Jan 262013
 

We can ship small orders by mail for low cost:  Please contact Customer Service by the chat button on the lower left of any page, or call:  520-394-4274

OTHERWISE, WE SHIP ALL ORDERS BY UPS:  Ground, second-day air, or next-day air, depending on the class  selected.  (See below if not in “lower 48″ states)

 ALASKA, HAWAII, MILITARY / APO  and other US territories are shipped by US postal service unless the ship-fee paid justifies shipping by UPS

 PUERTO RICO - See our low-cost shipping options to Puerto Rico

Items purchased by 4PM (Pacific time) will be shipped the same business day (except holidays and rare circumstances).   Most orders placed by 4PM (Pacific time) will be shipped the same day, and many orders placed by 4PM PST will be shipped the same day.  Items purchased on weekends and holidays will be shipped the next business day.   First class mail 1 – 5 business days in most cases.    A large percentage of shipments take only 2-3 days, even across the country.  It is rare that a shipment takes longer than five days, but it does occasionally happen.   Items over 13 ounces are automatically upgraded to priority mail.  This applies to any item that weighs   Also, if the total shipment weights 14 ounces or more, we will automatically upgrade the shipping to priority mail.  For smaller items:  The default mail-type is first class, but can be upgraded to priority by choosing to pay the additional fee during checkout.

Confirmation/tracking # and link provided automatically by email.  If you believe that you have not received this email, please check your spam folder.      Track your parcel on USPS.com.     

 If the tracking information says “USPS has been informed by the shipper to expect a package” and has no further updated information:  There is no need to worry. 

 USPS often does not scan the barcode on the parcels until the parcel either reaches its destination locality or is delivered.

EXPRESS MAIL:

  • Express mail is low-cost compared to “courier” services such as UPS and FedEx:  Express mail is a lower-cost alternative “express” service.
  • Express mail is not a guaranteed next-day service, but in 80% of cases, it will arrive the next business day IF your order is placed by 12 PST.  
  • Express mail is not available to APO/FPO addresses (military, foreign service):  Choose Priority Mail instead.UPS map: Days-in-transit
  • UPS days-in-transit map

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