Monterey Bay Spice Company

Bulk Herbs & Spices

Ordering Information

Discount Pricing

bulk ordering info

We offer discounts off our prices for bulk purchases. Please see our our Bulk Discount breakdowns below:

BULK DISCOUNTS on single-items (starting 5lbs)
5lb = 10% OFF the 1 lb price
25lb = 15% OFF the 1 lb price

Please note: Bulk Discount pricing above is applied only to the bulk purchase of a single item (SKU).

FREE SHIPPING on large orders (over $500)
$500+ order = FREE shipping plus 5% OFF on your order*

Please note: *FREE SHIPPING offer is valid for contiguous US only (excludes Alaska & Hawaii). Shipping is via UPS.

Please visit our specials page for more information.

Additional Pricing Information

website and our printed catalog

website pricingdiscounts calculated in checkout
The prices shown on the website are not the discounted prices. The 10% and 15% discounts ARE calculated at the time you add the items to your shopping cart. As mentioned in our discounted pricing section above; this type of discount is applied only to a bulk purchase of a single item.

catalog pricingupdated once per year
In the rare event that our catalog pricing differs from our online pricing—please consider our website the definitive price.

price changeswebsite updated as necessary
We make every effort to keep our prices stabilized. However, due to market fluctuations some prices are subject to change. The website will therefore differ from our yearly printed catalog on occasion. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Minimum Order

order what you'd like

Although we are a bulk supplier, we have NO MINIMUM ORDER requirement.

Payment Methods Accepted

for online and call-in ordering

Our website accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Customers making call in orders may pay with Visa, MasterCard and Discover or by check. However, please note that checks drawn upon insufficient funds will incur a charge of $22. For terms of 30 days net, please request a credit application.

For call in orders business hours are 8:30 AM–5:00 PM Monday through Friday Pacific Time. Orders can be placed at anytime by fax or with our online shopping cart. Orders will be shipped by UPS ground within 2 business days.

If you are local or you are visiting Watsonville you are welcome to pick up your orders at our warehouse. If you would like to make a local pickup you must place your order over the phone (831-722-3400). Your order will then be available for a "will call" pickup the second business day after you placed your order. Pickup hours are between 9:00AM–3:00 PM Monday Through Friday. We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that although we are able to accommodate a customer picking up an order that has been called in—we do not have a storefront at our warehouse facility in Watsonville and we do not have regular staff available to assist customers here.

We do not accept COD charges at this time.

We do not have a DROP SHIPPING program at this time.

Our Guarantee and Returns

monterey bay spice company's quality assurance GUARANTEE

We believe all our products to be of the highest quality. If for any reason you are not satisfied with any item, simply return it for an exchange, refund, or credit.

2-week claim period for RETURNS

All claims must be made within two weeks of receiving your order.

Please call us to obtain a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number which must be on the outside of your return shipment. Please call 831-722-3400 to obtain your RMA number.


Creating an Account

easy-shopping advantage

When you create an account with Monterey Bay Spice Company you will have easy access to your shipping and billing addresses for easy re-ordering. Without an account we can not provide you with tracking information. If in your account profile you provide us with an email address you will receive an email notifying you the day your package ships.

Privacy Policy

we value your privacy

We absolutely do not sell any information to anyone. Monterey Bay Spice Company is committed to protecting your privacy. We only use the information we collect about you to process orders and to provide support and upgrades for our products. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?
When you order, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. When you enter a request for our catalog or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can send the requested item to you.

How does Monterey Bay Spice Company protect customer information?
We use a Secure Server for collecting personal and credit card information. The secure server layer (SSL) encrypts (scrambles) all of the information you enter before it is transmitted over the internet and sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

What about "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We do not use cookies to collect or store any information about visitors or customers.

Will Monterey Bay Spice Company disclose the information it collects to outside parties?
Monterey Bay Spice Company does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. Never, None, Zero, Nada!

Monterey Bay Spice Company may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of Monterey Bay Spice Company, our users, or others.

Links Outside
On occasion Monterey Bay Spice Company will provide links to affiliated sites. The privacy policies of these linked sites are the responsibility of the linked site and Monterey Bay Spice Company has no control or influence over their policies. Please check the policies of each site you visit for specific information. Monterey Bay Spice Company cannot be held liable for damage or misdoings of other sites linked or otherwise.

In Summary
Monterey Bay Spice Company is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect on the site to make shopping at as simple as possible and to enhance your overall shopping experience. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.

Your Consent
By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Monterey Bay Spice Company, Inc. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Questions & Feedback
If you have any questions or feedback related to our Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected].

Changing Your Order

orders are final

Unfortunately we are unable to change your order after it has been completed. In order to maintain our expedited services your credit card is processed immediately and the order is submitted directly to fulfillment for packing and shipping. Cancelling and resubmitting a new order incurs extra costs from the credit card vendors. Please be sure that your order is correct before you complete it. Thank you.

Additional Charges

having issues?

This is usually a result of what is called an "AVS Mismatch". AVS is the Address Verification System used by most online credit card processing systems. When an AVS mismatch occurs (a mismatch between the customer billing address on the order and the billing address on file in the AVS system) the customer's transaction will be declined. This decline will result in a hold on the funds which will actually look like a charge. It is not a charge and this will be removed by the banks within 48 hours. We often receive requests to call the bank to ask that this be removed immediately. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do. This problem can be avoided by making sure that your billing address is exactly as it is on your credit card statement.

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