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Temporary Suspension of Australia Shipping

With apologies to BMOW readers Down Under, international deliveries to Australia from the BMOW Store have been temporarily suspended. A few weeks ago, Australia Post paused its processing of inbound international mail shipments due to COVID-19-related service impacts, and on September 3 the US Postal Service halted acceptance of Australia-bound international mail. I had hoped this would be only a brief interruption, but after sixteen days there have been no further updates, and there’s no current timeline for when normal operations will resume.

At the moment there are 21 international destinations for which USPS has halted mail delivery “due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other unrelated service disruptions.” Australia is the only large country on that list, and the only one where BMOW has customers. The other countries are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei, Cuba, French Guiana, Guadalupe, Laos, Libya, Martinique, Mayotte, Mongolia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, and Yemen.

International shipping is hot mess across much of the world right now, and this is just the latest incident. Thank you for your patience through all of this, and I hope to see Australia deliveries resuming soon.

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  1. Neil Brittliff - October 7th, 2021 9:55 pm

    It only affects Melbourne – the rest of Australia is OK

  2. Ricshaw - October 13th, 2021 9:34 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Update on order #9190 the test delivery via Shopmate arrived today. I noticed you referenced the system in a later post in regards to NZ. However for anyone wanting something urgently (whilst the Australia Post restrictions are in place) this may be a viable alternative for OZ.


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