Shipping Costs are based on a variety of factors including:
As a general rule, the further you are from our location in Washington, or the
more rural your location, the higher the cost
Type of Shipping Service Used
Small orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail and include insurance and
Larger orders that do not meet postal size or weight requirements are shipped
via an air freight carrier. These type of carriers are much less costly than
the larger, top tier carriers such as Fedex, DHL or UPS
Expedited orders are shipped via Fedex, DHL or UPS at our discretion, unless
you have an account with a carrier and we are using your account to ship under
Whether we are shipping direct
to your door or a local freight facility
Some air freight shippers will only ship direct to business addresses. If you
are requesting us to ship to your residence, we might have to use a more
expensive method of shipping such as Fedex, DHL or UPS.
Speed of Shipping or Time in
On average, both air freight providers and the postal service take between 6-10
business days in transit.
Expedited services are available for additional fees, but be aware they are
Size and Weight of the Item(s)
Various shippers have limits on the size, weight and location's they accept. As
such, our shipping experts will select the appropriate shipper for your
Tracking and Insurance Costs
All orders ship with tracking and insurance costs included in the fees quoted.
While we frown on shipping items without insurance, we will do so at your
request, but be advised that we are then no longer responsible for an item once
it leaves our warehouse, so if it is lost or damaged, it is your loss. In
reality, insurance costs are so nominal, it is hard to understand why anyone
would make this request, but you would be surprised how many people do!