Orders are typically shipped one to two business days of receiving your order. Standard shipping rates in the Continental U.S. are based on the value of your order. Rush or Air Shipping rates in the US and orders shipped outside the Continental US are based on the actual cost of shipping plus a $3 handling fee. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii usually go via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as FedEx or UPS cost significantly more. Most air deliveries require a signature upon delivery. Please note that the cost for shipping Kinesis long lens cases via air service is based on “dimensional weight” rates, which bill according to the size of the box, not the actual rate, hence, a drastic increase in shipping costs.
Standard Shipping & Handling in Continental USA
1 to 8 “business” day delivery time. We will ship via UPS Ground, USPS Priority Mail or USPS 1st Class Mail (our pick, whichever is the most cost effective). If you specify a particular method, like UPS Ground, which can cost more than USPS for smaller orders, then you will pay the actual cost, which has a minimum charge of $13.00. Shipments over $25 in value include insurance. Please note that all UPS Ground shipments to California (except the NW corner), Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, most parts of Oregon and Colorado are guaranteed in two days (guarantee waived between Dec. 12 and Dec. 25th or for inclement weather).
|Merchandise sub-total up to $20.00||$4.95|
|Merchandise sub-total, $20.01–$50.00||$6.95|
|Merchandise sub-total, $50.01–$150.00||$9.95|
|Merchandise sub-total, $150.01–$400.00||$13.95|
|Merchandise sub-total, $400.01 +||$16.95|
Air Shipping in the Continental USA (via UPS or FedEx)
Please specify an arrival date in the comments section of your online order as your order may or may not ship the same day your order was placed. A signature by the recipient is sometimes required for this service, but can be waived. Shipments to the western U.S. (we're in Utah) cost less than shipments elsewhere in the country.
|Product to be Shipped (shipping box & product packaging adds 1/2 - 1 lb. to the total weight)||3-day||2-day||Overnight (afternoon delivery)|
|One flat pouch up to one 1 lb||$7-10||$15-25||$20-35|
We charge the actual shipping fee, based on the zone and weight of the package. We will not know the exact shipping total until after your order is packaged and weighed, however estimates are listed above. We are in Utah, so shipments to the east coast cost more than those to the midwest or to the western U.S. Long lens cases or pack frames are significantly more as the "dimensional weight" rule applies -- i.e. they charge by the size of the box, not the weight.
Please note that all UPS Ground shipments to California (except the NW corner), Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, most parts of Oregon and Colorado are guaranteed in two days so a 2-day air shipment is unnecessary.
Air Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or APO/FPO* Addresses
Via USPS Priority Mail. Costs are approximate and change frequently due to fuel surcharges. *APO (Army Post Office), FPO (Fleet Post Office)
|Weight of Product (shipping box, product packaging & stuffing add 1/2 - 1 lb)||2-3 days USPS Priority Mail||2-days FedEx or UPS||Overnight FedEx or UPS|
|Up to 1 lb||$6-12||$12-15||$17-30|
International Shipping (Canada, Asia, Europe, UK etc.)
Via USPS (United States Post Office). Some costs are approximate. The final amount will be reflected on your invoice included with the order. Includes a $4 handling fee. All products with a value greater than $20 include insurance which is included below. Excepting Express Mail, making a claim for loss or damage can be slow, 2-3 months (please see note 2 below).
|Product to be Shipped||
USPS Express Mail International
(see note 1 below)
USPS Priority Mail International
USPS First-Class Mail International
|Small non-boxed flat items up to 200g (7 oz.)||
$35-40 to Canada
$53 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$30 to Canada
$42-48 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$15 to Canada
$15-25 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
|Up to 1-1.5 kg (2-3 lbs)||
$40-48 to Canada
$53-68 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$30-36 to Canada
$38-55 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$16-25 to Canada
$17-33 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
|Up to 1.8-2.3 kg (4-5 lbs)||
$48-55 to Canada
$59-85 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$35-45 to Canada
$43-75 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$26-32 to Canada
$33-45 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
|Up to 2.5-3 kg (6-7 lbs)||
$55-65 to Canada
$63-95 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$43-50 to Canada
$48-85 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
|Up to 3.6 kg (8 lbs)||
$59-63 to Canada
$68-99 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
$42-53 to Canada
$55-90 to Australia, UK, Europe etc.
Frequently, the delays in international shipping are not the shipping service, rather the customs process on the receiving end (which you are responsible for paying). We have found that packages sent to British Columbia in Canada usually take longer than those going to most other countries like Singapore, Switzerland etc.
Note 1: UPS, FedEx or DHL air is the other option but is about 2-4 times the price of USPS Express Mail International. The cost for a typical belt system is about $60-120. UPS "Standard" service to Canada (7 business days) for a 2 lb. package is $14.00. UPS Worldwide Expedited" to Canada (3 business days) for a 2 lb. package is $71.00. Brokerage customs fees of UPS or FedEx are usually a lot more than USPS too.
Note 2: All international orders over $20 include insurance. If an order is lost or damaged, we will reship the order and charge your card a second time. Credit for your first order will not be issued until we see a refund from the post office, which sometimes takes 3-4 months (except Express Mail where claims are quicker). You may opt out of insurance and save a dollar or two (please put "no insurance" in the comments section of your online order), but we are not responsible for lost or damaged orders. PLEASE DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! USPS Express Mail International is the quickest method available.
N/A = Service Not Available -- maximum package weight for First-Class Mail International is 1.8 kg (4 lbs.).
You may figure your own estimated shipping price by visiting the United States Postal Service (USPS) website and calculating the cost. Don't forget to allow extra for insurance. We will add to that cost a $2.00 handling fee.
Canadian orders cannot always be shipped to a Post Office Box. Generally speaking we prefer to ship to a “street” address.