Shipping is handled a little differently than some companies. Although we have a freight estimator in the shopping cart, we do not actually calculate shipping charges until your order is packed, weighed and ready to ship. We do not charge excessive and misleading handling fees and drastically inflated shipping charges that some companies charge. Simply put, we do not raise prices to cover mistakes in estimating final packing weights and this saves our customers money. We make every effort to use recycled packaging so we help the landfill and you never pay box charges.
UPS shipping charges apply to all orders. The shipping that appears on your on-line order is a freight estimate only. Actual shipping charges apply at the time the order is shipped. Items too heavy to ship UPS will be quoted via common carrier. Any fee significantly higher than the shopping cart freight estimator will trigger our staff to notify you via e-mail prior to shipment. Shipments that are lower or close to your shopping cart estimate on freight are shipped automatically.
Special freight items are marked with a freight symbol. These items exceed UPS weight and size limits and are quoted for shipment via common carrier. Livestock and perishable items, such as frozen food, are shipped Next or Second Day Air only and have special packaging needs. All stock items are shipped within two days. We ship via UPS Ground within the continental United States so all orders arrive within 1 to 7 business days after they leave our warehouse.