Shipping and Availability
What is the difference between "made-to-order," "quick-ship," and "ready-to-ship?"
How does the shipping menu work?
It may seem confusing at first, but I have added availability menus to each listing, which give realistic options for delivery. When my schedule allows, I offer rush processing, at additional cost, on certain stoles. At times, some stoles will have rush options, while others do not. At other times, all stoles will have that option.
For those who are planning ahead, and want to save money, I also offer a discount for choosing a more flexible time frame for completing the order.
What shipping methods are available?
I only use the United States Postal service. USPS offers the best rates and it is simplest for me. Postage costs are included in the price of each stole.
- Most orders will ship via first class mail.
- Quick-ship stoles will ship via priority mail, unless you choose the discount, in which case they are shipped first class.
- All rush orders are shipped via Priority Express and require a signature on delivery.
What is "pre-order?"
Pre-order refers to ordering certain stoles at a discount well before the season for which they are needed. I only offer pre-order for Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas. When you pre-order a stole, it is guaranteed for that season, but you may not receive it for several months, as I schedule these orders for times when I expect a slow down, usually January and July.
During the busiest seasons I will offer stoles for certain seasons for pre-order ONLY, especially during the spring, when many new ministers need a red or white stole for their ordination. I realize that families may want the pleasure of presenting stoles for every season at the ordination, so I will offer earlier shipment when I can.
What about shipping outside the US?
I do offer limited shipping outside the US: UK, Canada, and Australia. Keep in mind that you may have to pay customs or other fees when your stole is delivered. I do not have the resources to predict how that will work for each country I ship to. Make sure you do the research before you buy.
How soon will I receive an order outside the US?
Please allow an additional week for rush orders outside the US, and an additional two weeks for all other orders. This allows for the extra time it takes to ship outside the US.