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Comment by mary 17 hours ago

Amanda here's a link to the posting instructions http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/postage-information-1

Comment by joan anthony on November 7, 2018 at 9:27am

It is on Royal Mail's site but it is a bit confusing and hard to find.  You have to go to 'sending mail' then down to 'international parcel service' then click 'international economy' then click 'overview' then go down to the kind of package.

Comment by joan anthony on November 7, 2018 at 9:24am

the size for a small packet for South Africa is slightly different than for the UK.  The height + weight + depth must be no more than 90cm with no single side longer than 60 cm.
If you buy the boxes for small parcel post in the UK they will be half an inch too big.  Some post offices will not notice but this might cause an excess fee the other end (although I don't think there have been any reports of this).  

Comment by Amanda Luff on November 7, 2018 at 9:11am

I saw on the post office page did not see small packet or what ever they are not international sorry so confused

Comment by Karen Gordon on November 7, 2018 at 8:36am

Hi Amanda - from the UK parcels up to 2kg are £12.05 international economy.  It makes financial sense all round to make your parcel as near to this maximum weight as possible as retrieval from the South Africa PO costs the charity per parcel too.  You can find information on a packing slip + address label on the KAS main page.    Hope this helps, Karen

Comment by Amanda Luff on November 7, 2018 at 5:13am

I have been away from knit a square for some back due to personal reasons. I would like knit squares again. Bit confused about what to put on the envelope thanks

Comment by mary on November 3, 2018 at 7:27am


Comment by Tom Skupham on October 30, 2018 at 8:29am

do I read it correct they get charged a handling fee even if there is no duty to pay ?

Comment by Tom Skupham on May 4, 2018 at 6:38am

Thanks Christine , I used to work at our local Animal Charity and the Shop but have not been working there for 2 years , but we do support them by eating at their Café where all the profits go to help the animals. I will see what I caqn get from them

Comment by Christine Chiplen on May 4, 2018 at 3:21am

A little suggestion for our UK members.......

Since regulations changed for charity shops last year, they can no longer sell soft toys without their labels, so these lovely toys are send to landfill! The manager of one of my local charity shops now saves the toys for me, as she knows they are being sent to needy children in S.Africa. Most of the toys saved are absolutely lovely and will be enjoed by 'our children'. She did check it out with her regional manager initially, and had the ok. I can only send small soft toys because of the cost in postage etc that we all face. 

Perhaps others would like to ask at they local charity shops?


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