All orders are shipped from the United States via the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Byte Size Treasure is a small business, run by one person - Rew.
Other than items fulfilled by a third-party facility, all other orders are processed, packed, and shipped all by myself.
Please note that orders are subject to a 1-7 day processing period, regardless of shipping method.
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FOR 2022 HOLIDAY SEASON
I can't make any guarantees to get orders to you by the holidays - so the earlier you order, the better your chance of it arriving on time!
General Shipping info
Due to an influx of orders and the ongoing pandemic, I am only dropping orders at the post office 1-2 times per week.
Shipping costs are calculated based on the total weight of the items in the order (you'll be able to see the shipping costs before you finish checkout).
General Shipping Delivery Times:
USA - 3-10 days
Canada - 1-3 weeks
Other Countries - 1-3 months
Holiday shipping deadlines
Looking to buy presents for the holidays? Use these dates as guidelines for delivery - due to COVID19 and USPS delays, these dates are not guaranteed.
third-party item fulfillment times:
Some items have a longer production time as they are printed on-demand from a fulfillment company. (These items are noted on the product page.)
As of December 1st, 2022 the current production time for these items are:
Domestic (USA) shipping:
USPS First Class Mail
First Class mail is the cheapest and most reliable shipping method for items under 1lb.
Typical delivery time is 3-5 business days.
USPS Priority Mail
Priority Mail is a faster option than First Class Mail. And it is required for any orders over 1lb.
Typical delivery time is 1-3 business days.
Both of these options come with tracking numbers.
Delivery estimates are NOT guaranteed and does not include processing time.
Current tracking updates and transit times are slower than usual right now. Packages can potentially take up to 4 weeks to arrive.
I ship from Northern Virginia, USA.
For more information about service alerts, click here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/
international shipping times:
All international orders are shipped with PirateShip, which typically provides full tracking for /most/ countries.
However, once your package leaves the USA, you may not receive an update until your package is in the hands of your local postal system.
For some countries, this can be up to 2-3 months after the initial shipment of your order. I cannot guarantee any delivery date of your package. International packages (non-USA) will not be considered lost until 3 months after the initial shipment.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
I do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" to get around customs charges. It is illegal and puts my business at risk.
Lost Package issues:
Please note that I do not control the postal system; once an item is dropped off with USPS, it's completely out of my hands.
If you experience a problem with a package while it's in transit (like your tracking not updating) please contact your local postal system first. They are far more qualified to help you than I am.
For more information about lost packages, please refer to my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Where I don't Ship:
I ship worldwide - with a few exceptions.
This is typically due to the lack of shipping insurance and the high rate of missing packages, especially seen in the following countries: Russia, and other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Argentina, and Mexico.
The USPS also maintains a list of countries that they are not accepting packages for. That list can be found here.
The following countries have implemented new shipping/packaging laws: Germany, Belgium, France, and Austria.
Thank you for your patience!
Thank you for purchasing from and supporting Byte Size Treasure and other small businesses during these uncertain times.
Your love and support is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please use my contact page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Stay safe out there and remember to be kind to one another!