Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Shipito Airmail shipping method can not be used for shipping lithium batteries anymore

Shipito has announced that their Airmail provider stopped shipping lithium batteries and routed some of the packages by USPS Priority in the last few weeks (without notifying Shipito).

So Shipito Airmail shipping is not available for lithium batteries effective immediately. If your package contains lithium battery and has selected Airmail you will need to select new shipping method.

There are still alternative shipping methods available. For example USPS Priority, USPS Express, Russian Post, FedEx, DHL or TNT.

Personally I'm not affected by this change. Airmail method is more expensive for my packages of 8-18 kg (17-35 pounds). But this is yet another call for Russian customers not to use Shipito. The Russian post shipping method is still not available in the Oregon warehouse (the only US no sales tax location of Shipito). Moreover it is not a good shipping method for Russia at all, especially considering the fact there are 5 companies that offer their own express shipping to Russia using alternative methods.

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