If the postage does not exceed 13 ounces (over would be priority) I ship 1st class and which has a tracking number but no insurance; however, I've found this very reliable. I only use the address given by Etsy. I do not insure unless requested and this would be extra (Priority is now insured for up to $50 automatically.). I try to pack as carefully as possible and send by USPS. I TRY to ship within 3 days after purchase. I am quite willing to sell internationally. However, I would like the buyer to contact me first about shipping price before purchasing. Any international customs, taxes, etc. are the buyer's responsibility.
I back paper items with cardboard for protection and use a lot of packing for breakable items. This adds to postage cost.
Payment at samastuff is through Etsy Direct Checkout and absolutely no sales tax in Oregon.
Returns & exchanges
As a general rule I do not offer refunds (except, of course, for an item damaged in the mail). If for some dire reason an agreement has been made about this, it is to be shipped back at the customer's cost within seven days and in its original condition.