Azure Aster is a family business so you get secure, personal service, quick shipping and fast answers to your questions.
**Your Safety Is Important: Due to current events, we will only be shipping orders on Mon., Wed. & Fri. International shipping has resumed (except to the UK due to Brexit's new VAT rules), but be advised that overseas shipments may be subject to very long shipping delays. We cannot provide an estimate of delivery times due to time spent in customs, shipments waiting for planes etc. Express mail is temp. unavailable. Expect shipping delays with other mail classes especially first class mail.**
- We accept ALL major credit cards, phone and Paypal payments in USD securely. We do not store any of your payment information or share it with anyone.
- Most orders ship in 0-1 business days (our business week is Mon-Fri) via USPS. Some custom work may take a bit longer to create and we note this in the product descriptions.
- We offer everything from First Class to Express shipping options for the lowest priced or quickest delivery possible! We also ship internationally to all Paypal approved countries except the UK (temp. suspended due to Brexit).
- If you are not happy with your purchase, return it in 14 days for no questions asked refund (instructions are below).
- Need a rush order? No problem! Contact us and we can work with you to meet your deadlines.
- Need to know more? Read the long version which explains things in detail below. Links to our FAQs and policies are at the bottom of the page.
- If you have any questions, just contact us!
1. VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover - via secure SSL encrypted server and processed by Stripe. The billing name and address must match the name and address for the card used. USA and Canada orders only.
2. PAYPAL - Accepts both credit cards and electronic checks. If you wish to pay by check, you must pay through PAYPAL. All international orders (except Canada) must also pay via Paypal. E-checks take about 4 days to clear Paypal.
Phone Orders: We recommend that you use the Will call with card option and place the order online so you can see shipping costs and check for clerical errors. Credit card orders may be placed via telephone to (303) 369 -5507, between 9am - 5pm Mountain time. Our normal business week is Mon-Fri. We do try to take calls on weekends too. If we are away, please leave a message at the beep and we will get back to you.
After you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail at the address provided. Save this e-mail as your receipt. Be advised that if there is a problem with your payment and we are unable to contact you by both phone and e-mail, your order will be cancelled. Azure Aster also reserves the right to cancel any order that is deemed fraudulent or potentially fraudulent or from customers who refuse to adhere to our stated store policies.
Please note: Azure Aster collects sales tax for orders shipped to CO.
All items are packed in boxes with tissue, bubble wrap etc. to protect them during shipment. We ship USPS First Class, USPS Priority, and USPS Express mail on most items. Only Express Mail has a guaranteed delivery time and is fully trackable. All other delivery times are estimates. Orders do not ship on weekends or postal holidays and may take longer during peak mail season. Delivery times below are for transit only. Please be sure to add additional time for item creation and processing. Some handcrafted designs may have a waiting period so be sure to check item descriptions or the completion times below.
Please note: Shipping fees calculated by the shopping cart cover insurance, handling and processing costs, the packing materials (tape, labels, boxes, gas etc.) and the actual postage. We do everything we can to keep your costs low!
Signature at delivery (USA only) - Due to an increase in mail theft, you may now opt to purchase a signature to be required at delivery. Just mark the box Signature at delivery in the shipping options section at checkout and it will be added to your order for a small fee. Be advised that it may delay delivery of your package if you are not present for the signature and they may require you to request re-delivery or pick up the package at the post office. But this way, they will not leave your packages unattended at your residence or business.
Please note: Orders over $300 USD may require a signature at delivery for insurance purposes. We cannot control or be held responsible for the security of your mailbox or delivery drop off area and mail that is stolen from your home or business. If you have had problems with mail theft in the past, you may want to make arrangements for an alternate shipping address or use a PO box. We also reserve the right to cancel any orders with addresses that are incorrect, cannot be verified or cause postage calculation errors in the shopping cart.
*When tracking your shipments do not be alarmed if you see this sort of message below saying the acceptance of your package is pending. This means that the package was in the possession of our local USPS office at the date and time indicated, but it has not been scanned again in the system (usually this happens at one of the big postal distribution centers). The current postal delays are causing the next tracking update to sometimes take about 3-5 days for first class mail. So your order can stay in this status for a bit before that happens.*
|Your shipment was received at 5:22 pm on August 5, 2020 in AURORA, CO 80014. The acceptance of your package is pending.|
*Be advised that due to current events, some overseas mail is experiencing very long delivery delays. In some cases it can be up to 30-60 days or more with gaps in tracking. We do not guarantee any sort of a delivery time for international mail and by placing your order you agree that we are not responsible for any delivery delays or if packages are returned or lost because you failed to pay your customs fees etc. We are temp. not shipping to the UK due to the new Brexit VAT collection requirements.*
All international packages are insured. We do this through a third party so the insurance cost is not included in the dollar amount shown as postage we have paid on the mailing label. International shipping has a higher first weight/price bracket but you can normally purchase a number of items before you go up to the next price bracket for some savings.
Canadian customers: We now offer an additional shipping option where you prepay your Canadian duties and taxes for a flat rate of an additional $6.95 per first class mail package. This flat fee is the same regardless of value so you can save quite a bit on your customs fees and you will not be required to pick up your package from the post office.
My work is guaranteed 100%! If you are unhappy in any way with your purchase, simply e-mail or call us for a return authorization within 14 days from receipt of your order. Items must be in their original, undamaged condition (including jewelry pouches, tags or boxes) for a no questions asked refund of the item cost. Personalized or custom items are eligible for exchange or store credit only. Refunds will not be given for unauthorized returns or returns postmarked after 14 days from receipt. Please inspect your items well when you receive them.
Repairs or resizing: We understand that accidents happen. There is no such thing as an indestructable piece of jewelry or sculpture. Should you break a well loved item and would like it repaired, please e-mail us. We will see what we can do for you. After the 14 day return period, repairs may be free or there may be a charge depending on what needs to be done. You will be responsible for postage and possibly material costs. Resizing costs will be discussed via e-mail. We do not repair or resize items bought from other companies.
Promotions and refunds: If you received free items or other promotions with your order and your return (due to you ordering the wrong size, the wrong item etc.) makes the order ineligible for a particular promotion's requirements see below.
- Free items: You will be required to return the promotional items along with your order or their value will be deducted from your refund.
- Free shipping: If after the amount of the returned items is deducted the order total no longer meets the minimum order requirement for free shipping, the actual cost of shipping that order will be deducted from your refund.
- Most items are ready to go and ship out fast in 0-1 business days depending on the time you place your order. Things may take 1- 4 postal business days to ship after busy Erstwilder release days. We are currently shipping on MWF due to current events. This includes orders consisting of cloth ribbons, wristbands, charms, beads, vintage or antique designs, costume jewelry pieces or non-custom jewelry designs. Anything with a longer waiting period is noted in the item descriptions. Business days are M-F.
Dana's Polymer Clay, Original, Handbeaded or Handpainted/Hand enameled, Custom requests, or Sizeable jewelry designs: Only items with purchasing links are available and many are created on demand. Most available designs are shipping out in 1-10* business days. If you have a deadline, be sure to let us know in your order comments. Otherwise be sure to allow enough time for creation and transit.
If you order products that have different estimated shipping times (for example wristbands ship immediately but there might be a waiting period for your custom earrings) we will hold your entire order until all items are completed.
- If the wait on any order will be longer than three weeks, we will e-mail the estimated completion time for your approval before final processing.