Shipping...... US Postal Price Increases for 2017
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Shipping Costs have been an ever increasing cost to the Rock and Mineral Business...since our rocks and minerals are heavy and
sometimes fragile as well, and since all shipping services charge by 2 things...size and weight of the package, shipping has gotten
expensive. Here we will explain how we ship and your options. Smart purchasing can reduce the shipping cost per item...let us
explain that for you.
You can always reserve items and ask us to send you the total actual shipping costs.

We generally use the US Post Office Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes for our shipments. Parcel Post and First Class shipping have size
and weight limitations that are not cost effective for us to use. We sometimes use UPS Ground for large pieces to the US Mainland

Overseas shipments require the use of International packaging (which happens to also be the Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes). So we
have settled on Flat Rate Box Shipping which is providing the best and most cost effective shipping available for our customers.
Once you understand how it works, you can save money by shopping smart.

First you need to make sure the items you choose will fit in which box. You need to add 1/2" to each dimension for a minimum of 1/4"
thick padding on all sides. Then determine how many items will fit in each box. It is generally way more efficient to fill a box to
minimize shipping costs. These shown work for Domestic (USA) and International shipping

NEW 2017 Postage Rate Increases effective January 23, 2017
Priority Mail Flat Rate Small Boxes
Inside Dimensions: 5-3/8” x 8-5/8” x 1-5/8”
The Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box is about the same size and shape as three stacked DVD
cases, perfect for jewelry, electronics, event tickets, or other small items that need expedited
shipping and also can be used for international shipping.
The Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box has a shipping price of $7.15 (our cost to you is $9.15
including $2.00 per package for packing materials) — one price, regardless of weight, up to 70
lbs. for U.S. addresses. The international price, for up to 4 lbs., is $30.95 to $33.95 depending
upon which countries we ship to,





Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Boxes (O-FRB1)
A quick, easy, and convenient way for you to ship USPS Priority Mail packages. The Priority Mail
Medium Flat Rate Box features predetermined rates regardless of weight (domestically) or
destination.
Inside Dimensions: 11" x 8½" x 5½"
Outside Dimensions: 11¼" x 8¾" x 6"
Some key benefits:
Can be used for Domestic Priority Mail shipping price of $13.60 (our cost to you is $15.60
including $2.00 per package for packing materials) and International Priority Mail from $66.95 to
$71.95 depending upon which countries we ship to, (20 lb weight limit applies)





Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Boxes (O-FRB2)
A quick, easy, and convenient way for you to ship USPS Priority Mail packages. The Priority Mail
Medium Flat Rate Box features predetermined rates regardless of weight (domestically) or
destination.
Inside Dimensions: 11 7/8" x 3 3/8" x 13 5/8"
Outside Dimensions: 12" x 3 1/2" x 14"
Some key benefits:
Can be used for Domestic Priority Mail shipping price of $13.60 (our cost to you is $15.60
including $2.00 per package for packing materials) and International Priority Mail from $66.95 to
$71.95 depending upon which countries we ship to, (20 lb weight limit applies)







Priority Mail Flat Rate Large Boxes Domestic
A quick, easy, and convenient way for you to ship USPS Priority Mail packages. The Priority Mail
Large Flat Rate Box features predetermined rates regardless of weight (domestically) or
destination.
Inside Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 5½"
Outside Dimensions: 12¼" x 12¼" x 6"
Can be used for Domestic Priority Mail shipping price of $1
8.85 (our cost to you is $20.85
including $2.00 per package for packing materials)

Priority Mail Flat Rate Large Boxes International
This is where the fun starts...everything is based on going to this website for the Post Office and
using the...
United States Postal Service Postage Price Calculator
http://ircalc.usps.com/?country=10013

First select your country (Australia used in this example)
Select package size and type

International Services Large Flat Rate Box to Australia
Products Priority Mail® International Large Flat Rate Box
USPS-Produced Box: 23-11/16" x 11-3/4" x 3" or 12" x 12" x 5-1/2"
Maximum weight 20 pounds.
Expected Delivery  6 - 10 business days
Post Office Price $77.95       













Send shipping address change requests to
ncspiritrock@gmail.com.
We can also use additional packing and shipping for the Domestic Shipping
we use the following as a rule of thumb for Domestic shipping
    0.01 to 1.00 pounds =$9.15 Domestic (SFRB, FR Envelope or 7 x 7 x 6" box) incl Insurance
         1.01 to 6.00 pounds =$15
.60 Domestic (7 x 7 x 6" Box) incl Insurance or (MFRB) incl Insurance
    6.01 to 10.00 pounds = $2
0.85 Domestic (LFRB) incl Insurance
    10.01 pounds and up =$3
6.45 Domestic (UPS Ground) incl Insurance

If Actual shipping + Insurance is less than the amount paid at time of purchase...
A refund will be issued via PayPal for excess shipping fees paid.  

We use the following as a rule of thumb for International shipping
    0.01 to 1.00 pounds =$33.95 International (SFRB)
    1.01 to 6.00 pounds =$71.95 International (MFRB)
    6.01 to 10.00 pounds = $93.95 International (LFRB)
    10.01 pounds and up =$165.90 (LFRB + MFRB)

Our recommendations for our International purchasers....
You can reserve any item by e-mailing us at ncspiritrock@gmail.com and let us know which items by name and item number you wish us to
reserve till you fill a MFRB or LFRB for up to 10 days. Multiple orders from multiple buyers can be combined for shipping to one address to
save shipping costs ( such as might be done by neighbors or rock club members).
You can always reserve items and ask us to send you the total actual shipping costs.
United States Postal Service, the Eagle
logo, and their combined form, as well
as US Postal Service, Parcel Post, and
Priority Mail, are registered
trademarks, and Media Mail is a
trademark, owned by the United States
Postal Service.
Disclaimer
We Always ship to the exact address provided to us on PayPal's payment received
notification that we receive after your purchase has been made.
We are not responsible for undelivered purchases caused by
incorrect address information provided by your PayPal Account.
It is the purchaser's responsibility to insure that the address we are provided by PayPal is
correct...after all...it is YOUR Account!  We will not ship to any other address without written
instructions from you from an e-mail address that matches your paypal listed e-mail address.

2017 USPS
Insurance Rates
$50 to $100..2.65
$101 to $200..3.35
$201 to $300..4.40
$301 to $400..5.55
$401 to $500..6.70

We ALWAYS
insure all
shipments for the
most reasonable
amount. Insurance
is compensated
ofer the average
in the $2.00
addition th the
actual shipping
costs which also
covers packing
materials.