Having your lost item delivered on your doorstep is an extra service iLost offers.
iLost has no delivery service of its own. iLost books the shipment for you with one of the possible parcel services. However, this service is different from a regular shipping order placed at a webshop, or a parcel that you would send with a local carrier. That is why a different rate applies than you might expect. Below we explain why.
When you order something from a webshop, your item will be picked up together with several parcels at one location. The same happens when you send a parcel with a local carrier. You have to hand over the parcel yourself at a drop-off point or postal service. This way of shipping is most economical for carriers.
When you book a shipment with iLost, a single order will be placed to pick up the item at a specific location. This can be an organization, but also a specific address of an honest finder. A courier will be specifically booked to pick up only your parcel at that location and bring it to a central depot. There it will be scanned and sorted for delivery. This is less efficient.
The rates are therefore higher than you might expect. iLost does everything to offer you the best possible rate. If you do not want to pay shipping costs, there is always the possibility to make an appointment to pick up your item yourself at an organization or honest finder.