SHIPPING RATES ARE BASED ON DOLLAR AMOUNT AND INCLUDE A NECESSARY SMALL AMOUNT FOR HANDLING AND SHIPPING SUPPLIES PLUS INSURANCE FOR DOMESTIC PACKAGES* (read below about insurance).

The following rates are used as a guideline as we invoice*. However we reserve the right to charge appropriate rates depending on your order's overall box size, its weight and your location. Due to the ever-changing world of gas prices and that UPS and the USPS keep imposing more layers of complications for shippers, we need to be able to re-calculate rates as needed. Boxes now have the added complication of dimensional weight - we are charged more for a larger box even if it is lightweight (for instance, if you ordered stuffing, normally a lightweight low priced item, we would need to adjust the rates due to the size box required). This is as much frustrating for us as it is for you the customer having to pay high shipping costs. FYI my business strives to break even at the end of any year between what we have had to pay out to ship and what we charged you the customers to be shipped.

*IMPORTANT: As each package is shipped and we see the final shipping value, we will either credit you or debit you for discrepancies in shipping allowing for private insurance and handling to cover packing materials and overhead costs. (Example: For an average $100 domestic package, insurance and handling fees would be about $3.50 added to actual shipping costs).

Rates current as of Jan 26, 2017
Always call or email if you are unsure.
Please be aware that our shipping rates are studied carefully and are subject to change at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: Our rates include a small handling fee (for boxes, labels, packing materials, etc.) plus insurance fees - see below about insurance.

Size of Package
East States*
Mid States*
West States*
Alaska**
Hawaii
Very small items can sometimes
be shipped by First Class Mail
$3.95 - $6.95
$3.95 - $6.95
$3.95 - $6.95
$4.95 - $7.95
Other flat items Priority Mail
$8.50
$8.50 $8.50
$8.50

$0 - $25

$8.50

$8.50

$8.50
**

$25.01 - $50

8.95

10.95
11.95
**

$50.01 - $75

9.95

11.95
12.95
**
$75.01 - $100
11.95
13.95
14.95
**

$100.01 - $150

13.95

15.95
16.95
**

$150.01 - $200

15.95

17.95
18.95
**
$200.01 - $250
17.95
19.95
20.95
**
$250.01 - $300
19.95
22.95
23.95
**

$300.01 - $350

21.95
25.95
26.95
**
$350.01 - $400
24.95
28.95
29.95
**
$400.01 - $450
27.95
31.95
32.95
**
$450.01 - $500
30.95
34.95
35.95
**
Over $500 will be calculated manually according to box size, weight, insurance or other added value.

Oversize and heavy packages no matter the value will also be calculated individually.
Very small packages with higher values may have decreased amounts.

*States:
East: CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV
Mid: AL, AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
West: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

Next Day & Second Day Shipping
Although we still ship many packages Next Day or Second Day, we are no longer quoting standard rates. Due to new rate policies it is better if we calculate each package individually. If you wish to know what these charges will be, email us requesting a quote before shipping. Otherwise, you may still select Next Day or Second Day shipping and we will ship as best we can.

**Alaska and Hawaii packages that are small, not valuable or fragile and under 2 lbs. are the same as West rates for First Class Mail or Priority Mail. We can ship via First Class Mail on a package by package basis, but this could be slower and we will have to calculate it for you. Email if you wish to know what your shipping rate will be.
Alaska and Hawaii over 2 lbs. (or valuable or fragile) wanting UPS Air for fastest/best delivery, we are no longer quoting standard rates. Due to new rate policies it is better if we calculate each package individually. If you wish to know what these charges will be, email us requesting a quote before shipping. Otherwise, you may still select Next Day or Second Day shipping and trust that we are charging you what it actually costs to send the package plus a reasonable fee for shipping materials.

ALASKA/HAWAII and INTERNATIONAL - you may choose your shipping priorities here:
I would like the least expensive way possible no matter how long it takes. Click Here for this option.
Time is important for my package - ship best way considering this. Click Here for this option.

International Rates and How We Charge Your Order
It works best if we complete your order in two charges - one charge for the merchandise plus a base rate for anticipated shipping charge with a second charge for difference on actual shipping and packing rates, so you may find two charges on your credit card statement. This is because we often do not know what the exact shipping total will be until after the box is packed and has been paid for.

It is best to email, fax or call for estimated International Rates. International packages may be shipped by: First Class (no insurance available - your risk/max 4 lbs), Priority (6-10 bus days/insurance), Priority Express (3-5 bus days/insurance), Global Express (1-3 bus days/insurance).
If you choose to ship by a method where USPS insurance is unavailable, we will not be able to cover any losses.

We can weigh your intended order then tell you what the estimated charges will be. Please be patient if you are shipping internationally as the services are extremely complicated and the rules not followed consistently by the postal systems on both ends.

For nearly all of my 40+ years of business, I mostly used UPS. But UPS has gotten very expensive and complicated. I am now shipping primarily through the United States Postal Service. However, in searching out all the best ways of shipping, I have learned and am now using, independent insurance. What this means is that all domestic packages are insured as usual, but the insurance rates do not show up in the postal rate charged (for the obvious reason that insurance costs are not being paid to the post office). The benefit to both you and to me is that we are both paying less, but many people get upset when they see a low postal rate on their package, not realizing that neither the handling fee (for boxes & packaging materials) nor the insurance is part of that amount.