Please click here for information on temporary changes to our shipping policy due to COVID.
Our shipping cost calculations are computed using the weight of the package and the shipping destination. We try to keep our shipping tables current in order to arrive at a shipping price which is as close as possible to our actual cost for shipping your package. Most of our shipping is via USPS Priority Mail, First Class Mail, or Media Mail, but we may also use Fedex Ground or USPS ground for some larger packages. If your shipping address for the post office is different from your UPS address, please make note of this and provide the additional address in the Comments section. Also, please include any special shipping instructions there.
Generally, we will ship on the business day following the receipt of an order. We receive quite a few notes of appreciation for how quickly packages arrive (Thank you!), however we are very small and sometimes 2 or 3 days will go by when we cannot ship, due to illness or the like. So please allow plenty of time for your order to arrive, and let us know in the Comments section of the order if you have a particular arrival date in mind, and we will try to respond accordingly.
International shipments are shipped via USPS International First Class (airmail) or Priority Mail International. There have been instances of delays in the arrival of packages, presumably due to customs delay in the destination country, and of damage to shipments due to rough handling. Hanford Mead will pack carefully (but not double box) and ship promptly, but cannot guarantee delivery of packages to international destinations. Customers are responsible for any customs or import duties which may be assessed.