It may not have escaped your notice that in June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Whilst this prompted unprecedented levels of political, economic and social turmoil in the UK, it does have one undeniable upside if you're a cyclist living outside the UK.
What's that, you ask? Buying cycling gear from VeloVixen got a whole lot cheaper, that's what!
Why to shop at VeloVixen if you live outside of the UK
1. The Exchange Rate - currency rates don't always feel that rock 'n' roll, do they? Until, that is, a currency moves by 20% in your favour!
For US citizens, just before the UK's referendum the UK pound was worth almost $1.50. Since then, it plunged to below $1.23 and has only recovered marginally - meaning that whenever you buy products in pounds, you get a whole lot more for your money. It's been the best exchange rate for US shoppers in over 30 years.
Likewise, if you live your life in euros, shopping also got cheaper. Just a year or so ago, a pound could buy €1.44. Today you get barely €1.10 for a pound - meaning shopping in pounds gets you over 20% more for your money than mid 2016!
2. Taxes - yes, these are arguably even less rock 'n' roll than exchange rates... but if you're sending your VeloVixen good to outside the European Union, you don't pay the UK's 20% VAT. So in practice you'll be paying 16.67% less than the asking price - and than your poor UK-based friends!
3. Flat Rate Postage - we like to keep postage rates simple, so if you're ordering from outside the UK you just pay one flat price no matter how much you order. In the EU that's £10, or to send orders outside the EU it's £15. That means the more you order, the cheaper postage becomes for you.
Let's put this into real life: here's how things have changed recently, and just how much of an advantage US citizens are at! (the blue figures are where we were in early 2016, the orange ones are as at late 2016 - but they haven't recovered much since!):
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us. In the meantime, make the most of this amazing opportunity!