We've decided to re-enable the following countries in Shopify as of today:
Israel, North Macedonia, Japan, Russia, and Belarus
The leading causes for these countries being disabled in the first place can be attributed to low delivery success using DHL's older Global Mail Packet service and issues with special characters being used at checkout.
However, DHL Packet/Parcel Plus is now the standard and represents a significant improvement over the old service. Additionally, we have blocked the use of special characters at checkout. We believe these fulfillment improvements will mitigate previous concerns.
We have also gone through and reworked our current Shopify rates to more closely align with our current shipping and fulfillment costs. This rework has resulted in several different rate adjustments domestically and globally.