Shapeways changed their shipping policy as of the 1st October to what you see now. The last order I placed was on 30th September - so I just scraped in on a 25buck order and free shipping. Now you see why I am filing up the box before completing my order.
"Shipping Options and Pricing
We ship worldwide by UPS. We always use this freight carrier and can not currently make any exceptions.
Cost Applicable Countries
$6.50 United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
$9.50 All EU Countries, Switzerland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican, Andorra, Liechenstein
$19.99 Rest of the world"
If you want more material options I can turn them on. Rigid white plastic is the cheapest and I didn't think anyone would want anything else. Let me know what material choices you'd like.