Frequently Asked Questions

Whether it is about logistics or just customer care, check out below for some answers to the commonly asked questions. If you can’t find you answer here, please don’t hesistate to contact us.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is ShipShack?

ShipShack is a shipping & logistics service, powered by Caribbean Internet Store (CIS).

We provide best valued shipping & logistics services:

  • From North America to the Caribbean Islands.
  • More Services Coming Soon



What islands do you ship to?

  • Dominica
  • Barbados

More Islands Coming Soon

What types of Shipping Services & Logistics are offered?

  • Courier Shipping of small packages
    • Ocean Freight
    • Air Freight
    • Express Air Freight
  • More Services Coming Soon

What is my US Shipping address?

8201 NW 64th St Unit 5,
Miami, FL 33166

Can I use my US Shipping Address only for online orders?

Your US shipping address can be used for online orders and delivery from stores in the Miami-Dade area or for anyone to send you packages.

Do I need to sign up for an account?

You must have an account to use our services, and track your packages

Can others use my account to ship?

Not currently

How long will it take to receive my goods?

Depends on the country and the shipping services used.

Generally, ocean freight packages are available 7 to 11 days from shipment day


Refer to our shipping calendar schedule for more information

How do you charge for shipping of a package?

We charge mainly based on the volume of the package. We use an industry standard formula: we multiply the length by the width by the height, all in inches, and then we divide by 166 to get the dimensional weight (DW).


We use the following rules to provide you the lowest rate possible

  • Packages with volume of 0.25 cubic feet or less, are charged using the lower of the actual weight in pounds (lbs), instead of by their dimensional weight (DW)
  • Packages with a volume above 0.25 cubic feet, are charged by their dimensional weight (DW)
  • Packages with actual weight above 100 lbs are charged by the greater of their actual weight (lbs) instead of by their dimensional weight (DW)


For Reference

  • Cubic Feet = Length(feet) x Width (feet) x Height (feet)
  • 0.091 cubic feet (cf) is equivalent to a dimensional weight (DW) of 1 lb
  • Dimensional weight (DW) = Volume (CF) / 0.091
  • 1 cubic foot (cf) (1ft x 1ft x1ft) = 10.4 DW (Rounded Up = 11 (DW) )

Do you consolidate packages?

We do not consolidate packages that you order independently to be shipped directly.

However, we can consolidate items you order via our Special-order Service, free of charge.

What currency are the prices on your site?

Currency displayed is US$ 

How can I pay for my packages?

You can pay for our services at our local stores, via

cash, check, credit card or local bank transfers.

Do I have to submit my invoices?

All invoices must be submitted before the package can be shipped from our Miami warehouse.

  • Upload: Easiest way to submit your invoice is by creating a package pre-alert

Email: Email your invoice to and please include the CIS order number that you receive from us via email as the email subject

Do I have to pay customs duties?

Customs duties are levied on goods based on the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) values and rates determined by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Common External Tariff (a government tax on imported and exported goods). Please note that duties collected by ShipShack on behalf of the government, is paid to the government and not kept by ShipShack. Customs has the legal right to examine all packages entering the country. If goods require the involvement of other agencies (Agriculture, Fisheries, Police Commissioner, etc.)  Please refer to your local customs and Excise Department for further clarification on duties.

What happens if my package is lost?

Do you offer delivery services?

Delivery: Coming Soon

What telephone number do I use for US delivery?

Advantages of creating a package pre-alert:

  • Provides easy upload of your invoice(s) (required to ship from Miami)
  • Ability to use a discount coupon to receive US$1.84 (EC$5.00) off Shipping cost
  • Ability to choose your pickup location or delivery option
  • Ability to choose shipping service medium (Ocean, Air or Air Express)
  • Receive faster processing of package upon arrival at our Miami Warehouse
  • Increase in the possibility of late arriving package(s) making the shipment
  • Earlier determination of duty-free status of order
  • Earlier determination of duties payable upon shipment arrival
  • Faster processing of the shipment through the customs process
  • Earlier notification of package pickup status
  • Earlier availability of package for pickup

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