WelcomeMrBaby.com, the retailer with the [insert regional name here] Nania car seat/stroller, was new to me, so I surfed around a bit to see what else they had. Two things jumped out at me:
1) The site seems to have sprung fully formed, straight from the E-commerce team's PowerPoint presentation to the CEO:
Welcomemrbaby.com is the new B2C online community that is rapidly becoming the reference point in Europe for people seeking baby items.
It is the website where you can securely purchase brand-name quality products, without leaving your home or office.
According to a study produced by our Marketing Department, there is the need for more investments in this market. Not more than a handful of online websites provide users with an extensive catalogue of baby items. For these reasons Welcomemrbaby.com has decided to take action.
Our goal is to transfer the experience of "Culla Del Bimbo", the 30-year old Italy-based retail owner of this site, to the internet. We have learned that customers value outstanding service offered and rigorous price transparency over a strategy of incessant "special offers".
...We implemented a mathematical algorithm that calculates a reasonable shipment contribution from the customer. It is based on the type of goods that will have to be shipped, the country they will be shipped to, and is inversely proportioned to the total euro amount of the order...2) The mid-range baby furniture mass produced in Europe is every bit as cheesy as the mid-range baby furniture mass produced in the US. [Here's one example, but you could click on almost anything, I swear.] See? Our cultures aren't that far apart after all. I think this calls for a hug.
Oh, and kudos on the English, but there's also no mention of non-EU shipping. [update: except for the "just email us, we'll ship anywhere!" line in the faq. Hopefully, the kid inherited my wife's reading ability.]