Shipping Policy - COVID UPDATE


  • This is the time between when you place an order and when we actually ship the order.
  • TAT is always counted in business days -- holidays and weekends do not count.
  • TAT always starts the following business day after placing an order.
  • For example if you order on Wednesday, TAT starts Thursday. If you order Friday, TAT starts Monday.
  • TAT does not include the actual shipping timeframe which is the method you select at checkout.
  • These items are ready to ship, meaning there is no additional work needed to go into preparing them for shipment.
  • RTS items will ship within 7-10 Business Days.
  • This applies to non-bow items such as Sunglasses & Apparel, excluding preorders.
  • These are our Bows which are currently in-stock and on-hand.
  • Each bow is tied to hardware per your specifications when ordering.
  • Past collections will fall under this category.
  • TAT for TTO items is 10-14 Business Days.
    • This was our standard TAT prior to COVID-19.
  • These are for new bows which are in transit to Ellie + Cate, from our seamstresses.
  • All Pre-Order bows will ship within 7-10 business days after they arrive at Ellie + Cate HQ.
  • For transparency purposes, because of massive shipping delays across the board, we needed to add this in so expectations are set and met.
  • Average TAT for Pre-Order Bows is 14-21 Business Days, however because of COVID they may be longer.


  • If you place an order for a RTS item with a TTO or POB, processing will default to the longest timeframe.
    • If you don't want to wait, I suggest ordering your RTS or TTO items separately to avoid extra processing time.
  • If we are merging orders, TAT will default to the longest TAT option in that order.
    • If we merge a TTO and POB order, TAT will fall under the POB timeframe.
    • If we merge two TTO orders, TAT will fall under the most recent TTO timeframe.



  • Standard Shipping
    • USPS Ground Shipping.
    • ETA is anywhere from 10-14 days per USPS, however this can vary and is 100% out of our control.
    • Flat rate of $4.00 for Bow Orders.
      • Free over $30 for Bow Orders.
    • Flat rate of $6.00 for orders which contain large items such as Dolls and apparel.
      • Free over $75 for Doll and Apparel Orders.
    • Mixed carts will default to the higher shipping rate.
    • USPS Priority Mail
      • ETA is 3-5 Business days per USPS, however this can vary and is 100% out of our control.
      • Please refer to USPS for shipping statuses.
      • You will see a quoted ETA when selecting this option at checkout, as provided by USPS.
      • Rate is calculated at checkout, but should be between $8-10 on average.
    • UPS Ground Shipping
      • ETA is anywhere from 1-5 Business Days per UPS.
      • Rate is calculated at checkout but should be between $8-10 on average.
    • UPS Standard Shipping
      • ETA is 5-7 Business Days per UPS.
      • This is the most economical option for UPS.
      • Rate is calculated at checkout but should be between $5-8 on average.
    • Local Pickup
      • If you are Local and would like to pick up your order, please select this option at checkout.
      • Once your order is ready, we will contact you. TAT timelines still apply. 
      • Orders not picked up within 5 days after they have been marked as ready will be returned to inventory and refunded.

    NOTE: Once the shipper has the package we have no control on delivery timeframe/details. After an order has been marked "delivered" any issues or  concerns with your delivery must go through your local Post Office. We'll always be here to help, but we are unable to "find packages" if they are mis-delivered. 

    We are not responsible for change of address or packages lost or delayed in the mail system.



      • Labels are always printed early to help organize and process orders in batches.
      • Your label may be in a processing state during the entire TAT window.
      • You are welcome to email us if you are concerned about your order, however if it is within the TAT window it's likely your order is still being processed. 
      As always, if there are any questions about your order, please email with your order number(s) in the subject. Please allow up to 24 hours during the week (48 hours during the weekend) for a response from our team.