It’s no secret that DrapeStyle ships our custom made drapery and window treatments throughout the US and Canada. What you may not know is that we also ship internationally to Countries as far away as France, Australia, Japan, China and the UK. When we firsts started shipping our drapery and drapery hardware we thought, “how hard can it be?”. We learned that shipping our drapes overseas required some serious preparation. For example, we have had a few Clients in Australia (we love the accent by the way), who have ordered several times. The orders were large, enough to decorate an entire home. We initially thought that we would just “box them up” and ship the drapes like we would any other order. When we packed them, however, we quickly realized that we needed a little sturdier of a container considering these draperies were going to the other side of the world. So we contacted a local shipping / freight forwarder, and we are sure glad we did. They built us a very sturdy crate using “certified” wood that came along with a “certificate”. Like me you are probably asking what the heck “certified wood” is. It turns out that some Countries, including Australia, are very concerned about foreign insects crossing their borders. Many insects burrow their way into wood that is then used to build crates that ship goods. The little critters then catch a free ride into new Countries. So, this “certified” wood means that it is free of any hitch-hiking critters.
We got a pretty good education on the nuances of shipping our drapery into a lot of different Countries and we really think it benefits our Customers. Nothing worse than ordering your living room drapery, roman shades or any window treatments and then having them held-up at Customs or worse, rejected by Customs and shipped back to the Manufacturer.
So if you live in Paris Texas or Paris France we are confident that we will make you the very highest quality custom drapery available and have them arrive at your doorstep in perfect condition.
If you have any questions about our International Shipping please call one of our Designers at 800-760-8257.