Expensive shipping costs

Hello everyone,

I want to start my own e-shop and plan to sell prints clothing and general gifts with my art or personalized requests. Lately I've been trying to figure out a way to shop my products. I am located in Europe, Greece. The prices I find seem way to expensive for me. My country's post office offers to options: 1)Letter/Epistle shipment and 2) parcel shipment.

Option 1 Probably unfit for a lot of the categories I want to sell. For prints seems fine. I am not sure whether or not I would be able to ship clothes like that but if I could. If I ship one piece of clothing it comes to around 7-7.5€. If I ship more than one it's measured by weight and we have 7.5€ for up to 500g, 13€ for up to 1kg and 23.5€ for up to 2kg.

Option 2 Sending parcels abroad is measured only by weight and the first option for up to 1kg is 25€ for Europe and 30€ for everywhere else. And the price goes up every kg (so up to 2 kg is 30€ Europe 37.5€ everywhere else)

I really think these prices are expensive but I am not sure so I ask for your help. Given the prices, my only realistic option is to sell domestically. I can't see how it would be possible to ship and sell abroad. Am I missing something here ? I'd the cheapest selling option for abroad is 25€ how is it possible to sell and actually make a profit ? I am lost, I don't know if I am doing something wrong, if I am looking at the wrong things, if there is a service I am missing I really don't know and I really need your help with this one.

Thank you for reading!

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