International Shipping Rates
Shipping to Canada and Other International Destinations
Shipping to Canada can be complicated and expensive. Our automatic shopping cart system is set up by the programmers to calculate the shipping charges and apply them to the total for all sales. Trouble is, it is difficult for it to calculate foreign shipping charges because of additional costs like import duties. It is also more expensive to ship to other countries just because it's further and the packages have to go from US shipping to the other country's shipping system and that tacks on additional shipping charges. Our system is set up to come up with a charge and it is usually very close to the actual cost. We don't try to make money on shipping and often as not, we end up not getting enough to cover the cost. Sometimes though, the shipping charged might be just a little higher than the actual cost. If you don't agree with the charge for shipping and want to make sure you aren't being charged more than the actual cost, we invite you to call us at 724-352-3747 between 8 am and 4 pm, Eastern Time, to find out what the actual shipping will be. You can even place the whole order on the phone. No problem.
International Shipping Rates
Below you will find tables of the estimated shipping fees which are based on the merchandise total. Packages being shipped to other countries may incur import duties, taxes and brokerage fees upon delivery. We are unable to determine what your country charges for these additional fees. They are not part of our shipping charge. These fees are your responsibility.
|Order Total||Shipping Fee|
|Under $ 25.00||$ 23.00|
|$ 25.00 - $39.99||$ 35.00|
|$ 40.00 - $ 74.99||$ 45.00|
|$ 75.00 - $ 99.99||$ 65.00|
|$ 100.00 - $ 149.99||$ 115.00|
|$ 150.00 - $ 199.99||$ 150.00|
|$ 200.00 - $ 399.99||$ 190.00|
|$ 400.00 - $ 599.99||$ 260.00|
|$ 600.00 or more||Orders of $ 600.00 or more will show a $300.00 shipping fee. This may not be correct. Please contact us for the correct fee.|
What is this $300 shipping charge all about?
Some orders are very large or bulky and if the total cost of the order is $600 or more, the shipping is not able to be calculated by the automatic system and the shipping charge shown will be $300. This is not the actual cost. This is your invitation to call us for the actual shipping charges. No one yet has just gone ahead and paid the $300 charge. Many people have abandoned their shopping carts at this point though and not ordered because they must have thought we were just too greedy. We see these abandoned carts and try to contact the person. If you did go ahead and place an order with the high shipping charge, we would call you and straighten it out. We want happy customers, not easy money.
Here is an example of why it can be so high The US Mail offers a flat rate shipping box that ships by Priority Mail. It costs the same flat rate of $25 for anything that fits and weighs up to 4 pounds. Up to 20 pounds it's $46. An ounce over and it's a whole new ball game. Let's say your package was 4 pounds and 3 ounces. Those 3 ounces raise the shipping up from just $25 for up to 4 pounds to $46 for anything over 4 pounds up to 20 pounds. That's just how it is.