Brettuns Village Trunk Shop
Fax us at (207)782-7448
Phone us at (207)782-7863
Toll-Free: 1-844-492-4930 if you'd like to place an order - this line is for ORDERS ONLY, please.
First things first: All items listed on our web sites are priced with 48-state USA shipping included - there's nothing else to add at the end of the transaction. We DO have a minimum order requirement to receive our 'shipping included' pricing, and that minimum order amount is $5.00. If your total purchase amount is equal to or less than $5, we'll send you a PayPal Money request to cover shipping and handling of your small order, and we'll ship it out after you pay that request. For those customers served by the US Postal Service who need their orders shipped to locations outside of the 48 contiguous United States, (AK, HI, or the Territories), you may need to pay a little extra to get your items shipped to you, but we do our best to take advantage of USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes so that you don't feel left out. Also, we do not charge for handling, processing, or looking at your order. The prices you see on our web site are all you pay. Price on our website are based on the best available carrier. Sometimes it's UPS, sometimes Fedex, sometimes the US Postal Service. If you give us a PO box address for a heavy shipment, please expect an e-mailed invoice for the cost differential. We'll ship when that has been paid.
APO/FPO/Military Addresses: We do our best to include you in our pricing structure - if at all possible we will not charge extra postage costs to get your items to you. If you purchase a large item, such as one of our refinished antique trunks, the added shipping expense will be incredibly high, so perhaps it'd be better for us to store it for you at no charge until you return safely home.
Express Shipping: Need it quick? After you've placed your order just send us an e-mail to let us know which day of the week you want to receive your package. We'll figure out options/prices for UPS, USPS, or Fedex, and will let you know. Make your choice, and we'll send you an e-mailed invoice (thru PayPal) for the additional shipping cost. We cannot ship your order until that extra cost is paid, so please check your e-mail regularly.
BV 2021 Vacation/Shipping Schedule
Our store/shop in Lewiston, Maine is open Monday-Friday, 9am - 5:30 pm. Map and other store info available here.
At this point we're aware of the following '2021 Store is Closed and No Shipping' days here at BV
Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021 and Christmas Day December 25, 2021
Plus the usual annual holidays - the ones where UPS and USPS get the day off - we usually take those days off too.
SHIPPING TO LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF THOSE SERVED BY THE
US POSTAL SERVICE WILL BE INCREDIBLY EXPEN$IVE !!!
SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE USA: There will be additional costs for shipping your order. We ship almost all of our international orders via the US Postal Service.
Please note that in recent months international postage rates charged by postal services around the globe have increased dramatically, so brace yourself for the added cost.
For example, shipping a pair of trunk handles or a bag of rivets across the border into Canada now requires about US$18.00 in postage, and you may be
charged customs duties, taxes, or fees as well. Orders that need to be shipped out of the USA must follow these steps:
1. Please place your order on our web site, using our shopping cart system.
2. We'll pack your order and weigh it, then calculate the additional postage required.
3. We'll send you an e-mail invoice, through PayPal, to cover the additional postage and our mandatory US$5.00 International Order fee.
This covers the time we spend filling out customs forms and standing in line at the post office.
4. You pay the invoice, and we ship your order right out.
5. For this system to work properly you MUST supply us with a valid e-mail address that you check regularly, otherwise your
order will sit here in our outgoing basket for the rest of all time, or at least until you pay the additional shipping cost.
6. Very important: You're paying us for shipping ONLY. Once the package arrives in your country you may be required to pay customs duties, fees, taxes,
charges, surcharges, and/or penalties. We are NOT able to determine whether you will be charged any of these, so you may want to check with your postal
service first. We do our best to ensure that the package reaches you, but if it's lost once it has reached your country we will not be able to refund the cost of shipping to you.
7. Also very important: Brettuns Village fills out customs declarations for every shipment that leaves the USA, and we fill out the paperwork accurately.
The value of each item you purchase will be declared at full price. Please don't ask us to risk our livelihood by falsifying customs paperwork - we simply won't do it.
8. And this one is important too: When you receive our Money Request and you change your mind (international postage is VERY expensive), we will send
you a refund LESS the cost of packing materials that are no longer useable. A padded, sealed envelope, for example, that we have to tear open to put
your items back into our barn - YOU get to pay for that if you cancel. Sound fair?
***Note: If you have your own Fedex or UPS account we can ship outside of the USA using your account - all charges and fees and
bribes and dashes and surcharges and other charges will accrue to your account - just include your account number when ordering please.
October 1, 2020: Are you in CANADA? IMPORTANT: Shipping documents now require that we select "Recipient Pays Duties and Taxes" for all of our shipments into Canada. Brace yourself!