Bear Family Gifts, LLC

Shipping and Sales Tax Information

On this page you will find the following information listed below.  Each listed item is linked to the information.  If your question is not answered here, please contact me before ordering.


Shipping within the United States

Shipping and handling fees to the contiguous 48 states are calculated automatically at  Priority Mail rates only. Contact me for other shipping arrangements. I will also ship Express Mail within the USA for an additional shipping cost of approximately $15.00 to $20.00.  I use USPS (United States Postal Service) almost exclusively.  If you desire another method, please contact me before ordering, the shipping charges may be different than what is shown.  No matter what method is used, once I put it in the hands of the shipper, I have no control over when the package will be delivered.  I have found the postal service to be accurate in their predictions of delivery a vast majority of the time.  However, no one can predict weather conditions or other problems that can arise which can slow down delivery of packages.  Back to list.

Shipping to an Apartment Address

When I ship a package to an apartment, I require a signature.  There is no extra charge to you for this.  Past experience has taught me that this is a necessity so that a package marked as delivered can be tracked down according to the signature.  I apologize if this is an inconvenience, but that is better than having a lost package.

Shipping Internationally

I will ship outside the US on a limited basis.  So far I have shipped successfully to Canada, England, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Ireland.  The shopping cart is not set up to figure shipping for international shipping.  If you are wanting to ship outside the US, I recommend using either Priority Mail International or Express Mail International. There are additional shipping costs for this and those costs will vary based on the destination country and the weight of the package.  It would be best to contact me first before ordering so that I can get a firm price for you. In any method of shipping, once it leaves my hands, I have no control over the timeliness of delivery.  It may help to pay for insurance, or to have the item signed for upon delivery.  These are additional costs, so please contact me before ordering so I can give you a quote for these costs.  For international shipping, I will only ship to the person who ordered the product.  I will not ship to a third party/recipient. Back to list.

Each country has it's own customs/duty charge structure.  Please check with your customs office to determine if you will be charged any kind of fee for receiving items from outside your country.  These fees are totally YOUR responsibility.  If you are not willing to pay these fees, please do not order from me.  The item will not be delivered to you but will be returned to me after several weeks. 


Shipping and Handling Charges

Shipping and handling charges are based on total product price. There is an important change on the shipping when ordering multiple items.  The postal service is now considering the size of the box as well as the weight and destination when configuring shipping charges.  If you are ordering more than one of the larger items where I would need to use a larger box, such as the bears in wicker chairs, I may have to charge additional shipping to cover my costs.   There is no way for me to configure my shopping cart for all of the possibilities, so communication before ordering is the best way to go. Back to list.

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Sales Tax

Sales tax is now determined by where the item is delivered, known as destination based taxing.  You only have to pay sales tax if the item you ordered is being delivered in the state of Kansas.  The percent of sales tax that will be charged is determined by the sales tax rate in the city of delivery.  I have to do this manually after you have placed your order and will send an invoice for the sales tax amount I must collect according to Kansas law.  If sales tax applies to your order, I must collect tax on the shipping amount as well. Back to list.


Production Time

Each arrangement is individually assembled, so please allow 4-6 weeks for items containing cross-stitched personalization, 2 to 3 weeks on all others, unless otherwise noted in the product description.  Production times shown are approximate times and dependent upon total number and size of orders already placed.  Please e-mail me before placing order for my current production schedule.

THESE ARE NOT TOYS!  These bear gifts are decorative items with glued parts, not suitable for children to play with.  Back to list.


Accepted methods of Payment

I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover through my shopping cart.  I accept money orders and personal checks on a limited basis. Personal checks must clear bank before shipping order.

I have an order form that you can submit electronically for non-credit card orders if you prefer, or you can use the printable order form and mail to me.

Shopping cart is for credit card and PayPal account orders only. When you are done shopping and ready to checkout, you can then select to pay with credit card thru Paypal, or your PayPal account, or you can choose to have a Paypal invoice sent to you.  Back to list.



THESE ARE NOT TOYS!  These are decorative items with glued components,
not suitable for children to play with. None of these items are intended for children under the age of 13.

None of my items are on a shelf ready to be shipped same day.  I keep the clothing of some items in stock and those may be available to ship the same day as ordered, but this is a very rare occurence.  I always suggest contacting me before ordering if you must have something within one week's time, as transit time must also be considered.

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We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Paypal.
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Your credit/debit card will be charged at the time you place your order.  Any discounts or partial shipping reductions will be given thru refunds.

NOTE: If you are interested in shipping outside the USA, please read my shipping policies.

 Shipping and handling prices added in the shopping cart are for shipments within the USA only.

If shipping to a Kansas location, you will be invoiced separately for the sales tax I am legally bound to collect.

If you want to order multiple items, please contact me for a shipping charge quote.
Please read my policy concerning shipping on multiple product purchases.

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  Plush color may vary slightly from pictures shown due to manufacturer's supply.  I have no control over what the manufacturer has in stock.  If color of the plush fur, nose, paws, or any other feature is of great concern to you, please contact me before ordering to see what I have on hand.

For production times, see individual products.
Production times shown are approximate times and dependent upon total number and size of orders already placed.
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