you can never take germany as a reference for shipping prices
in germany everything that has to do with shipping is a huge low wage sector where people are exploited.
so prices like in italy are the norm, for example france and spain, austria have all pretty much the same prices.
I was always curious about the reason shipping from Germany is so cheap. It's even cheaper for me to order Discogs records from Germany instead of from the Netherlands where i live.
Another factor is probably that in Germany you can apparently send packages with a low maximum weight (something like 500gram). Here in the Netherlands the cheapest shipping option allows you to send several kg's which makes it expensive by default.