- All Orders Are Shipped Through USPS
Please allow 2 to 7 Business Days for your order to be processed (it may take more or less time depending on the season and/or sale) Remember Saturday & Sunday are not Work Days, we are a small indie company run by two and all our products are handmade, self processed and personally taken to the post office, after your order has been shipped you will receive an e-mail with your shipping confirmation & tracking #, it should take from 2 to 5 days to arrive to Puerto Rico & United States depending on the Carrier, for International Orders it should take from a week and a half to three, sadly international orders don't include tracking # , we are not responsible for any lost packages after they shipped out of USA and we are NOT responsible for any extra custom fee your country charges, we strongly recommend you to get the proper info on your customs just to be aware if you'll get charged or not.
Once your orders has been shipped, ALL missing order complains are to be issued with your local Postal Office, Yes we could try and help you out with it in any way posible but we do not hold responsible for any USPS issues, PLEASE make sure that your ADDRESS is correct and does not have any typo's or missing info, if a package is returned to us because of "wrong address" we may charge you for shipping again and NO refund will be granted, any address change after your order has been shipped is slightly difficult but we still recommend contacting your local Postal Office and notifying the issue to see how they can help you out. We are NOT responsable for any STOLEN PACKAGES after it has ben "Delivered" please be aware of this if you if you live in a not so friendly environment we can offer you a signature confirmation service for you to sign in order to get your package if not please issue your complains to your locals USPS Post Office
USPS Announce Rate Change for 2018
As FedEx has already done, the USPS followed suit this week to announce their own rate change that will take effect on January 21st, pending Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approval. As expected, the rates increased year over year, but there were a few surprises.
The announced rate of increase is 3.9% for shipping services; mailing services will increase by 1.9%. As with other carriers, this announced rate change encompasses the broad range of products and services, and the actual rate of increase for your specific shipment mix might differ.
For example, consider the following USPS services:
First Class Package rates: shipments in the 1-5 oz range see a modest 1-2% increase but jump significantly year over year in the 5 oz weight category (5%) and in the 7 and 8 oz category (10 and 15%, respectively).
Flat Rate: Flat rate products will increase by an average of 7%, with the padded flat rate envelope increasing by 10%. The small flat rate box will increase by 10%, while the larger sizes will only increase by 3-4%.
Cubic pricing will increase by 5.2%; the larger tiers, however, will decrease by a slower rate at 2% year over year.
Parcel Select and Parcel Select Lightweight. The Parcel Select products are the most popular options in e-commerce. FedEx, UPS and many other carriers utilize these “final mile” products where final delivery is performed by the USPS with products such as FedEx SmartPost and UPS SurePost or Mail Innovations. Note the following:
- Parcel Select Lightweight will increase by an average of 5.3%.
- The average increase for Parcel Select (DDU entry) for packages 1-10lbs is 7.4%.
While 5.3 and 7.4% year over year increases may seem somewhat surprising, it is important to note that the Parcel Select service has rapidly gained in popularity, especially with e-commerce shippers and carriers themselves who wish to utilize the strong residential delivery network of the USPS.
What it all means?
While some services have increased at a faster rate than others, the overall year over year increases are fairly modest. It is also important to note that no new USPS surcharges have been added for 2018, thus making these services a good option as part of a shipping strategy mix.