BIMPAK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MAXIMUM PACKAGE SIZE
What size package can I receive through my BimPak account?
You can receive packages of just about any size. What you have to keep in mind is that we use airfreight only. Items such as furniture and large appliances can be sent through www.laparkan.com. Large items that we often ship for our customers include items such as computers, electronics, car parts, ready-to-assemble furniture; toys etc. (Please ensure that all shipments are packaged properly as we will not accept liability for damage to goods due to improper packaging.)
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.
ADDRESS DROP OFF / WALK-IN DELIVERIES
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 both at Miami and Guyana 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:
- Your complete BimPAK ADDRESS was not entered during online checkout.
- The shipper did not label your package with your complete delivery address.
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?