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Art Supplies Shipping Information and Rates

ArtSuppliesDirect offers you some of the most competitive online shipping rates in the art supplies industry. See table below for our standard, non-expedited ground shipping rates.

Free Ground Shipping Over $200*

Free Ground Shipping is valid for online orders with a product total, after discounts and before taxes are applied, of $200 or more that are shipping within the 48 contiguous states.

Artist Supplies

Ground Shipping Terms and Restrictions

* Flat rate ground shipping and free ground shipping offers do not apply to:

• oversize/overweight items that require special handling. On our site, this distinction and the accompanying handling charge are denoted in the item's description.
• items that have to be shipped by special carrier instead of our normal ground shipping methods, denoted on our site as “Special Carrier”
• flammable items
• items that ship directly from our factories or from vendors, denoted on our site as “Drop Ship”
• any order whose total aggregate weight exceeds 100 lbs
• orders whose shipping destination is located outside the 48 contiguous United States

Additional shipping and handling charges apply to all orders containing:

• drop ship items
• oversize items
• overweight items
• flammable items
• items whose total aggregate weight exceeds 100 lbs.

Any order that exceeds 300 lbs. ships via truck. Customer service contacts you regarding the applicable charges.

Shipping Calculations

Ground Shipping / Free Ground Shipping Calculation

All ground shipping calculations, including eligibility for free ground shipping, are based on your order's product total after any promotional discounts are applied and before any sales tax is applied. For example, if your cart contains $210 worth of merchandise, you live in a state where the sales tax is 5% and you apply a $20 discount to the cart, then the ground shipping calculation is based on $210 - $20 = $190.

Eligibility for Free Ground Shipping Offers

To determine eligibility for any free ground shipping offer, the shopping cart calculates your total order , as defined in the preceding paragraph, to your offer's minimum purchase requirement for free ground shipping.

Additional Shipping and Handling Calculation

All orders containing drop ship, oversize, overweight, flammable or whose total aggregate weight exceeds 100 lbs. are subject to additional shipping and handling fees.
Because additional shipping and handling fees vary by item and by order, please contact our customer service department at 877-441-0832 for details on how those charges are calculated.

Orders with Aggregate Weight Exceeding 100 lbs

Customer Service notifies you if your order exceeds the 100 lb limit and, at that time, provides a quote for your total shipping charges, including the additional weight-related surcharges. Since those surcharges are calculated on an individual order basis the shopping cart's shipping calculator does not provide estimates for those charges. As noted in our ground shipping terms these orders are not eligible for free ground shipping. Any order that exceeds 300 lbs. ships via truck by special carrier and those applicable charges will be included in your shipping quote when customer service contacts you. Please contact Customer Service at 877-441-0832 if you have any questions.

Other Shipping Details

Truck Ship Items

Truck ship items cannot be delivered by parcel carrier. These items are marked accordingly in the item description. Shipping Rates will be calculated for you during the checkout process. All rates quoted are for delivery to a dock or curbside only. Lift gate and inside delivery will incur additional fees - please contact Customer Service for a quote. Please be prepared to provide the item number and the delivery address.

Please Note: free freight/shipping promotions do not apply towards orders with truck ship items. Additionally, expedited shipping is not available for truck ship items. Any order that exceeds 300 lbs. ships via truck by special carrier and customer service contacts those customers regarding the applicable charges.

Oversized or Overweight Items

Some of the items we offer are too large or too heavy for delivery by parcel carrier. These items are typically shipped by truck and additional shipping charges may apply. A physical address and phone number are required for delivery of these items. Each oversized item is marked online accordingly in the individual item description page. Please Note: free freight promotions do not apply towards orders with oversized or overweight items.

Drop Ship/Manufacturer Direct Items

For items that are shipped directly from the manufacturer or the manufacturer's warehouse, additional charges apply. Drop shipments typically take 2 weeks for delivery. Exceptions will be noted in the product description. Drop ship items are shipped for curb side delivery or dock delivery only.

Shipping charges for Drop Ship items that are shipped via truck are for curb or dock delivery only. Please Note: free freight promotions do not apply towards orders with drop ship items.

Please contact our Customer Service Department at 877-441-0832, if you have any questions regarding a drop ship item. Canceling of a drop ship item once the order is received, will be assessed a restocking fee and shipping charges will not be refunded.

Please contact our Customer Service Department if you prefer to process any changes or return a drop ship item. Our Customer Service Department would be happy to contact the vendor to notify them of the return and provide a return authorization number. Returns due to customer ordering error are the responsibility of the customer to return directly to the vendor with the return authorization number. The shipping charges will not be refunded or reimbursed. A restocking fee will apply.

** NOTE: Drop rates noted on our website are based on shipping within the 48 contiguous US only. A customer service representative will contact you to provide a freight quote for shipping outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Shipping Back Ordered Items

All Back Ordered items are shipped ground delivery as soon as they are received in our warehouse. Backordered items totaling less than $10.00 are automatically cancelled.