Hello, world: Blurb’s got metrics, euros, pounds, and shipping to 12 new countries

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Blurb is no longer in an exclusive relationship with the U.S. dollar. We’ve welcomed the pound (£) and euro (€) into our currency mix. Now you can view our prices in any one of these three currencies and make purchases in them too. Just look for the currency toggle button in the lower right corner on pages where you can make purchases.

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We’re also not afraid to admit that not everyone embraces the decimal numeral system. For those of you used to metrics, all measurements on our site and in BookSmart are now available in centimeters.

We’ve also just added 12 new countries to the list of countries and territories we ship to. Blurbarians from these countries can now make a book, upload and order it, and have it printed and delivered in 7 to 10 business days:

• Argentina
• Brazil
• India
• Israel
• Malaysia
• Mexico
• Philippines
• Russia
• Singapore
• Taiwan
• Thailand
• Ukraine

And to top it all off, we’ve also added new, faster shipping methods. For those international customers who want books within 1 to 2 business days with delivery in the PM, try the UPS Saver option. Want them within 1 to 2 business days with delivery in the AM? Then choose UPS Express. And U.S. and Puerto Rico customers can now get their books overnight with UPS Next Day Air. Keep in mind, you still have to allow for printing – our Pricing and Shipping page has all the details.

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28 Comments

  1. Do you deliver to Brunei? I know it’s a small country (!) but the folks here are really into photography and it is right next door to Singapore and Malaysia.

    Thanks

      July 28, 2007 – 8:17 pm   Permalink
  2. Hi,
    is possible to search a book by language? (For ex. if I search only books in italian?)

    Thank’s

    By Gianluca
      July 29, 2007 – 1:54 pm   Permalink
  3. And the same question goes for Croatia ( Hrvatska ). Is there any chance you’ll ship overhere ? It’s almost in the middle of Europe, bordering Slovenia and Italy. I’ve just posted ( uploaded ) my book, my mistake I didn’t check delivery destionations, and it seems I cannot order it as there’s no delivery to Croatia.

    By Dalibor
      July 29, 2007 – 2:47 pm   Permalink
  4. Thanks for adding Argentina. But it´s as expensive as one usd 50 book!!! Any chance of lowering the price?

    By Roxana
      July 29, 2007 – 6:14 pm   Permalink
  5. Hi Roxana,

    As you’ve noticed, we’ve been making a lot of changes to our shipping options lately and due to customer demand, added Argentina and a host of other countries to those that we now ship to. Our trackable shipping method is what we currently offer. Of course, we’ll reevaluate this and make changes as we can. Keep posted to this blog for frequent updates about shipping.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

    By Kathy
      July 30, 2007 – 11:36 am   Permalink
  6. Can I use Blurb for an A5 size, 50 page, b & w, poetry book, with a full colour cover?

    By Franz Moser
      August 1, 2007 – 10:17 am   Permalink
  7. Hi,
    Thanks for converting inches in centimeters, but for Europeans the main point is still to be able to order books in European formats. The A4 format (21 x 29.7 centimeters) is the regular letter format in Europe, as the US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) is in the US.
    I am sure your Netherlands new printer is more familiar to print in A4 than in any other format. And there is a 500 millions people market just waiting for you! ;-)
    Thanks and all the best.

    By Franck
      August 1, 2007 – 10:20 am   Permalink
  8. What are the criteria for getting a country added to your shipping list?

    By Rex Kersley (RexK)
      August 2, 2007 – 6:15 pm   Permalink
  9. Hi Rex – Fair question. And the answer is based on three criteria: the availability of UPS support of a particular country; potential issues with customs; and if there are any export limitations. All of these point to why we add the support of additional countries in batches, not one at a time.

    Hope this helps.

    By Kathy
      August 3, 2007 – 10:32 am   Permalink
  10. Hi Kathy, Thanks for the prompt reply. So, what is the possibility of adding Vanuatu to the list?

    Regards Rex

    By Rex Kersley (RexK)
      August 3, 2007 – 2:09 pm   Permalink
  11. As an exercise I have priced the cost of an 80-page, large format book, shipped via UPS, from (a secret location in) the Netherlands to a Belgian coast community within 3-miles from the Dutch border.
    I have assumed the (secret) printing facilities to be located somewhere in the Amsterdam area. I have used the Blurb.com price list and the USP site which allows you to calculate the cost of a given shipment.. :-)

    At the 1 Euro = US$ 1.38 rate it would cost me:

    Cost of book: US$ 65 Euro 47.00
    VAT (20%) US$ 19 Euro 9.40
    UPS shipping US$ 54 Euro 30.00
    Total US$ 138 Euro 86.40

    True, it is considerably less than the Euro 4.50 cost of an 8×10 (inches) enlargement (of excellent quality) but, nevertheless, I shall forego the pleasure of seeing what a (my!) Blurb books would like until these become available via nomral postal services. At least cetain destinattions.
    J-J

    By J-J
      August 4, 2007 – 6:50 am   Permalink
  12. Will you ever be into prints and posters on canvas etc., so we can get our photo’s enlarged to bigger sizes.

