

Hamm was a great experience. Many snails found new home but most importantly, I had a chance to meet some of you I knew only from online communication.  

 

So hopefully...see you in Hamm again in December! Ok, not with 50% off again but definitely with some prices ;)

 

LOOK FORWARD SEEING YOU THERE! 

SNAIL
TRANSPORT

EUROPEAN UNION SHIPPING OPTIONS

DPD

(only when weather is good - not too hot and not too cold)

I currently use exclusively DPD - so far this has been the most reliable and the most cost-effective option. Most packages took 2 days to arrive and the cost was 20-25 euro, depending on the destination. 

PLEASE NOTE:

The minimum order for international customers is 30 euro (shipping excluded).

For orders od 50 euro and more, there is a flat rate shipping fee 10 euro (applies to all destinations within the EU). Styrofoam box lining is included free of charge. 

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). Lately I started to add full styrofoam box lining. I helps prevent both freezing and overheating.

 

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 charge 1.50 euro for the styrofoam box lining for orders of less than 50 euro. For orders of 50 euro and more, it is free.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

PAYPAL:

There are two options that Paypal offer:

1) "Send money to a friend" - this means that there is no Buyer Protection and there are no fees involved.

2) "Pay for good or services" - if this option is selected, Paypal offers Buyer Protection. This comes with extra cost - extra fee that Paypal will deduct from the transferred amount without the sender knowing. If differs but it is about 5%. So if you choose this option I will charge you extra 5% on the top of the total price to cover the extra Paypal fees.

BANK TRANSFER:

I do not charge anything extra; my bank takes only a very small fee for such transfers.

Countries prices

SHIPPING
PRICES

Lately I have started using DPD exclusively for all the EU packages.

 

Regarding the UK shipping, only UPS seems to be an option - prices differ based on season, size and destination but it is about 25-35 euro. To be honest, I haven't shipped to the UK since Brexit - so please unless you do want to share the potential risk, do not contact me about shipping to the UK.

Below are the shipping prices to top five most common destinations.

PLEASE NOTE: For orders of 50 euro and more, there is a flat rate shipping 10 euro (applies to all destinations within the EU).

AUSTRIA

DPD shipping: 19 euro 

FRANCE

DPD shipping: 20 euro

GERMANY

DPD shipping: 21 euro 

ITALY

DPD shipping: 20 euro

HUNGARY

DPD shipping: 21 euro

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