StarLitStudio ships every postal
day to ensure rapid delivery to you. All parcels ship same or next postal day.
'Postal' - yes, that means Saturdays too. Taking advantage of USPS on Saturdays means faster package arrival time to you.All domestic orders within the United States of America and her territories ship Priority Mail using the United States Postal Service.
See below for international shipping information.
All orders from StarLitStudio - both domestic and international - are insured. A postal tracking number from the United States Postal Service is assigned to every domestic and international order and is sent to you using the email address you provide at checkout.
Please use care and double-check your email address AND shipping address when checking out
The postage software ships to the shipping address you enter during checkout. If your order is returned due to an incorrect address being entered at checkout, your choices are: (1) an invoice sent for the exact shipping charge to re-ship your parcel; or (2) a refund of merchandise value only. If (2) is selected and the order received free shipping, the exact shipping cost of the order will be deducted from the return amount.
In the event of an internet and/or power outage, or other incident, shipping will resume when my local internet access and/or power resumes, and providing the USPS in my area is operational. I am located in northeast USA - the State of New Jersey. Should such an incident occur, all orders will be on hold until power and services are restored in my area. During this time you can cancel your order up until your package ships by emailing me at email@example.com. This section was inserted after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Northeast in 2012, and last updated January 13, 2021.DOMESTIC SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Orders placed Monday through Thursday ship same or next postal day. Package pick up time is around 10am EST (GMT-0500). I work shipping packages and printing postage up until George, my hard-working mail carrier, arrives.
Fridays: (all times Eastern Standard Time Zone GMT-0500) Orders placed before 9am ship same day. Orders placed after 9am but before 9pm ship Saturday or next postal day. If said Friday is a postal holiday your order will ship Saturday.
Orders placed after 9pm Friday, Saturday or Sunday will ship Monday morning or the next postal day.DOMESTIC (USA) SHIPPING COST
Shipping cost within the United States, including APO/FPO and U.S. Territories, is calculated based on the total merchandise cost.
DOMESTIC (USA) SHIPPING CHART
|merchandise total ||shipping cost |
|minimum order $20.00 - $99.99 ||$7.95 |
|$100 - up ||free |
StarLitStudio ships anywhere the United States Postal Service delivers.
In addition to the First Class Package International shipping cost, a flat $3.00 is added to your order upon checkout, regardless of amount of merchandise purchased, for required insurance. All parcels leaving USA borders from StarLitStudio must include insurance for the merchandise total of your order. Your order total upon checkout will not include actual shipping costs, only the insurance cost. Actual shipping costs are billed separately via PayPal email invoice after your parcel is weighed, wherein any major credit card or PayPal can be used.
If you have a list of store items and want to know how much the shipping will cost, please email the list (or a screenshot of your shopping cart) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For shipping cost reference, most packages to Canada from one ounce up to eight ounces are around $17.00. Packages from 8.1 ounces to two pounds are around $20.00.
All international merchandise totals of $100 or over receive a $5 shipping discount and at every $100 interval. Example: Merchandise total is $175 - shipping discount is $5. Merchandise total is $200 - shipping discount is $10, and so forth.
Once your order is received it will be carefully packaged, then weighed, then an email sent to you outlining the shipping costs. If you decide to proceed with the order an invoice will then be sent for the shipping costs. If the shipping costs are prohibitive the order is voided. Usually the email with shipping costs for approval is sent within 2 to 24 hours upon receipt of order. Your order ships immediately once the shipping invoice is paid.
International orders are shipped using First Class Package if under four pounds, and Priority Mail International for orders exceeding four pounds. International Letter class is not available due to its inability to be insured.
If the country you wish to ship your order to cannot be insured by Endicia your order will be cancelled and the transaction voided.
As of December 31, 2020, StarLitStudio has placed a temporary hold on all shipments to the United Kingdom. The UK's new VAT tax collection requirements as of January 1, 2021, imposed by Her Majesty's government are excessive, and the subsequent paperwork placed upon the incredible number of small businesses around the world is staggering. Perhaps once the UK government thinks this through (hilarious thought for any government, no?) they will reconsider this faulty set of new taxes designed to financially abuse humans.
Please email me with any international shipping questions or concerns. StarLitStudio has been shipping domestically and internationally since 2003.
Customs charges, duty, and other charges your country may place upon your parcel are your responsibility. For more information on customs charges, duty or other charges your country may place upon your parcel please contact your local post office.