June 2013!! We have been having problems with the US Postal Service Server for shipping options for outside the USA. The $24 flat rate option for orders weighing less than 1.8 kilos sometimes does not appear. If this happens to you just email us and we will adjust the shipping manually. Email info@artisanIdeas.com.
Domestic Shipping Times
Media Mail (aka Standard Mail) takes from 7 days to 10 days for delivery. It's economic but can sometimes be a bit slow.
UPS Ground and U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail take from 4 to 7 business days from the shipping date*. Priority Mail has proven to be 2 to 3 days faster than UPS in our experience.
* Our order fulfillment warehouse ships within 2 business days of receiving an order. If it arrives on Monday it ships Wednesday. If it arrives on Thursday, it ships on Monday. Shipping times must be calculated starting on the shipping date and not the day we receive the order. The delivery time usually depends on your distance from us in NJ. Deliveries to the Southwest and West Coast will take a little longer.
When you click 'Checkout' you will see the Shipping Options.
Each shipping option has its size limits and weight limits.
The International Priority Mail flat weight envelope measures 38 cm. x 30 cm. The weight limit is 3.9 pounds (1,8 kilos). It can fit, for example, several DVDs or several paperback books or one medium size hardcover.
The International Priority Mail flat rate box measures 31 cm. x 35 cm. and is 9 cm. high. It can fit up to 20 lbs. (9 kilos) of items. This can usually fit 2, 3 or sometimes more, hardcover books, depending on their thickness.
If you are ordering 5 or more hardcover books they will probably need to be shipped International Priority Mail (not flat rate envelope or flat rate box).
If you choose a shipping option which is not correct for your order size, don't worry, we will contact you by email.
DELIVERY TIMES: All forms of International Priority mail take from 15 to 21 business days for delivery, depending on the destination country. It is our experience that deliveries to Europe are generally on the fast side. Deliveries to Canada and Australia are slower. This may depend on customs security checks.