@Erik_G just an FYI, its made to look easy by Shannon, however it takes a lot of experience to get it right and then make it available as purchase.
Typically to do an order with a PCB assembly service, the qty of 50 is when there is the lowest cost per device. However assembly services only assemble to the instructions you provide. If you provide inadequate instructions, or they get it wrong. you still pay the full cost of assembly. Then there is also testing and configuration of the board, which is probably what you are hearing.
Unfortunately with the current world situation, I imagine its getting more difficult to export items from the US, as anything shipped out the country would require it to be certified as to where its going. However perhaps you can a packet of 5 or (multiples) from the enviroDIY shop, and do a swedish user group!