Below you’ll find the most frequently asked questions regarding Kitco’s shipping and insurance fees. The information below is for shipments being sent to an address within the United States, and Canada. For FAQ’s regarding orders being shipped outside the US and Canada, please refer to our International Shipments FAQ.
For precious metal bullion products purchased from Kitco, the following shipping and insurance charges are applicable:
Standard/ regular purchases
United States & Canada
FREE with purchase of $5,000 USD or more**
Up to 30 business days*
3-4 business days
1-2 business days
$6.50 per $1,000 metal value, or $8 per $1,000 metal value for shipments to Washington State
Items being shipped to a P.O Box or to rural areas will be shipped using Ground service. Kitco does not ship to Army Post Office (A.P.O.)
*Ground service delivery may take up to 30 business days in rare circumstances.
**Purchases valued at $5,000 USD/CAD or more that are being shipped to the continental United States, or within Canada will be shipped using Ground service, free of charge, unless another option is selected.
Large/ non-standard purchases
Large/non-standard purchases include, but are not limited to:
Large/non-standard purchases may be shipped in more than one package and are sometimes shipped by armored car. Such shipments cost more than the rates advertised in the above table. Packages shipped by armored car can be delivered only to businesses, banks or depository services and not to residential addresses or post boxes. If such a delivery can be arranged or facilitated by Kitco, a price will be quoted for it on a case-by-case basis. For shipping quotes and time frames for armored car services, call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999.
If you request delivery of precious metal bullion products to a location outside the United States and Canada, taxes and duties, including Value Added Taxes (VATs), may be applicable on the shipment, depending on the country of import. As per our Terms and Conditions, you are solely responsible for paying any fees, taxes or duties (including VATs) that may be levied by the competent authorities in your jurisdiction.
Purchases are shipped to Canadian and United States addresses by Kitco’s preferred mail delivery services. All packages require a signature. Certain high-value items and large, or non-standard purchases require other methods of shipping. For details, see “How are large purchases shipped?”
Depending on its weight and value, your purchase may be shipped in more than one package and may arrive on different days. If you are not at home when the courier attempts to deliver your package, they will leave a notice asking you to contact them to re-schedule the delivery or to arrange for you to pick up the package. When picking up your package, please carry valid photo identification. If you do not receive your package within the appropriate shipping timeframes, please call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999.
International shipments (outside the United States or Canada) are shipped using Kitco’s preferred courier services and are shipped from Canada. All packages require adult signature. You are responsible for any customs fees, VATs, or duties that are incurred through the shipping process. It is strongly recommended that you contact your local customs agency prior to transacting to ensure you are well informed on the potential costs, as well as any documentation that may be required to import your metals. If you do not receive your package within the appropriate shipping timeframe listed in the table above, please call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999.
In most circumstances, you can request to have your purchase shipped to an address other than the one on your account:
When having your purchase shipped to an alternative address, please note that:
Please contact Kitco’s customer service team at 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999 to see if we can accommodate your request. A $20 administration fee will be applicable for any changes in address once a package has already shipped.
Under normal circumstances, all packages shipped by Kitco require a signature upon delivery. If you do not have a signature waiver on file with the courier company and you believe that your package was delivered without your signature having been obtained, call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999 immediately.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions put in place by certain carriers, your package may be left without signature. Until the restrictions are lifted, we cannot guaranty that a signature will be requested. For this reason, we suggest closely following the tracking number of your shipment so your package is not left unattended.
Kitco cannot be held responsible for any packages delivered to you if you have a signature waiver arrangement with UPS, FedEx, or other couriers.
Kitco fully insures all shipments. Our insurer is liable if anything should happen to your package while it is in transit. However, Kitco cannot accept responsibility if:
Kitco recommends to refuse any package that is damaged or appears tampered with. If you think that any items are missing from your shipment, or if you believe that the items were damaged during transit, please call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999 immediately. Please do not discard the packaging in which your purchase was shipped. If an investigation into your purchase shipment is opened, we may need images of the packaging for our records. We may also require a notarized letter from you that attests to what is missing or damaged from your shipment. Our customer service representative will explain what documents and photos are required when you call in to report the missing items.
Packages shipped are considered undeliverable if there is refusal to take delivery of the package, or if the address provided is incorrect, incomplete or illegible. The courier will return the package to us as being undeliverable. Kitco will promptly notify you about it and seek further instructions
Subject to the availability of inventory, you can request to pick up your purchase at our retail store in Canada or one of our locations in the Eastern United States. This pick-up facility is available only for purchases made over the phone. A fee of $70 may be charged for each pick-up. For further information about picking up or paying for a purchase in person or to make a pick-up appointment, call 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999.
Depending on the type of purchase you make, your tracking number will be posted on your account online and/or sent to you by email. Tracking number may take up to 24 hours to show any activity through the courier's websites.
Most of our customers are very satisfied with the products that they receive. Kitco will exchange items, at our cost, for items that are damaged, or not in an acceptable condition as stated in the related product description. Damaged items are items that affect the metal value of the item. Due to the nature of precious metals, small scratches, fingerprints, and packaging of the item do not affect the metal value. Exchanges for any other reasons will be at the customer’s cost. When doing an exchange, keep in mind the following:
A like-for-like exchange can only be done if the products that you bought are in stock
If the product that you bought is unavailable, you might be offered a similar product in exchange
If the product that you are offered in exchange is more expensive than the original products that you bought, you will be charged the difference
We cannot guarantee that the products that you are sent in exchange will be uncirculated
You must send your original products to Kitco in their original packaging by any shipping method of your choice, at your own cost
Kitco does not accept returns of precious metal bullion items. Kitco can only offer to exchange your products. We do not offer refunds, but we can buy back your products from you at the prevailing market price at any time. For information on selling products back to Kitco, see our “Selling precious metal bullion products FAQs”. Returns for Cool & Collectible items will be considered on a case by case basis.
To discuss the possibility of an exchange or return, contact our customer service center within three (3) business days of receiving your items. You may contact us by phone at 1 877 775-4826 or 514 313-9999, or, if you wish to include photos, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.