HOW IT WORKS:
All PRICES on this website are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD),
not incl. GST (Goods & Services Tax = 10%)
We sell SPECIMEN SEASHELLS for collectors - and DECOSHELLS for
crafts, decoration & interior design.
We also sell BOOKS about seashells. Our stock changes so quickly that
we do not offer a printed catalogue - it would be out of date almost
NO ONLINE ORDERING FORMS
We prefer order by email - no online ordering form or shopping basket,
as eCommerce is not a good fit for our huge product range. Ordering by
email takes a little longer, but it allows you to add your own comments to your order
(i.e. colour or size preferences) - great for specimen shell orders
and decor projects!
Minimum ordering value: $ 30.00 (+ GST, not incl. shipping cost).
Australian Goods & Services Tax (10%) is applicable to all Australian
domestic orders. AU customers will receive a quote incl. GST. All
Intl. orders / overseas export will be quoted tax-free.
Please send us an e-mail, fax or letter with the title(s) and QTY you
wish to order.
Please include your mailing address and contact phone nr. for a
trackable shipping quote, so we can send you an offer with available payment and delivery
options to your destination.
DECOSHELLS / STARFISH
Please send us an e-mail, fax or letter with QTY and type of shells or
starfish you would like to order.
Please include your mailing address and contact phone nr., so we can send you a quote incl. available payment methods and
shipping cost to your destination.
Please e-mail, fax or mail us with a list of QTY & type of shells you
would like to order. You can specify preferences (colour / pattern,
Please include your mailing address and contact phone number for a
trackable delivery quote.
Specimen seashell ordering may require additional text description per
item, as each shell is unique. To help you order exactly what you
want, we have established the following 3 steps:
3 EASY STEPS VIA COPY & PASTE (you can send us a handwritten
fax or letter instead, but this method will save time!)
1 - SELECT: Open any pricelist and scroll down to your desired shell
listing. Select the ENTIRE ROW featuring name, location, description,
grading and price of the species you want. To select, keep your left
mouse-button pressed and drag your cursor across until all you want is
highlighted, then release the mouse button. You will find the text you
just highlighted still selected. No problem if you make a mistake - just left-click your mouse again elsewhere on the screen to de-select
- and try again.
2 - COPY: Right-click your mouse on the highlighted text. From the
pop-up menu, select COPY with a left-click of your mouse. This copies
only your highlighted text.
3 - PASTE: Go to our contact page and click on the e-mail link. A new
e-mail window will open on your screen. Type a subject (i.e. "Specimen
Order") in the subject bar. Put your cursor in the message space.
Right-click and select PASTE from the pop-up menu with a left-click of
your mouse. Your selected bit of text will now appear in your e-mail
Repeat these steps for additional items from our lists to paste into
the same message.
Add any comments (i.e. preferences) for your order as you like. Please
include your mailing address and a contact phone nr, so we can quote on
trackable delivery of your order. Send your
message - done!
We will reply to you ASAP with an offer incl. shipping cost that will
include all available payment options.
- If you like, paste into a file (WORD, EXCEL, PDF, etc.)
for step 3 - and attach the file to your email instead.
- Want to order a lot of species from a single pricelist? Simply
select & copy the entire list into your e-mail / file. Then just
DELETE the rows of species listed that you don't want to order - quick & easy!
- Problems with formatting? Some email programs don't like copied
format - but no worries! If your email
looks a bit strange, don't worry - we will figure it out.
- Want to send us a pic / mobile screenshot / any images of what you
would like to order? That's fine too!
DISCOUNTS & WHOLESALE
Most items listed in the Decoshells
section (Seashells, Starfish, etc. for Decoration) will offer
you multiple item ordering discounts. But there's more: We do not distinguish between
wholesalers and the general public, instead offering everyone
the same even better whole order discounts based
on total order volume - see here:
We ship anywhere in Australia and
Check here if Australia Post ships to you - if they do, we
will too! All our product prices include
handling/packaging. Although fragile shells may require
really careful handling, packaging & double-boxing, etc. this
is included in the price. We
will commence assembly and packaging of your order once we
No packaging or handling fees. Before we ship
your order, a pro forma invoice will be e-mailed to
you with a detailed invoice incl. shipping quote to your destination.
Delivery / Tracking
We will automatically ship your
order by the most economical shipping option, based on parcel
weight. Our default option is
Standard Australia Post Service
(trackable, delivery against signature) charged at flat rates
(max. 15kg per parcel). The Service system sends automatic
tracking updates to your email address as soon as the parcel is
lodged, delivery time is quoted at max. 5
business days to Australian destinations.
