1. When you want quick delivery, traceability and full insurance, UPS WORLDWIDE SAVER or WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED are worth the extra cost.
Sweet Maria's offers UPS Worldwide Express shipping at a discount from published rates. UPS Worldwide offers guaranteed delivery and tracking through the UPS website and a tracking number that is emailed to you when we ship your order. Worldwide Saver is a 1-3 business day service and Worldwide Expedited offers 2-5 business day service. Please note that time-in-transit does not include delays due to customs inspection and does not include weekends and holidays. UPS charges "dimensional weight" if a box is bulky. A quote from our shopping cart system is not a guarantee of the shipping rate. We will email you to discuss any additional charges that may apply. The shipping fee does not include any VAT or sales taxes assessed by your country. UPS assesses a $10 customs bond fee and COD fee that you are responsible for.
2. When you want the package not as quickly, have some faith in the post office and want to save money, USPS Priority Mail International is what you should use. USPS Priority Mail International estimates 6 to 10 day transit times but offers no guarantee and it often takes longer; USPS delivers to the local postal service in the country of destination for final delivery so transit time also depends on the local postal system. There is no tracking feature that locates the package in transit.
The maximum weight of package contents is 40 pounds. The actual regulation weight is 44 lbs but we allow a few pounds packing materials. Yes, you can order more but it will ship in 2 boxes. Customs may reject our shipments or subject the package to quarantine. You would assume financial responsibility in this case. We only ship to a limited number of countries worldwide and if your country is not listed in our shopping cart we cannot ship to you.
Insurance covers the cost of merchandise if the shipment is lost or damaged as long as there is proof of damage. It does not cover shipping costs nor does it cover delivery time-in-transit. Insurance is automatically figured into the price of postage and we insure all international postal shipments.
If you buy 12 lbs of coffee or less with no merchandise, we suggest the Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate box. If you are ordering 18lbs of coffee or less we suggest the Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate box. USPS Priority Mail International Flat Rate offers the same transit time estimates, reliability and customs restrictions as Priority International. We include insurance on International Flat Rate packages in our shipping/handling cost. This covers the replacement cost of the coffee only and not the cost to re-ship it.