Shipping Charges include shipping and processing your orders and payments in the good ol' USA, receiving and storing goods at our Woodinville, WA warehouse, processing returns, packing and delivering our products in a manner that assures a safe, secure and timely delivery of your order, and replacing any goods that are lost or damaged in transit. It also includes fair wages for our shipping employees that process your order. Shipping charges are based upon average order weights, similar to other catalogers with like products, and are non-refundable. We know you loathe to pay them, but we've only raised them reluctantly 2x in the last 20 years. Think of all the time, gas and hassle you save by shopping via mail order!
Standard delivery generally takes 3-7 business days. Saturday, Sunday and holidays are not business days. Please allow up to 2 weeks for Standard delivery during peak holiday seasons.
2nd Day (2-3 business days) shipping is available for lower-48 USA deliveries of most in-stock items on *credit card purchases placed before 12:00 noon PST. Back ordered items on 2nd Day orders ship when available via Standard shipping. We know it sounds obvious but if you're sending a check requesting 2nd Day delivery, your order will be shipped AFTER your check clears.
Next Day shipping with afternoon delivery next business day is available for lower-48 USA deliveries of most in-stock items on *credit card purchases placed before 12:00 noon PST. Most business addresses are guaranteed to arrive before 3:00pm next business day; most residential addresses are guaranteed to arrive by 7:00pm next business day; please call us with concerns. PLEASE NOTE FOR 2nd DAY AND NEXT DAY DELIVERY: ALTHOUGH OUR WEB ORDERS ARE PROCESSED SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, CALL OUR CUSTOMER CARE DEPT. M-F 9A-5P PST IF DELIVERY IS CRITICAL OR TO CHECK STOCK AVAILABILITY. Back ordered items on Next Day orders ship when available via standard shipping. We know it sounds obvious but if you're sending a check requesting Next Day delivery, your order will be shipped AFTER your check clears.
Some items/orders are oversized or too big to fit into a mailbox and we know it's a pain in the neck to get to the Post Office to redeem that little yellow slip of paper they leave behind; please don't be offended if we call and ask for a physical address instead of shipping to your PO Box. We're just thinking of your convenience and cost effectiveness when we ship.
To expedite your merchandise to you as soon as possible, we may ship partial orders unless otherwise specified. You will not pay an additional shipping fee when your backorder is shipped.
Unfortunately deliveries to PO Boxes, military, AK, HI, USA territories must ship USPS Priority Mail. We will contact you if there's any additional shipping fees than posted due to the weight of your package. Don't forget military addresses are subject to clearing customs and other delivery restrictions.
Although USPS Priority Mail is our preferred Standard shipping method, we use the most efficient and cost effective carrier for deliveries in your area based upon the weight of your package, insurance requirements and your location. We have the right to choose the method of shipping your package to safeguard its delivery and secure timely payment from your credit card company.
Unfortunately, we may charge shipping fees a second time if we have to reship/redirect packages for any reason including incorrect addresses and zip codes or missing company names and suite numbers. In the event that we receive a refused package, you may be charged the return shipping fee. Please double check your shipping address to avoid additional shipping charges!
If you are using a freight forwarder to ship internationally, we are not responsible for the package if you leave the name of the company ie Aeropost, EC International, Rudy Transport, etc. off the shipping address which may delay the package or have it returned to us for "insufficient addresses". And we're not responsible for the package getting to you once USPS or UPS indicates that the package has been received at the address you give us. Please check that the name of the forwarder is on your package, the address is current including any routing information, box numbers, etc. and NOTE package still subject to clearing customs which adds a couple of days to delivery time.
Orders are held for checks to clear and credit card authorization. Please take this into consideration during peak holiday seasons.