Burning Spear Marketplace

U.S. Domestic Shipping and Taxes

We charge taxes only on shipments to addresses within the state of Florida. If you are a tax-exempt organization or individual in Florida, indicate that in the order form, and email proof of your exempt status and we will refund the taxes to you within 30 days.

To simplify matters, for all U.S. purchases, our shipping charges are:

  • $5.00 if it can fit in a large envelope (up to 6 discs, 1 book, and 1 piece of apparel).
  • $10.00 if it can fit in a 11" X 8.5" X 5.5" box.
  • Otherwise we will contact you and offer you choices.

If you want a particular shipping method, indicate that in the message box in the order form when checking out. We will charge you $3 plus the actual shipping charges.

For your information, here is a table of some of the shipping choices available in the U.S.

Note that USPS is the only choice for delivery to PO boxes, prisons, and U.S. military bases (APO/FPO addresses), and is the cheapest choice for non-continental USA (Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories).

Both FedEx and UPS will apply an extra delivery surcharge on some residential deliveries, of around $2.

Shipping ChoiceTimeSize/Weight LimitsPriceTrackingInsuranceComments
UPS Ground 1-5 days up to 150lbs approx $7 + $0.20/lb with sometimes a $2 delivery area surcharge; see rates yes includes coverage to $100; $.40/$100 above that
USPS Media Mail 3-10 days up to 150lbs. only books and media (CD/DVD) allowed. approx $2.00 + $0.30/lb see rates signature confirmation for $1.90, or $1.35 electronic see rates $2.30 extra for $100 coverage cheapest choice if shipping books, and time is not critical
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 days up to 70lbs, 108" length + girth $4.05 for Flat Rate Envelope, $8.10 for Flat Rate Box delivery confirmation $2.30 extra for $100 coverage
USPS First Class 2-3 days up to 13 ounces $0.15 + $0.24/ounce none $2.30 extra for $100 coverage cheapest choice to ship just a CD or DVD

International Shipping and Taxes

We do not charge duty (tariff) or taxes (such as VAT) to international customers. International customers will have to pay those charges upon receipt of the package. In most countries, duty fees generally do not apply to the kinds of products we sell. However, you will likely have to pay VAT or other tax when you receive the package.

We will confirm with you by email prior to any international shipment -- both the charges and the shipping method.

Note that ground shipping is often not economical when shipping to Canada from the U.S., due to extra customs brokerage fees.

For your information, here are some international shipping methods available:

Shipping ChoiceTimeSize/Weight LimitsPriceTrackingInsuranceComments
FedEx International Economy 4-5 days approx $45 + $5/lb; see rates Y Y
UPS Worldwide Expedited 2-5 days up to 150lbs approx $40 + $2.50/lb Y included up to $100
USPS Global Express Mail (EMS) 3-5 days (no guarantees) up to 70lbs; 44lbs for some countries approx $15 + $2/lb (Canada) or $24 + $3/lb (western Europe) see rates return receipt available for some countries includes $100 coverage
USPS Global Priority Mail 4-6 days (often more for Asia and Africa) Large Envelope, 4lb Flat Rate $7.50 (Canada, western Europe) or $9.50 (rest of world) none not available cheap, but has size limitation and no tracking. In many cases may not be subject to the same customs hassles as other shipping solutions.