On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 17:15 +0100, Thijs H wrote:
In many cases the media cost is much less than the shipping
Further you are from the place being shipped the more you need
I'm sure ambassadors can come up with alternatives for their different
We had a related issue in Brazil, where taxes on the DVDs value ended up
close to a monthly minimum wage.
In our case, we suggest shipping the next promotional materials
declaring zero cost (or something like 5 bucks), and as "gifts". So
taxes on the merchandise value will remain relatively small.
Regarding the shipping cost, here are a few alternatives:
. asking for donations through country-lists and paypal
. donations from universities
. donations from related businesses
. creating a local NGO to facilitate operations and offer tax-free
Shouldn't we think about a few distribution-points spread over
world? So that an Ambassador can order from Europa, USA or Asia.
That's cheaper and faster.
No doubt! I believe Alex is already thinking/working on that.
But we can definitely work smarter meanwhile. The least, having sender
and recipient talking through before sending...
Thanks for listening,