Free shipping within the US and Canada on orders over $200.

Items which qualify for free shipping when the order total reaches $200 are marked “Eligible for free shipping.” If you use a discount code, your order total after discounts are applied must be $200 or more.  (Want discount codes?  Sign up for our emails.)

EC Wear is committed to shipping your purchase to you promptly.  Orders are usually packed within 1 to 2 business days.  The environmental impact of all aspects of business operations are always minimized, and our shipping policies reflect our concern for stewardship of our planet.

Domestic Shipping

All orders are shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Shipping charges are based on the weight of the items purchased.  If the total package weight is under 13 ounces, it can be shipped First Class, if it weighs more than 13 ounces, packages will be shipped Priority Mail with tracking, and rates start at $5 and vary by distance from my location (southwestern Connecticut.)

When available, all shipments will be sent using recycled or reused boxes and packaging materials to minimize environmental impact and keep our shipping costs low.  When repurposed shipping materials are not available, we use paper envelopes, or biodegradable and compostable mailers made by EcoEnclose.

International Shipping

EC Wear ships world-wide and to APO/PPO Boxes at low shipping rates based on weight.  Shipping rates will be calculated in your shopping cart based on weight of your items and your postal (zip) code.  We use the United States Postal Service for shipping. We know shipping international can be expensive.  We do our best to pack orders in the lightest and smallest boxes possible, and use flat-rate shipping options if they result in a lower cost.  If the actual costs of shipping are lower than what you paid through the cart, we will pass the savings on to you and give you a refund of the difference.

Duties and taxes are not reflected in our prices. The carriers will charge the recipient (including gift recipients) all applicable duties, taxes and/or brokerage fees at the time of delivery. Duties and taxes are assessed by the local government based on the destination. For information about duties, taxes and/or brokerage fees, you may contact your local customs office or the carrier that delivers your package. Due to customs restrictions, orders shipping to international destinations cannot be gift packaged. Additionally, we do not include flat pack gift boxes in international shipments.

Why we use the United States Postal Service:

According to Green Your Shipping, an article by Green America, “You can’t beat the US Postal Service (USPS ), which comes to your house daily, unlike other carriers, which have to make special trips to bring you a package. The USPS uses water-based inks for its stamps, and its Priority and Express envelopes and boxes have been Cradle-to-Cradle certified for meeting high environmental standards from manufacture to disposal. A third of all USPS deliveries are made on foot, and its delivery fleet includes electric, hybrid, and biodiesel vehicles. It has also been working to reduce energy use and incorporate green design elements in its buildings, and its employees are unionized.”

In addition, we carry your packages (walking) to the mailbox, and our postal carrier takes them on his regular pickup route, so no additional fossil fuels are used.  We love that!

 

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