      August 5, 2007 – 4:32 pm   Permalink
  13. Re: Color output reliability and quality.

    Good move to print in Europe. Will definitely lower shipping costs. My question is:
    So far my experience with the USA printer was excellent in regards of Color reliability. We all know that color continuity varies with different printers. Can we expect the same results then color printing from the US? Thanks

    Yve

      August 8, 2007 – 4:05 am   Permalink
  14. Melody – Blurb is all about books. There are other services out there that can handle your requests for posters, prints, etc. You might want to post this same question to our Forums for suggestions from the community.

    By Kathy
      August 8, 2007 – 11:41 am   Permalink
  15. Yve – You bet. Our printers in the U.S. and Europe are calibrated to the same standards. Our FAQ “Will my books look exactly the same if I order more than one copy or if I order more copies at a later date?” – http://tinyurl.com/2dn7pw – pretty much speaks to this as well.

    By Kathy
      August 8, 2007 – 11:45 am   Permalink
  16. Hi!
    I know it’s not listed, but could you please deliver to Peru?
    Thanks!!

    Claudia

    By Claudia
      August 15, 2007 – 3:47 pm   Permalink
  17. Hola.

    I am interested in doing a book to me with you, but on having seen Roxana’s commentary I was scaring a bit, since nowadays I live in Chile, and apparently up to the moment they do not have coverage for this country.

    Some possibility of sending(parcel) exists towards Chile and all that would go out approximately?
    Regards.

    Forgive me for my bad translation:P

    By michel
      December 11, 2007 – 8:02 am   Permalink
  18. Michel,

    We’ll make sure to add Chile to our list of countries that people want us to ship to.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

    By Kathy
      December 11, 2007 – 1:46 pm   Permalink
  19. Hi, I’ve been looking through the blog and help lists but am either missing the information I’m after or it’s not published. Are there any projects in the works yet for profits for people outside the USA who use Blurb as a POD? I’d love to use it but it would be too costly for me to personally buy a set number of books to onsell to others once the exchange rates and postage are figured into it. I wouldn’t think it was very hard to arrange since Lulu and Cafepress have got systems in place for this.

    By Erin
      December 12, 2007 – 7:16 pm   Permalink
  20. Hi Erin,

    There’s a pretty robust discussion about our international Set Your Price program going on in our Forums, so you are not alone in suggesting this option. We’ll keep you posted on its status here and in the Forums.

    – Kathy

    By Kathy
      December 12, 2007 – 7:41 pm   Permalink
  21. Hi, thank God I found somewhere to ask a question! I’m in a bit of a panic, probably because I haven’t noticed a vital bit of information anywhere and i’m blonde haha. Just yesterday I ordered the book I made (hoping it comes in time for Mother’s Day) but im confused about the currency switch as the credit card is obviously in Australian dollars, do you just charge a little bit extra to convert it into American dollars or is there another process that I missed??? Sorry i’m sure there is a simple answer and I shouldn’t be panicking!
    Mel

    By Melanie
      April 19, 2008 – 5:38 pm   Permalink
  22. I’d like to join Dalibor in his question about when do you plan to ship to Croatia as well. Would love to be able to make and order books. Thanks.

    By Mia
      November 26, 2008 – 6:09 am   Permalink
  23. Hi, I am joining Dalibor and Mia, representing group of youngsters from Croatia: are you going to include Croatia on your mailin list? The clock is ticking!! Thnx!
    Barbara

    By barbara
      June 30, 2009 – 11:21 am   Permalink
  24. Hi, the clock is ticking, and I notice that last answers on this bluberati blog are from late 2007, and it is 2009 now. Is there some new blog or e mail for customer questions?

    Barbara

      July 2, 2009 – 4:48 am   Permalink
  25. No shiping in Croatia! :(
    good by…

    By Svenchuga
      July 14, 2009 – 5:58 am   Permalink
  26. Yes, I think quite a number of people from Croatia are getting very restless now (me included). I think the next step is for all of us to drop to our knees and start begging. (fine by me….I am quite determined to make my books through this site!)

    By Irena Hindy
      July 22, 2009 – 11:10 am   Permalink
  27. hello,
    I am a photographer based in India. I am on a scholarship from a university in Philippines and I will be making a book under the program and will have to present it to my project advisors in Philippines. I was exploring possibilities of making the book using blurb.

    I see that blurb delivers the book in both India and Philippines. But it dosen’t mention if the delivery is trackable in India and Philippines or the entire asia continent in general. I see locations in europe, americas and australia being listed as having trackable express delivery.

    Can you clarify if i can track my delivery to India and Philippines. And how many days would it take for the book to be printed and delivered to these locations, if there is express delivery available. i do not want to be stranded with “no book in hand” on my presentation day in Philippines.

    Nishant

      May 3, 2011 – 8:47 am   Permalink
  28. Hi Nishant,
    We do offer trackable shipping to India/Phillipines. Take a look:
    http://www.blurb.com/create/book/shipping (scroll to the Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa section).

    Hope your project goes well! Let us know on our Facebook page.
    Best,
    Eileen H.

      May 3, 2011 – 10:11 am   Permalink

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