NOTE: Due to restrictions caused by the current pandemic and the higher volume being experienced, expected domestic (USA) and international shipping times may take longer than usual. Please be prepared for delays!
🎄🎄🎄 2021 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES 🎄🎄🎄
NOTE: These are based on USPS suggested deadlines, and DO NOT guarantee delivery before Christmas. Due to ongoing shipping delays throughout the system, I encourage ordering as early as possible.
Domestic (USA) shipping:
- First Class Mail: order by December 16
- Priority Mail: order by December 17 (Hawaii – December 16)
- Express Mail: order by December 22 (Alaska & Hawaii – December 20)
Canada: order by December 6
Unless otherwise noted in the listing, all orders of finished items are shipped no later than the next business day. Custom orders will ship according to the processing time described in the custom order listing itself. Orders containing both finished items and custom made-to-order items will ship all items together when the custom item with the longest processing time is ready.
Business days do not include Sundays or holidays when the US Postal Service is closed. A list of these holidays can be found on the USPS website.
Domestic (USA) shipping
Orders within the US are shipped via First Class Mail using the US Postal Service. If you need faster shipping, you have the option of upgrading to either Priority Mail or Express Mail shipping at checkout.
|Shipping speed selected||Shipping time||Cost per order|
|First class mail (standard) – orders under $75||2-6 business days||$4.40|
|First class mail (standard) – orders $75 or more||2-6 business days||Free|
|Priority mail||1-4 business days||$8.90|
|Express mail||next business day to most locations||$24.75|
Tracking information will be provided with all orders.
Please note that mis-delivery due to providing an incorrect shipping address in your order will NOT qualify you for a refund. Please double-check the shipping address closely and notify me immediately if you find an error in this information. If I receive a correction from you before the package is shipped, I can make a correction to the order. Once it has shipped, I am not able to make any changes because it is no longer in my control.
Canada is the only country (outside the USA) that we currently ship to, and the shipping cost for orders to Canada is $10.75 USD. Note that this price is per order (not per item in the order), which means that all items after the first one essentially ship for free.
International orders are shipped via First Class International Mail using the US Postal Service. These shipments are transferred by the US Postal Service to Canada Post upon arrival in your country. Estimated delivery dates are not provided with these orders because the time it takes packages to clear customs varies so widely. Most packages traveling to Canada seem to arrive in approximately 10 days to 3 weeks, but may take up to 6 weeks in rare cases.
No expedited shipping options are available for international shipping from our store.
Tracking information will be provided with all orders. The US Postal Service relies on Canada Post for updating this information once it leaves the US, so we are not able to provide any additional information beyond what you see on the tracking screen. Contact your local Canada Post office with questions about your package after it has left the US.
Buyers (or recipients) are responsible for any customs charges and import taxes (including VAT) that may apply. These are NOT included in your payment to A Kintsugi Life. Please make sure you understand your country’s customs policies and costs prior to ordering.
If you are sending an order directly to a gift recipient, they will be required to pay these customs charges and/or import taxes before they can collect the package. Please be sure to notify them of this ahead of time so they are expecting these charges!
Lack of payment of these customs charges or import taxes may result in the package being returned to us. If this occurs, a refund for the returned items will be credited to you, but the cost of shipping will not be.
Missing or damaged packages
All shipments are shipped with insurance.
If you have not received a domestic shipment (USA) after more than 20 days from the date of shipment or an international shipment (outside the USA) after more than 40 days from the date of shipment, please notify me, and I can file an insurance claim to get you a full refund. You will need to verify your lack of receipt to the insurance company using a link I will send you in order to qualify for the refund. Insurance claims must be filed within 120 days of shipping, so you must notify me within that time to qualify.
Packages that are mis-delivered due to an incorrect address being provided by the buyer do not qualify for a refund. If these packages are returned to me, it will be treated as a return as described in the Refund policy below. Likewise, if a package is rejected and returned to sender, it will be treated as a return as described in the Refund policy.
If your package is damaged in transit, please keep all packaging material. I will need clear photographs that show the damage in order to file the insurance claim, so these materials must be kept until that process is complete. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures of the damaged packaging and items along with your order number to get the claim process started.