Normally we ship items we have in stock the same day we receive your order. Our shipping cut off is 3 PM CST, and we are closed on Sundays. Delivery time and cost depends upon the shipping method used and your proximity to Minnesota. The shipping charge will be added to your order total. Unless you have specified "no back-orders," any item that is not in stock is back-ordered and sent to you the day we receive it. We usually receive back-orders from most domestic sources in 1 to 3 weeks. Back-orders from foreign sources and smaller domestic publishers can take 4 to 6 weeks or even longer in some cases.
Please be sure to tell us if you have urgent delivery needs,
so we can determine the best way to serve you.
Three factors influence the shipping choice for your order: the weight of the package, the speed of the delivery you require, and your proximity to Minnesota. We choose the method that provides the best value while meeting your delivery deadline. Each package sent will include shipping charges based on the postage required, with a small fee added to cover packaging materials.
***NOTE: IF YOU NEED OVERNIGHT OR 2ND BUSINESS DAY DELIVERY, PLEASE CALL US DURING OFFICE HOURS SO WE CAN DISCUSS AVAILABILITY AND PRICE. FAST, GUARANTEED SERVICE CAN BE EXPENSIVE, SO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT COST, PLEASE CALL US.***
The U.S. Postal Service is usually the most economical method of shipping. Packages weighing less than 13 ounces can be sent inexpensively via First Class Mail, but may have a slightly slower delivery time than Priority Mail. With costs starting at $5.05 per package, Priority Mail will deliver in approximately 1 to 4 business days within the continental U.S., depending on your proximity to Minnesota. (Please note that these are not guaranteed delivery times.) When no delivery deadline is specified, in order to save you shipping costs on especially heavy items, packages may be sent via insured Media Mail, which may take several weeks for delivery.
When a guaranteed service is needed, FedEx is a good option, especially for heavy or expensive packages. Speed of delivery ranges from 1 to 5 days within the continental U.S., depending on your proximity to Minnesota. For faster guaranteed delivery, our preferred option is FedEx, depending on your particular circumstances. This service can be expensive, so if you are concerned about cost, please give us a call. Please note that FedEx does not usually deliver on Sundays, and there is a surcharge for Saturday deliveries. A street address is necessary for all FedEx services, as they will not deliver to a Post Office box.
If you want to discuss other methods of shipping, please give us a call at 952-948-5281.