Shipping Information

2021 Shipping Changes

2021 has presented us all with many challenges. The impact on global supply chains has been severe, making it difficult to source items we've enjoyed easy access to in the past. The labor force in many countries has been scarce, causing many delays and more cost increases. Lastly, shipping both globally and domestically has been backlogged, causing severe delays as well as extreme price increases. Ocean containers that cost $2,500 in 2019 have skyrocketed to over $12,000 in some cases. These factors have created challenges for a business like Shipwreck Beads, which relies on manufacturing and shipping from many different countries.

Domestic Shipping in 2021

Due to massive demand for home delivery, all shipping carriers have increased their costs this year. In addition to the price increases, shipping companies have created new "Peak Season" charges on all packages. Some shippers like are adding an extra $5.95 to every package shipped. Standard shipping times have increased and will be even longer during this year's peak season. UPS, USPS, and FedEx have announced that delivery times are no longer guaranteed.

It is difficult to say how long packages might take, so the best course of action for everyone is to order any supplies or gifts you need as early as possible and be patient.

Domestic Shipping Rates

  • Economy Shipping - Economy Shipping - $7.50 Flat Rate - Our most popular option! Any order up to 25 pounds or 11 kilos ships anywhere in the U.S. and U.S. territories for just $7.50! We will choose the very best service for your package to arrive safely within 2-10 business days after shipment. Economy Shipping is now FREE for orders over $50.00. Orders over 25 pounds may incur additional shipping costs. Call 1-800-950-4232 for details.
  • Ground Plus (UPS Ground or USPS Priority)- $15 per box. At Shipwreck Beads customer service comes first, you asked, and we listened. Choose your own carrier with Standard Plus. Ships via UPS Ground or USPS priority mail to the contiguous 48 states! Arrives within 1-8 business days after shipment.
  • 3 Day Flat Rate - $22.50 per box, arrives in 3 business days after shipment
  • 2 Day Flat Rate - $30 per box, arrives in 2 business days after shipment
  • Next Day Flat Rate - Please call our sales department at 1-800-950-4232

Flat rate charges on 2 day, and 3-day shipping methods are per box and require a physical address within the contiguous 48 states. As always any 2, or 3-day air shipment received by noon will ship the same day! Certain exclusions apply for bulk purchase vintage seed beads. We will make every effort possible to ship your order within 24 hours. Orders leave our facility Monday-Friday.

International Shipping Rates

Receive 5 percent of the value of your order applied toward the shipping method of your choice! If the 5 percent earned exceeds actual shipping costs, the remainder is applied to your beads! International shipping costs and delivery times vary greatly by country. To most countries shipping starts at about $7.00 for a few grams/ounces and costs between $20-30 for 1 pound/ 450g. For larger orders there are flat rate boxes available through USPS up to 20 pounds for $52-85.00. *Excludes special orders

*Excludes special orders

FedEx International Services

  • Fedex Priority arrives at Customs in 2-5 business days after shipment.
  • Fedex Economy arrives at Customs in 3-6 business days after shipment.

UPS International Services

  • UPS International Express arrives at Customs in 2-4 business days after shipment.
  • UPS International Expedited arrives at Customs in 3-6 business days after shipment.

USPS International Services

  • Priority Mail International arrives at Customs in 5-14 business days after shipment.
  • Express Mail International arrives at Customs in 2-5 business days after shipment.

Customs fees and charges can vary and will be billed to you by your local customs office. Shipwreck Beads is not responsible for customs fees, they are separate from the shipping charges and must be paid before the package can be delivered.
All packages shipping internationally will be declared as "Beads for Craft Use" with the full package value listed. Packages returned for refusal to pay customs causes Shipwreck Beads to be charged for customs and return shipping, as such future orders will not be accepted until these fees are reimbursed.


You will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking link once your order has shipped.


We no longer have a handling fee.