shipping information

We use the U.S. Post Office for shipping.
Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions about shipping.

How much is shipping?
Shipping charges are $6.00 for orders for the U.S. and U.S. territories. Orders for Canada are $9.00 and for all other countries the shipping fee is $12.00

Once I place my order, how long will it take to receive my bikinis?
Why wait for weeks for those other companies to deliver? We have great news for those of you that want to get into that new bikini right away! Our shipping times are FAST FAST FAST!!! We are able to ship most orders on the SAME DAY that the order is placed. Customers in the U.S. will usually receive their order within 3 or 4 days! We do not ship on Saturdays or Sundays so orders placed on those days will not ship until Monday. Holidays and bad weather may increase delivery times slightly so keep that in mind.

Do you offer express or overnight shipping?
Customers in the U.S. that absolutely need the order the next day should call our customer service department for rates. The phone number is 786-228-9404. We can take your order over the phone and quote you the express shipping rate at the same time. Be sure to call before 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time for this service. This service may not be available everyday. The best time to contact our customer service department is from 12 noon until 3:30 PM EST.

International orders will typically take 5 to 10 business days to get to you from the date you place your order. If the package is delayed for customs clearance it can take up to 4 weeks to reach you. We have sent orders to Switzerland, France, Australia, and Japan in as little as 4 days!!!! We estimate that approximately 8% of international shipments will experience customs clearance delays. microkitten has no control over the customs clearance process. We are no longer shipping to Mexico or Italy.

Will there be Taxes and Customs Duties?
International shipments may be subject to customs duties and/or taxes upon arrival in the destination country. These fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Rates will vary from country to country. It has been our experience that most countries do not have import fees. Please check with your local customs office or proper authority for rates if you are concerned about possible fees.

What type of packaging do you use?
Customers in the U.S. will have their orders packed in either a U.S. Post Office priority mail envelope or a plain envelope. Our shipping label has a small "mk" logo, our name and the return address. International orders are packed in a plain envelope. A customs form with a description of the contents may be required to appear on the outside of some international shipments. We list "women's swimwear" as the contents.

If you have any other questions regarding shipping please contact our customer service department.