Yeah...That is the "trick" Â and many boutique competitors do it that way but as a retailer I dont think that its worth the risk (aside from it being wrong). Â You just need one curious person to look at the box and wonder how you can stay in business selling 600 dollar suits for a mere 10 dollars or why you are gifting them to people in Canada.
Except, of course, there's no risk to you: the only people who are even thinking about examining the contents of the parcel you send are the customs agents of a foreign government. Â Of course, that doesn't make it right - but, let's be clear, there's no risk.
We ship and usually import from overseas with UPS. I always get the feeling that if a customs agent in a foreign country gets PO'd at us then we as a retialer get blacklisted by UPS and it causes problems in the future. Who needs the headache. Â If they want the clothing I am selling they will pay for it and the shipping costs. Besides, what I am selling on the kids site its usually worth their while to pay those costs especially now that the dollar is weak and the euro is strong because even though we price according to the Euro, we still have to be competitive in the American Dollar market and we end up as trying to swallow as much of the differential of the euro conversion as possible. Better for Euro'ists, harder for us. Such is life. JJF