How Shipping Works
This past June USPS made some pretty big changes to the way shipping works for businesses like mine. That means the way I do shipping has changed. Everything you need to know about how I do shipping is detailed below. Read carefully and you just might save some money on your next hat order!
Real Time Rates
Instead of flat rates for shipping my web-shop now calculates shipping based on your location and the size of the hat you order.
I now offer multiple shipping carriers so you have more control over how much shipping costs and when you will receive your hat.
If there is a faster shipping option than the one you selected, and they cost about the same, I will always pick the faster option for you.
Shipping outside of the United States can sometimes be complicated, depending on the shipping regulations of the country I am shipping to. Some hat sizes (usually the largest) cannot be shipped internationally and there are some countries I cannot ship to. My shop is setup to accept international shipping locations and will give you different carriers and rates to choose from, but if you have any trouble checking out just contact me. Some orders will need me to do shipping manually, and we can figure that out together.
If my shop is unable to calculate shipping for your country I can do it manually.
Just get in touch with me.
Just get in touch with me.
More Shipping Questions
Why do you send hats in a Home Depot box?
I have shipped hundred of hats which has given me the opportunity to test out several different packing methods. Home Depot Heavy Duty Moving Boxes offer the greatest strength and durability and use 100% recycled paper fibers, making it the best shipping option for the price point.
How do you pack your hats?
Each hat is sent packed in gently inflated plastic bags. These larger plastic bags help the hat to keep its shape during shipping without being crushed (as can happen with smaller packing bags or packing peanuts). They also have less of an ecological impact than other packing methods.
Why have you stopped offering flat-rate shipping?
It used to be that I was able to offer one flat rate for shipping my hats anywhere in the United States and to many other countries as well. In June of 2019 though USPS implemented a new policy that penalizes boxes that are both large and light-weight. Because I am shipping hats, which are both large and light, this forced me to change the way I do shipping. I want to keep shipping costs down so I decided to offer more shipping options for my customers instead of the convenience of a flat rate. It may even be possible for you to get a shipping rate that is lower than my original flat rate of $50! More options can complicate things though, so if you have any shipping questions or just need some help get in touch with me and we will figure it all out together.
Why have some of your shipping rates gone up?
In June of 2019 USPS implemented a policy that penalized the shipping of boxes that are both large and light-weight. This directly impacted the way I did shipping as my hats are big and light. I now offer shipping that is calculated based on the carrier and service you pick as well as the size of the hat being shipped. This can sometimes result in rates that are low, lower than I have ever offered before. But this can also sometimes result in rates that are higher than they used to be. If shipping cost is a concern I encourage you to play around with the different shipping options now available, or you can get in touch we me directly and we can figure out your shipping needs together.