We sell stuff on eBay. A few days ago we sent our first item to Sweden this year, and tomorrow, we'll send off the 3rd item in a week. The first couple of items were postcards, and that's no issue mailing wise. We send out hundreds of them monthly, a sizable number go to Canada, Europe & Asia, and we've got it down pat. But, we sell things other than postcards, and the item we'll package up and send off to Sweden tomorrow is a pair of women's eyeglasses. They're very vintage, very cool, and very nice. You know the type, from the 1950s, look kind of like a cat's eyes, thick plastic with a little bit of gold thrown in. A little guady, probably expensive and stylish in their day & very interesting.
I always worry about sending packages overseas. Postcards are no problem - we package them up securely, mail them in a regular envelope and they'll get to France as quickly as they'll get to California. But packages are a different story. I once sent a pretty nifty Porsche key ring set to South Korea. It took so long that the buyer & I both assumed it was lost and I refunded his money. It apparently showed up a week later (about 6 weeks after I sent it) and he was honest and kind enough to refund my refund.
So this will be a package, going first class international (I'd much prefer priority, but it's very expensive overseas), and I don't know how long it will take to get there. I don't know if it will be subject to extra tarriffs, or customs handling because it is a package. And it's a bit fragile, so it'll have to be packaged carefully. And I really hope I charged enough for shipping - the easiest way to lose money on eBay is through shipping charges.
It'll be fine. We've never really had a problem. I just wonder about this little spike in sales to Sweden. Interesting.