Shipping...... New US postal rate increases take effect January 26, 2021

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 two 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 the size and weight limitations that are not cost-effective for us to use. We sometimes use UPS Ground for large pieces. To estimate shipping costs, 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.

We started our business years ago and since then many countries have added VAT (Taxes) UP to 29% in addition to Duties from 0 to 60% and excise taxes from 10 to 35%. Almost every country has different rates and rules or regulations. We, as sellers, are a mom-and-pop rockhound business and have no desire to get involved with international tax laws, determine fees and charges, keep records for and pay taxes to every country in the world. Please see the International Shipping information below...

2021 USPS

$50to$100..2.95
$101to$200..3.60
$201to$300..4.75
$301to$400..6.00
$401to$500..7.20
$501to$600..9.70
$601 too $5,000 is 9.70 + 1.45 per Hundred over $600

We ALWAYS insure all shipments. Insurance costs and a small fee for packing materials are included in the actual shipping and handling cost that you pay.

Spirit Rock Shop

Domestic Shipping

NEW 2021 Postage Rate Increases effective January 26, 2021

SFRB
SFRB

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 (SFRB) is about the same size and shape as three stacked DVD cases, perfect for small items that need expedited shipping.

The Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box has a Domestic shipping price of $12.95 , which includes shipping, handling and insurance. — one price, regardless of weight, up to 1 lbs.

Padded Flat Rate Envelope price is $12.95 the same as the Small Flat Rate Box

MFRB
MFRB

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 (MFRB) 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:
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box has a Domestic shipping price of $18.70 which includes
shipping, handling and insurance. — one price, regardless of weight, up to 6 lbs.

MFRB
MFRB

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 (MFRB) 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:
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box has a Domestic shipping price of $18.70 which includes
shipping, handling and insurance. — one price, regardless of weight, up to 6 lbs.

LFRB
LFRB

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 (LFRB) 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 $24.90 including shipping. handling
and insurance. — one price, regardless of weight, up to 10 lbs.

10 lbs and over will cost $37.80

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 you or 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.

International Shipping

Effective September 1st 2021 we no longer ship outside the United States or Canada. Please do not purchase items and ask for International shipping. In the event that you do make such purchases we will refund your payment minus processing and transaction fees which we must pay and are not refundable. Refunds will be held for up to 30 days to ensure payments have cleared before refund is issued. We are sorry to have to do this but we have lost too much money on unclaimed shipments which are returned to us three or four months after their initial delivery with shipping fees due and the contents destroyed.

Shipping to Canada

Padded Flat Rate Envelope (4# max weight) $28.50

0.01to1.00
1.01to6.00
6.01to10.00
SFRB $29.55
MFRB $54.65
LFRB $71.05

International Shipping

Notice for our International and Canadian Customers
Spirit Rock Shop is NOT VAT registered.

What that means is when specimens are purchased from www.Spirit Rockshop.com and shipped to customers located outside the United States or its territories, there are import charges and VAT that you, the purchaser, who is the “importer of record”, must pay before the goods are delivered. These fees are normally paid to the parcel carrier.

You should be aware that VAT import fees can be as high as 29% in the EU and other post fees and duties may be added to that amount due. Local import VAT will be charged on the cost value of the goods you are importing, for example, in the UK the import VAT is at 20%. The import VAT and duties have to be paid straight away.

These fees and taxes are not charged to you by us, but must be paid by you to your customs/post officials before delivery. Most goods imported into Canada for example are subject to the federal GST (Goods and Services Tax), which is calculated at the rate of 5% of the duty-paid value of the shipment.

Every country has its own specific and unique requirements for what import fees will be charged. Our listed and checkout prices and fees DO NOT include any VAT, import duties, taxes GST, HST or PST. When you checkout using our PayPal shopping cart, you will only be charged item costs and shipping costs. It is your responsibility to know your country’s rules and fee schedule.

If you make a purchase from us and fail to pay import fees due, and the package is subsequently returned to us for failure on your part to claim the package and pay fees, the undamaged items will be returned to our stock with a 50% restock fee. You will have 90 days from the original shipping date on the shipping label to request a refund (the amount remaining after restocking fee and shipping costs are deducted). Unclaimed items returned from your Postal or Customs Agencies will not be refunded. Damaged items will be discarded and no refund will be given.

You should be aware that the majority of returned items under these circumstances are damaged. We pack our items very carefully to ship to you, but they were never packed to last months of overseas travel with a return. Any return shipping fees incurred by us will be deducted from your refund.