A few words about
THE WAY WE SHIP
First and foremost understand that AFFORDABLE DESIGNS - CANADA is located... well... in Canada. This means that we have been using CANADA POST to ship all of our parcels. At first, we were shipping our parcels using an affordable service that did not provide tracking information between Canada and the USA. Recently, we managed to secure a small business agreement that allows us to ship to the USA with tracking numbers. The service is a bit more costly but provide both our customers and ourselves peace of mind as well as insurance protection. This is now the only way we will ship to the USA, and the world.
For Canadian and USA orders our SHIPPING/HANDLING rates have been adjusted to $10.95 US - $15.95 US ( an increase of $2.00 US, our first increase in 15 years ). These base rates are relative to the size/weight of your combined items. Accordingly, a higher shipping/handling fee might be required for extra-large/heavy orders.
International orders will have shipping/handling charges specific to their country, based on the safest/insured shipping rate available with a $2.00 US handling surcharge.
We understand these new shipping/handling rates may not be best for people wanting to purchase a single pair of shoes. Please understand Affordable Designs - Canada is a tiny, tiny online doll company and is not really set up to accommodate "one single item orders". These orders are welcome but our minimum shipping/handling charge will be applied.
Thank you for understanding,