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    US Shipping Options

    Except for Economy Shipping, all shipping charges are actual weight-based carrier shipping charges. There are no extra fees and Home Science Tools does not charge for handling! The cost for each available shipping method will be provided after you enter your shipping address. Only shipping methods applicable to your order will be listed when you check out. (For example, if you are ordering UN-prefix chemicals or want your order sent to a P.O. box, unavailable shipping methods will be eliminated automatically.)

    Economy Shipping ($6.95)

    • Delivery Time: 4-9 business days. We will ship the least expensive method, UPS or Postal Service.
    • Restrictions: Available in the 48 contiguous US states only. A street address is required. Some large or drop shipped products are excluded.

    Ground Service

    • Delivery Time: 3-7 business days. Take a look at the shipping map to see how long it usually takes to deliver to your area. For rural addresses add one day to the time listed on the map. 
    • Restrictions: Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.

    USPS Priority/First Class Mail

    • Delivery Time: 3-6 business days via US Postal Service .
    • Restrictions: This option is available to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, US territories, and APO/FPO addresses. Living items starting with 'LD' and chemicals starting with 'UN' cannot be shipped with this option. Tracking is not available for this option.

    3-Day Express

    • Delivery Time: 3 business days via UPS 3-Day Air. Add one day for rural addresses.
    • Restrictions: This option is available to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. A street address is required.

    2-Day Express

    • Delivery Time: 2 business days via UPS 2-Day Air. Add one day for rural addresses and Puerto Rico.
    • Restrictions: This option is available to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.

    1-Day Express

    • Delivery Time: 1 business day via UPS 1-Day Air.
    • Restrictions: This option is available to all 50 states.

    Backordered items: We may hold orders shipped by Economy, Ground Service or Priority Mail for up to seven days if out-of-stock items are expected within that time. Otherwise, all in-stock items are shipped immediately, and backordered items will be shipped separately by the least expensive shipping method when they are available. We usually ship backordered items within three weeks. You may cancel backorders any time up to the shipment date.