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MAXIMUM PACKAGE SIZE
What size package can I receive through my BimPak account?
Unless otherwise requested, shipments not exceeding 30 lbs in chargeable weight will be automatically dispatched via Airfreight to Barbados.
In the airfreight industry, chargeable weight is the greater of actual and dimensional weights. Dimensional weight is calculated as follows:
Length x Width x Height in inches / 166.
You will be contacted for shipping instructions on shipments exceeding 30 lbs in chargeable weight. Dispatch of larger items via ocean will be more cost effective.
Q: How long does it take to receive packages?
A: Packages that are received at our Miami facility are sent to BGI within 24-48 hours of receiving, or the next available flight. Local deliveries are performed within one to two business days after the cargo is cleared at the Courier Bond facility.
Q: I do not have a credit card. Can I still use your service?
Q: Are there any special requirements for packaging?
A: Yes. Please ensure that all shipments are packaged properly as we will not accept liability for damage to goods due to improper packaging.
Q: What are you Business Hours?
A: Our operating hours in Miami are 8:30AM - 5PM (Miami Time) Monday - Friday.
Q: Can I drop off items at the street address to be sent to me?
A: Yes, you can drop off items at the street address in Miami, to be shipped to you. The shipper will be given a warehouse receipt upon tendering cargo to us on your behalf. Our operating hours in Miami are 8:30AM - 5PM (Miami Time) Monday - Friday.
Q: Is there anything that I cannot receive through my BimPak account?
A: Items considered to be Dangerous Goods by the FAA will be put on hold in Miami and will not be sent until we receive further instructions from you and all appropriate paper work has been filed and fees paid. These items include all aerosol cans and hazardous chemicals. Please note that shipping hazardous materials correctly is an expensive proposition. If in doubt, please call us before ordering such items. Here is a list of Restricted Items.
Q: My weight from my supplier does not match my package weight from BimPak. Why is this?
A: We re-weigh packages at Miami for security reasons. There will be times your supplier may state your package weight as 2lbs when it is in fact 1lb, or vice versa. We always re-weigh to ensure that you only pay for your ACTUAL weight.
Q: USPS says my package was delivered. What's the delay?
A: Due to their extremely high volume of parcels, the United States Postal Service is unable to individually verify the status of every delivery.
Therefore their records of your package being delivered to our warehouse can often be incorrect. BimPak is not liable for any delays for packages shipped via USPS. I didn't ship with USPS, but my package is still delayed.
Two possible causes of such a delay are:
BimPak is not responsible for any package delayed for the above reasons. However, by Pre-alerting all your packages upon initial purchase, you can help us minimise these types of delays.
Q: What is a fuel surcharge?
A: A fuel surcharge is imposed on all carriers by all shippers (ocean and air). We at BimPak remain committed to serving you our valued customers in the best way possible keeping our "rate per pound" as low as possible.
Q: Do you deliver to all locations in Barbados?
A: We would like to offer this convenience to all our customers. However, due to the potential risks, we are unable to deliver in some areas. We invite customers in these areas to contact us for alternative delivery arrangements.