Overseas shipping updates.

Sunday, 10 January 2010
I have found some interesting links on this whole shipping business... a particularly interesting one was here.
http://philbattos.blogspot.com/2007/04/green-travel-ship-or-plane.html
Ive spent hours trawling (excuse the pun) the internet looking for articles / informed advice about this whole shipping business. Ive come to the conclusion that shipping by surface mail only is a do-able compromise. Nearly all of the articles I have found suggest that its better to ship by boat and the worst of it is that Ive since discovered that even 1st and 2nd class post in this country is sent by aeroplane!! Can you believe it, I had no idea! So in theory, I shouldnt be running a mail order business in my own country even.
I guess our entire lives are about compromises in the end.

So there we have it. I shall swallow my ethical pride and put the overseas option back on the Fairysteps website BUT be warned.... its surface ONLY! Slow but sure, and hopefully greener!

Some will be pleased, others will be dissapointed, so apologies for the latter group. Just trying my best in a very confused, my god, its an ethical minefield sort of way.

Please, no mean comments on this or I feel I shall have to find a rock to crawl under....

5 comments

  1. You're awesome. You put so much thought into everything and if people put half as much thought into things the world would be a better place!

    Everything is about compromise, I make ethical compromises every day and I think all we can ever do is the thing that sits right in our own consciences, the thing that makes us sleep at night.

    So once again good for you
    Rachel x

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  2. Of course I am very happy to hear that!

    I agree with Rachel above, that at least you put the thought in and looked through all the possibilities.

    Now excuse me while I go make a new wish list. I have a big birthday this year ;D

    Thank you

    Karen

    ps: I loved all my beautiful gifts in Dec xxx

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  3. I'm very very happy to hear that,it made my day....your unique and beautiful fairy trasures are worth waiting as long as it takes :)!

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  4. Hello Ren!

    I am sure you have brightened many people's day..and
    I can't imagine people would put a bad word out there for what is sure to be a well researched and gut-wrenching decision.

    I can't say that I know of any business person myself that worries about green--unless it's the bottom-line money, of course! But the fact that you really are worried and bothered to do this, I think it's a far better compromise than most would aim for!

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