Shipping Estimates

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Shipping Estimates

SHIPS FROM CALIFORNIA IN THE UNITED STATES
Please note that Contempo Crystals is not responsible for lost or damaged items. 

Please know I truly HATE having to charge these rates, they are determined by the shipping companies (mostly USPS), and they are constantly raising prices on us small businesses.  I do not make any profit on these costs, and honestly they don't even cover my full costs to ship.

Please keep in mind the items shape, size, and weight of what you are purchasing.  This is why I provide the box sizes below.  Just because something might be short in one way to fit in a box, it may be too fat to fit another way, which will automatically require a larger box. Even if it is within 1" or less on one side, I will not ship it in that box, it is too tight.  Packaging also adds weight and size to the items.  My priority is the item safety, I won't just shove it in to fit.


UNITED STATES SHIPPING

All US shipments now come with SOME insurance.  First Class, up to $50, and Priority up to $100. If you'd like additional coverage, let me know before you pay. US orders $200 and more get a flat $9.50 shipping rate within the United States.  I will always try to send Priority, but depending on size and weight they may go UPS Ground. Some limitations apply.

FIRST CLASS - $5-6   (only for orders that are under 8oz total)
Packages weighing less than 8 oz.  Think jewelry items, a few tumbles, a worry stone, etc.  The total package including the box and stuffing must weigh under 8oz.

SMALL PRIORITY - $9.50
Packages with a good amount of small items, or one or two decent sized pieces.  The rough package size is 7" long by 4" wide and 4" tall, or 7" wide by 5" wide and 3" tall.  Weight does not matter here for US addresses.

MEDIUM PRIORITY - $15.50
Similar to the Padded Envelope, weight does not matter here.  It is what fits inside the box.  A TON of little pieces, a handful of decent sized pieces, or one big-ish piece.  Your rough size limit is roughly 10" long, 8" wide, and 5" tall.

LARGE PRIORITY - $22
Same as Medium Flat Rate, but you can fit even more!  Or a big statement piece.  Your size limit is roughly 12" by 12" by 5".

Larger orders may require multiple boxes, or a larger box, so the next level is $38.  Even larger or oversized items is $45 and up. 

 

  

CANADA & MEXICO SHIPPING

FIRST CLASS - $20-30
Packages weighing less 1-2 pounds.  Think accessories, pebbles, palm stones, small points, lightweight crystals like Pink Halite.

SMALL PRIORITY - $35-50
Packages with a good amount of small items, or one or two decent sized pieces.  The rough package size is 7" long by 3.5" wide and 3.5" tall, or 7" wide by 4.5" wide and 3" tall.  4 Pound Limit - Including Packaging!

MEDIUM PRIORITY - $52-70
A ton of little pieces, a handful of decent sized pieces, or one big-ish piece.  Your rough size limit is roughly 10" long, 7" wide, and 4.5" tall. 20 Pound Limit Per Box!

LARGE PRIORITY - $70-85
Same as Medium Flat Rate, but you can fit even more!  Or a big statement piece.  Your size limit is roughly 11" by 11" by 4.5". 20 Pound Limit Per Box!

Larger orders may require multiple boxes, a larger box, or special handling.  Please let me know before you claim any large items.

 

OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA?


**International shipping outside of the US, Canada & Mexico MAY be available for previous customers in good standing.

See the International Orders page for additional details. Checkout at this time is done through PayPal Invoice if I'm able to do it.  Shipping rates are roughly $20-30 higher than each of the Canada & Mexico rate ranges. Please also consider the box sizes and weight limits that are noted at the very top of the page and under each shipping level.  I will not have exact costs until checkout, at which time you have already agreed to pay the required shipping. 

 

 

Once packages are with the shipping company, we have no control of how they are handled.  If you would like additional insurance or signature confirmation please let me know BEFORE checking out. These are an additional cost of about $3-10 depending on order total.

The shipping costs below are general guidelines.  Large, oddly-shaped, or fragile packages may require special handling.  I won't know what your final shipping rate will be until checkout as there are many variables.  Please keep in mind that the box, padding and free crystals do add a little weight too.  For example, even if you bought a 8oz piece, it will still take over 8oz to ship it.