In our experience, the chances of your fur rotting or slipping is greatly increased when they are sent through the post office. This is why we ask that you use SpeeDee, FedEx, or UPS to ship your frozen fur.
Otter and Bobcat require CITES tags and must have them attached to the pelt or included with the shipment. If furs are missing any required tagging, they will be turned into the DNR and dealt with accordingly.
When sending raw fur, please make sure that it is completely frozen before shipping. The best practices for keeping hides frozen is to ship on a Monday or Tuesday, use insulation, and include frozen packs.
If possible, we suggest that you bend, fold, or roll your dried hides so that they are able to fit nicely in a box. Being mindful of the size of your box will save you in the cost of shipping.
Because we run fur through a rehydrator, it is much easier for us to turn the fur than for you to turn after it is dried. With that being said, we will take your fur hair in and hair out.
Below is the shipping document that we ask to be included with your shipment. Having this information allows us to contact you if we have any concerns, mail you the invoice, and ensure we have all of the fur you intend to tan.
The customer is responsible for shipping and handling costs, plus insurance if requested. Prices will be dependent on the total cost of the order -- $10 for the first $100 of business and $5 for every additional $100 of business.
Unless specifically requested by the customer, all packages will be covered by the standard insurance policy of the carrier. If requested, UPS insurance rates will be applied to any additional insurance coverage.
Dependent on the location, Sleepy Creek Tannery utilizes SpeeDee Delivery, UPS, and United States Postal Service.
Sleepy Creek Tannery assumes no responsibility for shipments once they have left our facility.