This week's message:
My next shop opening will be Monday, July 6, at 2pm Eastern time. While the store is closed, the "add to cart" button has been removed to keep new orders from being placed. Turnaround time for orders placed on June 15 should be between 3-8 business days, with the shorter time for in-stock slings and WCRS received in the first week of July, and the longer time for WCRS received this week and next week (they tend to pile up faster than I can sew them and then I have to work through the backlog).
NB: Slings labeled in-stock are still sewn to order -- it's the fabric that I have in stock, not finished slings, and slings are not sewn until orders are placed.
I always post regular updates about the precise time I will reopen the store on my Facebook page. If you "like" my page on Facebook you can get them easily, and if you select "get notifications", Facebook will tell you when I post, which is the best way to get reminders. Otherwise, you can always refresh the home page here and check the Facebook feed below to see what I've posted.
USPS Insurance rates:
Express Mail includes $100 of coverage automatically.
Priority Mail insurance rates:
|Free||$0.01 to $50|
|$2.35||$50.01 to $100|
|$2.90||$100.01 to $200|
|$4.85||$200.01 to $300|
|$5.95||$300.01 to $400|
|$7.05||$400.01 to $500|
These rates are valid for parcels within the US only!
If your package is being shipped outside the US, the rates differ and may not be available for all methods:
- Global Express Guaranteed: Includes up to $100 of coverage
- Express Mail International: Includes up to $100 of coverage
- Priority Mail International:
- Flat rate envelope: Insurance not available
- Variable-weight parcel: Limited insurance to most countries
- First-Class International: Insurance not available
USPS Priority Mail within the US now includes free insurance up to a $50 value. If your sling is $50 or less, you need not select insurance at checkout, as it will be included. If you elect not to purchase insurance for slings valued at more than $50, I am not responsible if the package is not delivered, lost in the mail, or otherwise damaged. Please read more about shipping if you have any doubts! Also please keep in mind that insurance is NOT available on the Priority Mail International Flat Rate envelope. I'm sorry about that; I don't know why the USPS does it that way, but if you purchase insurance with PMI Flat Rate, it's just $1.85 extra that doesn't actually do anything. I can't add insurance to it. Insurance is NOT available on First-Class International (FCI) packages either. If you live outside the US, you will need to ship by Priority Mail International if you want insurance on the package -- again, if you select insurance on your FCI package, you will not actually get insurance (because the USPS will not add it).
Insurance means that the USPS will cover the cost of the sling if it is not delivered; the insurance process begins 21 days after the package has been mailed and is not delivered.
If you have a wrap conversion or hemming, you can have insurance added to the packages for Priority Mail shipping only. You will need to select the amount you want the package insured for on the product page, but no longer need to click the insurance box at checkout -- that was too confusing, so I now charge for the actual insurance rate within the WCRS option.