EXPRESS Delivery / Tracking
If your order is urgent, please request Australia Post EXPRESS
Service shipping, which will be charged at flat rates, based on
parcel weight (max. 5kg per parcel). It's a fully trackable
service offering automatic delivery updates to your email
address as soon as your parcel is lodged, with delivery against signature quoted within max. 3
business days incl. Saturdays to Australian destinations.
Click here for Flat Rate Standard & Express Shipping Prices /
more info on Shipping, incl. XL shipments.
No packaging / handling fees for worldwide
delivery. All International orders are evaluated individually to ensure we are quoting the best possible
(most economical) and trackable shipping option for your destination.
STANDARD AirMail Delivery /
We will quote International shipping via Standard Australia Post AirMail (Standard AirMail) by default. This service is trackable
and delivery to most destinations worldwide is estimated at 6-10
EXPRESS AirMail Delivery
Please request Australia Post
Air Express shipping (Express AirMail) if you would like faster
customs processing and delivery against signature, incl. automatic delivery updates. Also manually trackable via
with delivery to most destinations worldwide is estimated at 4-5
International Delivery Times
Australia Post generally advises delivery to most destinations
in Asia as 4-5 business days, USA and Western Europe as 6-10 business days via Standard AirMail
(pending customs and security screening time on arrival). For
comprehensive up-to-date delivery info & news, incl. potential
delays due to COVID,
please visit the
IMPORTANT International Customs /
Australian Seashells will export tax-free goods when shipping
your order from AU. Please be aware that tax / duty may
apply for importing goods to your destination on arrival in your
country and check applicable local duty rates.
International Courier Shipping
We can ship via your own preferred courier (TNT / EMS / DHL).
Please advise details when placing your order if you would like
to use your own courier account for shipping.
Most worldwide Courier deliveries will take 4-5 business days
from date of lodgement, pending fast-tracking of customs /
quarantine inspection. NOTE: Courier delivery services require a
physical street address for delivery (no PO Boxes).
Click here for more info on Shipping
PAYMENT METHODS (DOMESTIC)
We accept domestic Australian VISA or MasterCard payments. Please
contact us - phone, fax (dedicated fax line to our secure office) or
e-mail us with your card details (we require your name, address &
contact phone nr., card number, CVV code and expiry date). We will
acknowledge receipt of your details, process your payment immediately
as a standard internet order and will get your shipment incl. tax
invoice/receipt underway for you at once - if possible on the same
day, otherwise on the next business day.
EFT / BANK TRANSFER
We accept bank transfers of your Australian Dollar payment directly
into our business account at the NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK. Please
contact us for our bank details.
We accept Australian personal or bank cheques (Australian Dollars
only) made out to AUSTRALIAN SEASHELLS PTY. LTD.
We accept cash payments (Australian Dollars only).
Diners, AMEX, BankCard, EFTPOS, Domestic PayPal, B-PAY, Western Union (or any
other payment methods not listed above).
PAYMENT METHODS (INTERNATIONAL)
We can accept international VISA or MasterCard payments (NO Diners or
AMEX). Please contact us - phone, fax (dedicated fax line to our
secure office) or e-mail us with your card details (we require your
name, address & contact phone nr., your card number, CVV code and
expiry date). We will acknowledge receipt of your details, process your
payment and get your
shipment underway for you ASAP - if possible on the same day,
otherwise on the next business day.
EFT / BANK TRANSFER
We can accept international EFT bank transfers (AUD - Australian
Dollars ONLY) to our business account at NAB (National Australia
Bank - please contact us for our bank details).
To convert your invoice amount (AUD) to your own currency, we
XE.COM Currency Converter.
We can accept personal or bank cheques in AUD made out to Australian
We can accept personal or bank cheques in USD (value at least 200.00
USD and above!), made out to Mr. Hugh Morrison only.
NOTE: We can only accept cheques with machine encoding on the lower
edge (NO non-encoded cheques, sorry!).
We accept PayPal payments in AUD from Intl. customers only (NOTE: 3.6%
surcharge applies to help cover PayPal 3rd party fees). Please request
a PayPal invoice!
We accept cash payments (AUD, USD or EURO)
Diners, AMEX, BankCard, EFTPOS, B-PAY, Western Union, bank drafts or
cheques in other currencies (or any other payment method not listed
REFUNDS / MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
We acknowledge that
Specimen Seashells are by
definition highly individual objects and
there is still no better way to evaluate a
Specimen Shell than holding it in your hand and
looking at it. We are offering you a ‘Money
Back Guarantee' for all our Specimen Seashells, which means that you can return any
of them for a refund (or online
shop credit if you prefer that) to the full
value of the item(s) returned, excluding
shipping cost. In short, if you do not like
the shells we have selected for any reason,
you can send them back for a full refund or
exchange if you wish.