Originally Posted by enarchay
I'm considering buying this
pair of desert boots but I have no idea how ordering from the UK to the US works. Would someone mind explaining it to me? After conversion rates, would I still end up with a good deal? And do I have the option to return if they don't fit?
I've ordered a total of 13 (!!!) pairs of shoes from Herring during the past three months or so.
Just remember that since you do not live in the E.U. (European Union), they will deduct the 17.50% European VAT (Value Added Tax) from the price of each item. For example, if a pair of shoes is 100.00 GBP, then your price is 82.50 GBP.
To find out the currency conversion rate, use this website . . . http://www.xe.com/ucc/
. . . it's pretty easy to figure out.
Herring charges a minimum shipping fee of 20.00 GBP and the maximum shipping fee they charge is 35.00 GBP. For example, if you order, let's say, only one pair of shoe laces worth 2.00 GBP (well, not that they sell shoe laces but you get the idea), your shipping fee is 20.00 GBP minimum. The shipping fee increases as the value of the merchandise you order increases as you add to your shopping basket but the maximum shipping fee you'll be charged is 35.00 GBP. Even if you order 100 pairs of shoes, you won't be charged more than a maximum of 35.00 GBP for shipping.
Herring ships via UPS and I always receive my orders (I live in Canada) anywhere between three to four days (!!!) from the day I placed the order. I'm serious.
Yes, you can return any shoes back to Herring but you are responsible for paying for international shipping. Just mark on the shipping form "RETURNING UNSATISFACTORY GOODS TO ORIGINAL SENDER". Herring insists that you do this so that they (Herring) won't be charged duties by the international courier.
Herring will send you information on how to return shoes to them when they send you your order confirmation via email. If you need further information, then simply email them and they will respond within one business day.