Our Environmental pledge: Bramble Berry Inc. is an energy-neutral company. This means that for every kilowatt of energy that we use here at our offices, one kilowatt of renewable energy (wind, solar or other "green" energy sources) is put back into the power grid.
Warehouse Hours: We are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. We close at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. We are closed on the weekends. Our warehouse is not open to walk-in customers. If you're in the Bellingham, Washington area, you can shop at Otion The Soap Bar, which carries the complete line of Bramble Berry products at retail prices (typically 5%-15% higher than Bramble Berry's website pricing). Save on shipping, visit Otion's sniffing bar, try the soap bar and get access to Otion's knowledgeable staff ready to troubleshoot your soaping conundrums - plus many other amenities for soap lovers.Turnaround: The total shipping time for your order is our turnaround time PLUS the time in transit. To find our current turnaround times please see the note in purple at the top of this web page.
Shipping: Orders are shipped out 5 days a week Monday through Friday. UPS 2-Day Air orders placed before noon (PST) always ship same day and take two business days to get anywhere in the US. Ground Shipping to the furthest place from us (the East Coast) takes about 5 business days transit time, so if your order ships on Tuesday then it will deliver the following Tuesday. We are happy to ship via UPS, UPS Express, Fed Ex or USPS Postal.
USPS Postal Service normally takes 2 to 3 transit days but may take up to 10 days to reach you. For packages shipped through the mail, we have an innovative private insurance program that means you don't have to deal with the post office and forms when smaller packages go astray. Just contact us and we'll do the rest.
UPS 2-Day Air orders placed before noon (PST) will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after noon will ship the following business day. UPS 2 Day Air and regular ground does not deliver on Saturdays or Sundays.
Ground shipping to anywhere in the US from Bellingham WA takes often takes than 10 days (5 business days) and is our least expensive option. Here's the list by state:
1 business day: WA2 business days: OR, ID, MT, NV, CA, WA3 business days: ID, CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, WY, ND, MT, SD, HI4 business days: ND, SD, CO, NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, MN, IA, MO, IL, AK5 business days: TX, LA, AR, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, TN, IL, KY, IN, MI, OH, NC, VA, WV, PA, NY, VT, ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD
*Certain areas of your state may be more easily accessible and therefore listed more than once on the transit timescale above (transit time for northern CA is generally 2 days while southern CA will be a 3 day transit).
Please do not count the following as business days when you are estimating delivery dates: January 18 (Martin Luther King Day), February 15(President's Day), May 30 (Memorial Day), September 5 (Labor Day), November 24 (Thanksgiving!), December 25 (Christmas), New Year's Eve Day and January 1.
Please note, Ground can be either USPS, UPS or FedEx at our discretion and is not a guaranteed service. Please contact us if you are on a strict time-line at either [email protected]
Damaged or Missing Orders: We are always happy to help replace or refund your missing or damaged items within 45 days of purchase. If you receive a damaged package, please take photos of items, box and the labels. Please have this information ready for our Customer Experience Team when calling or emailing us. Please call us immediately toll free at 1.877.627.7883. If you choose to have a replacement sent to you, we will ship it to the original shipping address. BE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS! If a package is sent out to an incorrect address, and it is returned to us, you are responsible for the reshipping costs.Please check your order after receiving it and if there is anything missing call or email us right away. Have ready your order number, the items missing and the name on the circle lable on the outside of the box.
Any missing, damaged or incorrect items from orders older than 45 days will be issued an instore credit.
International Shipping: We are happy to ship packages overseas. Please read our International Shipping Policies for more detailed information on transit times and overseas shipping costs.
Order Changes & Cancellations: Because of our dedication to fast turnaround times, cancellations, as well as additions and changes to orders can only be accepted within one hour of order placement. However, if you are using expedited shipping (like 2-day Air) or shipping internationally, we cannot accept any changes, this is to ensure that your order is shipped out on time. If your order has already been sent to the warehouse for pulling and packing or is packed for shipment we will gladly assist you in placing a new separate order for the additional items. Orders that are cancelled after packing for any reason are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
Please email your changes as soon as possible to [email protected]. During regular business hours (M-F 9am-4pm) you may call us at 1.877.627.7883. Have your credit card information ready for speedy service! If you get the answering machine, please leave a message with your order number and full information for what you wish to have changed. Be sure to leave your phone number too. We return calls same day.
Placing orders: Feel free to use our online shopping cart, located throughout the site. Check out this Soap Queen tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to place an order. If you're having problems with the cart, you are welcome to phone in your order. Our toll free phone number is 1-877-627-7883. If you wish to fax your order in, our fax number is (360) 752-0992.
Minimum Orders: We do not have a minimum order amount and you are welcome to order as little, or as much, as you want.
