Over recent months the exchange rate between Australian and US Dollars has been steadily moving (the wrong way from my position!) and I have been receiving less and less cash in my bank for US $ sales.
I have absorbed these losses for as long as I can in the hope that the trend would reverse itself. However, to my surprise (and that of almost all the 'experts') this hasn't happened and the Aussie Dollar is now at its highest level against the Greenback for many years and is stubbornly hanging on there.
So, I have been forced to make some price adjustments on my website to ensure that I can still continue to serve all my clients - many who have been buying from me for years.
I have kept as many prices as I can steady but there are a few rises. I have also adjusted the shipping fees for larger orders as my previous 'flat fee' shipping was becoming unviable due to the combination of recent postage rises and the currency rate changes.
My rates are still bargains compared with almost anywhere else you might look though and I hope to be serving all my loyal customers for a long time yet!