International shipping rate increase

Hey guys, I've just found out that the international shipping rates have gone up by roughly double their original pricing. I've kept shipping rates constant since I started this but I'm going to have to increase rates for the first time to $13 per international order. I understand this seems very high to ship $3 items, so I'm going to talk to the post office and see if I can't get the rate down. There's a chance I can begin using an alternate mail class that would be cheaper; I will certainly let you know as soon as I can.