Shipping

Getting your science order on time is important to you and to us! Rest assured, we do absolutely everything possible to ship and deliver your order on time. To accomplish this. we partner with two of the best carriers in the business: UPS and the US Postal Service. 

  • Economy Shipping is $6.95 for most orders.*
  • All other shipping options are available at discounted carrier weight-based charges.
  • Click Shipping Estimate in your cart to see delivery options and costs.
  • Only shipping methods applicable to your order and shipping address will be listed during checkout.
  • UPS Air orders placed by 2:00 pm Mountain Time ship the same day. All other orders typically ship the next business day.
  • Your order ships from Billings, Montana, except for the few drop ship items we offer.

Find out more about our available shipping methods:

United States
Canada
All other countries

Backorders

Except for UPS Next Day, UPS 2 Day or UPS 3 Day services, we may hold orders for up to 7 days if out-of-stock items are expected within that time. Otherwise, all in-stock items are shipped promptly, 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.

Shipping Restrictions

*Restricted chemicals, kits containing these chemicals, and very large items like telescopes are excluded from our special Economy Shipping option. Shipping restrictions are clearly noted on each product page.

United States

ups-shipping-map.gifThe following shipping methods are available in the United States. Depending on the shipping restrictions of items in your cart and your shipping address. You will only see applicable shipping options.

Economy Shipping ($6.95)

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 8-12 days from today.
  • We ship the least expensive method with UPS or US Postal Service.
  • Available to the 48 contiguous US states. A street address is required.
  • Some large or drop shipped products are excluded.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

UPS SurePost

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 7-10 days from today.
  • Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.
  • May be delivered to your door by US Postal Service.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

UPS Ground Service

  • Delivery: 1-6 business days per the shipping map.
  • Rural addresses add one day to the time listed on the map. 
  • Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.
  • Complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.

UPS 3 Day

  • Delivery: 3 business days.
  • Rural addresses add one additional day.
  • Available to the 48 contiguous US states. A street address is required.
  • Complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.

UPS 2 Day Air

  • Delivery: 2 business days.
  • Rural addresses and Puerto Rico add one additional day.
  • Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.
  • Highly reliable with complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.

UPS Next Day Saver

  • Delivery Time: 1 business day.
  • Usually delivers by 5 pm.
  • Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.
  • Highly reliable with complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.

UPS Next Day Air

  • Delivery: 1 business day.
  • Usually delivers by 12 pm, end of day for rural addresses.
  • Available to the 48 contiguous US states. A street address is required.
  • Highly reliable with complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.

USPS Priority/First Class Mail

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 3-5 days from today.
  • Available to all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, and PO boxes.
  • Many of our products are restricted from shipping USPS.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

Canada

The following shipping methods are available to Canada depending on the shipping restrictions of items in your cart and your shipping address. Many items like hazardous chemicals, living materials, certain preserved specimens, and drop shipped items cannot be shipped outside the US. You will only see applicable shipping options during checkout.

USPS Priority/First Class Mail

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 2-3 weeks from today.
  • Available to all parts of Canada and PO boxes.
  • Many of our products are restricted from shipping to Canada.
  • Tracking may be limited for this option and estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.
  • Duties and Tariffs are not calculated or collected by Home Science Tools.

International Shipping

We do not offer an International Shipping option via our website. We are not able to accommodate requests for export or customs information for the products we offer. Due to our inability to offer this information, we are unable to ship to Australia via any carrier. 

If you would like to order a product from us, we recommend using the following companies to arrange international shipping. We will continue to ship non-restricted items to Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico via the normal checkout process.

  • www.myus.com – offers a personal shopping service, including handling the payment and international shipping, which works best for customers that would prefer that billing and shipping be handled through one company (fees for an account apply)
  • www.usunlocked.com – offers international customers a pre-paid credit card with a U.S. billing address, which works best if the order is being shipped within the U.S. while the billing address resides outside the U.S. (fees for an account apply)
  • www.shipito.com – offers international customers a shipping method but does not offer a billing address in the U.S., which works best for customers with a U.S. billing address that would like to ship outside the U.S.

Please note: international shipping voids any warranty for items we offer. Once an international shipment is received by a third party, Home Science Tools is no longer culpable for the safety or efficiency at which the order is shipment is delivered. Third party pickup is not available for international shipments.