Tax Exempt: If you live in Washington state and you are purchasing supplies from Bramble Berry for resale you are probably tax exempt. In order to comply with Washington state law every customer in Washington state that is not paying tax must provide us with a copy of their Reseller Permit. You can fax it to us at 360.752.0992, or mail it to us (our address is: 2138 Humboldt Street, Bellingham, Washington, 98225) or scan it and email it to us! For more information on how to get a reseller's Permit go to the Washington State Department of Revenue site here.
If you live outside of Washington state Bramble Berry will not charge you sales tax. Please note: your order must be shipped from Bramble Berry to a state other than Washington to be automatically tax-exempt.
Returns: We welcome returns within 45 days of purchase. We will gladly refund the product price for eligible items that are unused and are in sale-able condition: packaging, molds, books, soap stamps, toys, scales and soaping hardware. All refunds are applied to the original method of payment. Shipping, including associated fees/duties/taxes, are at customer’s expense.
Please mail returns to:
Bramble Berry Returns(Insert Your Order Number) 2138 Humboldt St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Please allow us 10 business days to process your return.
Sorry but powders (including sodium and potassium hydroxide), essential oils, fragrance oils, colorants, soap bases, herbs, fixed oils, waxes, any liquids, butter, online videos, or electronic (downloadable) books or zines are not able to be returned and are not eligible for any refunds.
Out of Stock Items: While we strive to keep all of our products in stock, we do occasionally run out of items. If you place an order and an item goes out of stock while your order is in the warehouse, we will ship out everything else and backorder that product and you will get an email notification. If you prefer to have that backordered item swapped out for something else or removed from your order just let us know by leaving a note on your order and we'll make it happen.
Discontinued Items: Is there an item that we've previously carried that you want to purchase? Write to us here We may be able to special order small amounts just for you or direct you to a new supplier.
Payment methods: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal as well as money orders. We do not accept personal checks. Money Orders can be sent to:
Bramble Berry, Inc. 2138 Humboldt Street Bellingham, WA 98225
You are welcome to call in your orders to our distribution center at 360-734-8278. We are in the office from 9am to 4pm daily but feel free to leave a message if you get our secure voice mail.
Credit Cards: If your card is declined, Bramble Berry will send an email (to the address associated with the declined order) to let you know. Often it is due to an incorrect address or security code. We take our customer's security very seriously and for that reason we require the exact billing address and security codes for all of our credit card transactions. It is also for security reasons that we do not have access to your full credit card number and ask that you call us at 1.877.627.7883 with your credit card information. Our customer service representative will then be able to quickly and safely process your credit card. We do not recommend emailing credit card information - as email is not a secure form of communication. Please note that our transit and turnaround times begin after we have received valid payment information, not at the time the order was placed.
PayPal: Paying by E-Check through PayPal takes additional days to clear than standard PayPal payments. We will hold your order until the payment has cleared.
Product Testing: All of our oils are tested in Cold Process and Melt and Pour soap. We include testing notes in the description of each fragrance such as "accelerates trace" as appropriate. Our fragrances are, for the most part, considered safe for candles, both wax and gel candles (as well as soap, bath fizzies, bath salts, and all manner of toiletry products). As we have not tested specifically for clouding or polarity in gel candles or throw for wax candles, we do recommend that you test all the fragrances in your particular blend of wax and wick before selling your candles. Soap molds have been tested with melt and pour soap and in general, are rated to 140 (Milky Way Molds) to 160 (Heavy Duty Molds). Plastic soap molds cannot be placed in the dishwasher or stove; they will melt.
Colorants: Our pigments and micas are sold by weight - not volume - so you're getting the most for your money. Since many micas and pigments are very light, it often takes a 2 or even 3 ounce container to fit 1 ounce, by weight into. So, remember, when you're comparing costs, make sure you ask whether the product is sold by weight or volume.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): MSDS are attached to the product description. To access them, all you have to do is click on the cloud icon next to the word MSDS in the product description. To view or print out the MSDS you will need to use Adobe Acrobat (a free program). If you need any other product based documents, please do let us know by emailing [email protected]
Samples: We do not ship samples, independent of orders. Offering "Free" Samples (and shipping for those samples) merely means that the cost will be absorbed into our product line, raising the prices. We offer affordable 2 oz. sizes, perfect for testing. We do not have a minimum order and are happy to include one ½ ounce sample with every order placed.
Sniffy Samples: If you're interested in receiving a sniffy of any of our fragrance oils, (an absorbent cotton strip, dipped in fragrance, and sealed in a mini Ziploc baggie) please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the fragrance you'd like to smell written on a note inside. Please send a SASE for each scent you are interested in (so as not to co-mingle the scents) and keep in mind that all fragrances smell different in the final product so for best test results, take advantage of the small 2 oz. sizes we offer for purchase of the fragrances. Because of the extra labor involved, please do not request sniffy samples with your actual order. You are welcome to request a specific free ½ oz. sample of fragrance with your order, however. Please note that we cannot offer neither sniffy samples nor free 1/2 ounce samples of essential oils.
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