Customer Service Shipping Information

December 2018 Holiday Shipping Guide

For Christmas delivery please refer to the following schedule. Many factors such as adverse weather anywhere in the nation can affect service. We will keep you informed of any changes. The following applies to:

  • In stock items only
  • The 48 contiguous States
  • And assumes any credit or payment issues are resolved by the stated dates and times.
  • APO, FPO and DPO orders via USPS must be placed by close of business on Friday, December 7th. This is not a guaranteed service.
  • International orders must be placed by close of business on Thursday, December 6th. This is not a guaranteed service.

$5.99 USPS Low Cost Flat Rate – Monday 12/17/18 by Close of Business PST*

Not a guaranteed service. As a general guideline, orders should leave our Distribution Center no later than Tuesday, December 18th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

FedEx Ground/Home Delivery - Tuesday 12/11/18 by Close of Business PST**

Not a guaranteed service. Orders must be placed by close of business Tuesday, December 11th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

UPS Ground - Friday 12/14/18 by Close of Business PST**

Not a guaranteed service. Orders must be placed by close of business Friday, December 14th for delivery by Friday, December 21st.

If you’d like your order delivered faster than our standard services, please consider upgrading with the following expedited Express options.

FedEx 3 Day – Wednesday 12/19/18 by 1 PM PST**

Orders must be placed by 1 PM Wednesday, December 19th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

FedEx 2nd Day - Thursday 12/20/18 by 1 PM PST**

Orders must be placed by 1 PM Thursday, December 20th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

FedEx Priority Overnight – Friday 12/21/18 by 1 PM PST**

Orders must be placed by 1 PM Friday, December 21st for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

Please Note:

FedEx Money-Back Guarantee for on-time delivery via expedited services will be suspended temporarily on packages tendered between Tuesday, December 18th and December 24th, 2018.

USPS Priority Mail - Tuesday 12/18/17 by 1 PM PST*

Not a guaranteed service. As a general guideline, orders should leave our Distribution Center no later than Wednesday, December 19th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

USPS Priority Mail Express - Thursday 12/20/17 by 1 PM PST*

Orders must be placed by 1 PM Thursday, December 20th for delivery by Monday, December 24th.

USPS Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted during the Holiday season.

* Some remote areas will take one extra day, must be physical address, no PO box.

** Some remote areas will take one extra day.

How Much Will it Cost to Ship My Order?

We tailor our shipping costs so that you only pay based on the weight of your order - except for $5.99 Low Cost Flat Rate Shipping.

How to Calculate Shipping - At the bottom of Your Shopping Cart page, enter your location and click Calculate Shipping Cost. The Continue Shopping button lets you continue adding items to your shopping cart. If you're using $5.99 Low Cost Flat Rate Shipping you'll always know how much shipping will cost.

Shipping Options

Domestic

$5.99 USPS Low Cost Flat Rate Shipping – Recommended and Most Popular

Orders under 10 pounds will be shipped via USPS at a low cost flat rate of $5.99 (for domestic, APO, FPO and DPO). For packages that weigh 10 pounds or more, actual-cost postage as determined by our shipping carriers will be applied. Promotional items such as a catalog or free samples in your order are compliments of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads and are not included in the total package weight. You will not be charged shipping for these items.

Other shipping methods are not included in this $5.99 low cost flat rate program. This service covers all 50 states and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

FedEx Express Services

  • Overnight Priority Service, arrives the next business day after day of shipment; excluding holidays.
  • 2-Day Express Service, arrives in 2 business days after day of shipment; excluding holidays.
  • 3-Day Express Saver, arrives in 3 business days after day of shipment; excluding holidays. Available to contiguous 48 States.

FedEx requires a physical address for delivery. If your shipping address includes a PO Box, please select an alternative shipping method.

United States Postal Service (USPS)

  • Priority Mail Express Service, arrives 1-3 days after day of shipment; including Saturdays and holidays. Delivery date may vary for orders placed during the weekend with this service. Priority Mail Express will always require a signature upon delivery.
  • Priority Mail Service, arrives in 3-5 business days after day of shipment; including Saturdays and excluding holidays. Priority Mail will only require a signature under some circumstances.

Orders to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are shipped via USPS Priority Mail only.

FedEx Ground/Home Delivery

  • FedEx Ground to Commercial Businesses, arrives 1-5 business days after day of shipment; delivers Monday through Friday.
  • FedEx Ground Home Delivery, arrives 1-5 days after day of shipment; delivers Tuesday through Saturday.

United Parcel Service Ground (UPS)

  • UPS Ground Service, arrives in 2-8 business days after day of shipment.
  • Please allow one extra day for orders shipped to Hawaii and Alaska addresses.

International Shipping Information (Including Canada)

All orders shipped outside of the United States will be charged actual-cost postage as determined by our shipping carriers (excluding the Canadian $5.99 USPS International First Class Shipping).

FedEx Services

International Priority which takes 1-3 business days after day of shipment to arrive at Customs and International Economy which takes 3-6 business days after day of shipment to arrive at Customs.

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Canadian: $5.99 USPS International First Class Shipping

Orders under 1 pound will be shipped via USPS International First Class Shipping at a low cost flat rate of $5.99. With International First Class Shipping, for packages that are 1 to 4 pounds we are able to offer you super-low actual-cost postage rates. Any package that weighs more than 4 pounds will pay actual-cost postage as determined by your selected shipping carrier.

International customers may be subject to import duties, fees and taxes that are levied after a shipment reaches the intended country.

Priority Mail International

Takes 4-8 business days to arrive at Customs.

Customs fees or taxes are separate from the shipping charges, and are not the responsibility of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

Customs fees and taxes will vary. Contact your local Customs office if you have any questions or concerns about these fees.

A package returned to us due to refusal of these charges will result in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads being charged for the shipping, return shipping and Customs fees, and future orders will not be accepted until these fees are reimbursed. We are unable to alter our declaration. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Holiday Closures

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Eve - 12/31 Open till 12pm pst
  • New Year's Day - 1/1 Closed
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day - 11/22 Closed
  • Christmas Eve - 12/24 Open till 12pm pst
  • Christmas Day - 12/25 Closed

Orders that would normally be processed on these days will be processed the following business day.

Packages in transit during these and other government holidays could be delayed depending on the carrier.

While our main facilities are closed on these holidays, you are still able to place orders online and by phone.

If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service number (800-423-2319) for additional information.

Effective: 12/1/2017