Because we do a lot of international business and have our packages passing through customs at a high frequency, we declare the invoiced value (minus shipping) of the package.

If a shipment gets lost, we cannot reclaim the true value if we don't have the value on the invoice...and then we lose out in a big way.

Sorry, we know that affects duties charges, but we want to continue to support our international customers for a long time to come....and we want to be unquestionable legally as well.