This is a tough one. I was a beta tester for DBTB and we were done for the most part quite a long time ago. But when Jeremie moved from Canada back to France in 2020, his entire DSD business was thrown in total limbo. It took him forever just to get the business set back up again over there.
Once that process concluded, the whole Brexit sh**show started to reveal itself to small business owners not just in Europe but here in the US, too. Folks in the US were being told they'd have to manage tax charges while folks in Europe were being told they'd not only have to mess with that but also obnoxious shipping fees to the US for the foreseeable future.
Bottom line is some notable folks decided to simply stop selling this way or that. They just amputated entire sections of their business. And yeah, the shipping charges are now the cost (or oftentimes many times more) than the actual game, which for many simply is hard to justify except under very rare circumstances. It really seems to depend on the country. Like, I just bought a new game out of Germany that had kinda normal fees, but it will likely take many months to arrive as it is put on the back of a whale and swims to my location.
I can guarantee you this is going to make it very hard for DSD to maintain the same loyal customer base they once enjoyed, which is tragic.
It really sucks.