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Shipping and handling information


We add a shipping and handling charge based on the total value of your order. That amount is a minimum of $7 for orders less than $36 up to a maximum of $13 for orders up to $146. Orders over $146 ship free.

Flat rate shipping costs:
Orders up to $36 $7
Over $36 to $56 $9
Over $56 to $86 $11
Over $86 to 146 $13

We haven’t raised our prices for shipping since 2013 so “shipping and handling” charges are a little higher than pre-Covid days.

These rates apply to shipping within what I call the "lower 48". Rates to Alaska, Hawaii, US possessions, colonies, and other far away places may be higher.

We use USPS Priority Mail for most shipments and occasionally UPS for larger packages. Since USPS introduced regional rate boxes, Priority Mail has tended to be the better option for smaller packages up to about 5kg (and up to 10kg locally). Larger boxes must still go by UPS Ground. Rates subject to change without notice or mistakes in arithmetic.

The patchwork below shows USPS delivery times for Priority Mail from Asheville, NC 28801. UPS Ground times are comparable. USPS claims delivery times to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are three days. Priority is the only practical method to Military (FPO/APO) addresses and to US Territories. You can see a more detailed map here.

USPS shipping times for US