So from what I have heard and have been led to understand, the USPS is NOT currently accepting parcels (except for maybe "Priority Mail Express Service" tier mailings, and maybe not even that) bound for either Australia or New Zealand. This is because of personnel shortages or some other blasted present policy over there that is having incoming parcels pile up in their customs departments, left either in limbo or, according to one customer of mine in OZ, possibly even being sent back to their initial address of the sender. I don't use the USPS direct for international mailing but instead use Pirate Ship (who use Asendia for their international mailings.) International mailings are sent first through the USPS to one of Asendia's mail processing centers in the US and then Asendia contracts with various international courier services (sometimes the USPS) to get mail delivered to the mail/customs departments of the country that the parcel is destined for. With the USPS presently out of taking/sending parcels to AUS and NZ, Asendia, I believe, would most likely use DAI or some other contract service to get parcels to AUS and NZ customs department. The problem is that there is no telling (at least not to my present knowledge) as to when parcels will actually begin to be delivered to addresses in AUS and NZ again. Now, one could just "block sales" to AUS and NZ on the vendor sites one uses but, speaking for myself, I would find that option to be either too complicated or irritating to initiate. I still want to take orders from AUS and NZ (and I presently have current orders from AUS via both Discogs and eBay ready and waiting to be packaged up and, ostensibly, sent.) With Discogs orders I could probably contact my AUS customer(s) and let them know that their order is paid for, packed up and ON HOLD TO BE POSTED/SENT when the "go ahead" is given for normal delivery service to resume (I'm sure most people still presently ordering items from overseas are aware that there are currently "issues" with delivery of inbound mailings.) With eBay, however, it will be a pain in the *** (or ****, for you citizens of the Dominion) to hold off on mailing out items because eBay will keep hammering at you about the order being overdue for posting on time, thus probably effecting the seller's "seller rating" or standing or whatever. Even thought the AUS or NZ customer ordering on eBay would probably understand their order being delayed in sending by the seller, eBay would still likely make things irritatingly difficult. Part of me just wants to throw caution to the wind, ship out my parcels (as normal) via Pirate Ship/Asendia, and see where the chips actually fall in this endeavor (with the worst possible outcome being that my parcels get either sent back to me from AUS or NZ or they wind up getting piled up in a customs department and then "lost" (i.e. "stolen") or get unceremoniously chucked into some landfill.) How are you guys presently dealing with incoming orders from AUS and NZ? Anyone here from Australia and New Zealand who can provide perspective and prognostication on what may be yet to come (or how long all this might last?) PS: I plan to contact Asendia directly this coming Monday to get further clarification on Asendia's current methods of transporting parcels to AUS and NZ's customs departments and what they may know about those country's delays and how long they may be expected to last.