Since international shipping is $10.50, putting the cost per shirt at $23.50, but shipping for additional shirts is only $1, if there was enough interest I'd be happy to front a UK HNLondon Meetup group-buy, with all costs shared equally, and shirts to be distributed at the next event following their delivery.
There must be a myriad number of dye-sub printers in the UK that use AA shirts - wouldn't it be cheaper to simply commission them to print and deliver your shirts in UK and Europe with your [customers] branding?
Shipping simple tshirts piecemeal seems so terribly wasteful to me.
We looked into this and surprisingly it's cheaper to produce the t-shirts here in the US. Their isn't the same level of competition on blank garment suppliers and screen printers, so the costs are significantly higher. Coupled with the fact you don't capture the bulk discounts it actually ends up a little more expensive!
We'll continue to look into it though, perhaps when we reach a certain scale we'll be able to command better prices.
Good point, thanks Peter. Lets try this: £12 per shirt including VAT, duty, and any VAT administration charge the shipping co. adds. Any excess will be openly donated to watsi.org, and any shortfall I'll cover.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with color and size if you're in.