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2417 Welsh Rd
Phila PA 19114
Blue Grass Plaza
Near PNC Bank & NetCost Market
215-464-1877
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8:30 - 6:00
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9:00 - 2:30
 
 
 



Shipping & Mailing Services

Our last UPS pickup is at 6PM Monday thru Friday. Saturday's pickup is at 2:00PM for air packages only. UPS Ground packages shipped Saturday are not picked up until Monday

Important information about shipping estimates

The exact weight and size of the package in inches (all 3 dimensions) and destination zip code are all required for a shipping estimate. If any of this information is missing then a reliable estimate is impossible.

All estimates should be obtained by clicking the Shipping Estimates tab above.

We will try to give you a quote over the phone but do not recommend it for the following reasons:
1) First and foremost, we are a retail store. This means that when you call, we will probably have customers in the store. These in-store customers will always be our priority. No one likes it when they are waiting in line and suddenly the clerk walks away to take a call. At the same time, you won't like it when we put you on hold. It is a no win situation for us. Please use the link above for estimates if you can.
2) Most people who call do not have all of the information we need for an estimate. A "medium" size box means nothing to us, we need inches.
3) Wrong weights and dimensions make for wrong quotes, which all leads to a customer who gets a different price once they come to the store. One day, someone called with a package that was 5 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet. When we said it was over the maximum size allowed, they then said the package was only 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot. 20 pound packages on the phone wind up weighing 30 pounds in the store. Clearly, we can't give anything close to a reliable estimate when we are given bad information

We want to help you, but giving you a bad quote over the phone isn't helping. There is no substitute for coming to the store. If you need a phone estimate, have the exact weight, size in inches (all 3 dimensions) and zip code ready. And please remember that once come to the store and we weigh and measure your package ourselves, your price could change.

Other stores will make up an estimate just to get you into their store. That's not honest. We won't deceive you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Shipping

Unlike other shipping stores, we do not mark up UPS shipping prices. You pay exactly the same here as you would at the UPS hub or on-line. Other shipping stores charge more, sometimes much more, than the hub. You will always pay less here.

We offer a variety of domestic and international shipping options from which you can choose. Of course, UPS is our preferred shipper, but we also offer a variety of US Postal Service options for domestic and international shipping, as well as DHL for international envelopes and packages.

All UPS packages are insured for $100 (you can buy more coverage) and have a tracking number.

Domestic Shipping Options
Compare Domestic Shipping Options
International Shipping Options
Compare International Shipping Options

Domestic Shipping Options:

UPS
UPS Next Day Air: Offers guaranteed next business day delivery for any package, even large ones. Early AM service can get your package delivered by 8AM to many destinations. The more common NDA service is usually guaranteed by 10:30AM (to most zip codes), and Next Day Air Saver can guarantee delivery by 3PM for a little less.

UPS 2nd Day Air: Offers guaranteed delivery in 2 business days. 2nd Day Early AM can guarantee a morning delivery to most zip codes.

UPS 3 Day Select: Offers guaranted delivery in 3 business days

UPS Ground: The least expensive alternative for shipping, UPS Ground will deliver your packages in 5 days or less to anywhere in the US.

US Postal Service:
Priority mail: Can deliver your package in 2-5 days, though this is not guaranteed or insured, and there is no tracking number. It costs a little more than UPS Ground, but can often get your package to the west coast faster. The Postal Service is the only carrier which can deliver to a Post Office box or a military APO/FPO, so this is your best choice if you don't have a street address.

First Class and Parcel Post: Low cost options with no guarantee, no insurance, and no tracking number. Delivery can be quite unpredictable and take a long time, but these are cheap, basic, and somewhat reliable services.

Express Mail: The Postal Service's fastest and costliest option with 1-3 day service to all of the US. Includes a tracking number. A good service, but UPS can usually get it there just as quick (or quicker) for less. Use this option when you only have a PO box rather than a street address and need fast, tracked delivery.

Compare Domestic Shipping Options:
To give you a general pricing and service comparison, below are options for a 15 pound package to California with approximate prices (these are estimates only and will vary based on box size and exact destination):

Service
Cost
Tracking
Insured
Comments
UPS Ground
$21.34
Yes
Yes
5 Business days guaranteed
UPS 3 Day Select
$49.48
Yes
Yes
3 Business days guaranteed
UPS 2nd Day Air
$68.74
Yes
Yes
2 Business days guaranteed
UPS Next Day Air
$108.07
Yes
Yes
Next business day guaranteed
USPS Priority Mail
$61.00
No
No
2-5 days, not guaranteed
USPS Express
$112.00
Yes
No
1-3 days, receiver must sign

To ship an envelope to California (these are estimates only and will vary based on exact destination):

Service
Cost
Tracking
Insured
Comments
UPS Ground
$7.27
Yes
Yes
4-5 Business days guaranteed
UPS 3 Day Select
$15.84
Yes
Yes
3 Business days guaranteed
UPS 2nd Day Air
$16.17
Yes
Yes
2 Business days guaranteed
UPS Next Day Air
$26.18
Yes
Yes
Next business day guaranteed
USPS Priority Mail
$9.50
No
No
3-5 days, not guaranteed
USPS Express
$25.50
Yes
No
1-3 days, receiver must sign

International Shipping Options:

We can ship your package almost anywhere in the world. And we will help you with customs documentation to help minimize delays in customs clearance.

Please remember, anything sent to another country can be subject to import fees and taxes. These taxes and fees are imposed by the government of the destination country. We have no control whatsoever over the imposition or collection of these fees, nor can we predict whether they will be payable or in what amount.

UPS: Offers several levels of service to most countries, with tracking, insurance, and 2-4 day delivery. Please note that we do not accept pre paid drop off international packages for UPS.

US Postal Service: Offers Priority International, which is not insured or guaranteed and has no tracking, but can be much less expensive than UPS. Priority sometimes arrives in less than one week, but usually takes 10 days or more. We also offer Express International, which does have tracking and often arrives in a few days. Very small packages (under 4 pounds) can be sent First Class International, which is not tracked or insured and can take several weeks, but is the lowest cost option. Please note that we do not accept pre paid drop off international packages for the USPS.

DHL: DHL is relatively unknown in the US but is the world's largest shipper. Their services to many parts of the world, especially Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, are unmatched. Prices tend to be the same as UPS. Please not that we do not accept pre paid drop off packages for DHL.

Compare International Shipping Options:
To give you a general pricing and service comparison, below are options for a 5 pound package to Germany with approximate prices (these are estimates only and will vary based on box size and exact destination):

Service
Cost
Tracking
Insured
Comments
USPS Priority Intl
$72.00
No
No
1 week minimum, not guaranteed
USPS Express Intl
$95.00
Yes
No
2-5 days, not guaranteed
UPS Expedited
$105.45
Yes
Yes
2-4 days guaranteed*
DHL/UPS Express
$112.58
Yes
Yes
2 days guaranteed*

*Guaranteed to be in-country by the specified date. Customs clearance is under the direct control of the government of the destination country, not UPS. UPS cannot guarantee timely customs clearance.

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