Shipping

We know it’s important that your orders arrive on time! While there are factors we can’t control once a package leaves our warehouse, we can promise you that we’ll work hard to ensure your order is packaged with care and shipped out our doors in a timely manner.


For the most accurate delivery date estimates, use the shipping estimator on the cart page or proceed to checkout and view the shipping options available to you.

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The Basics

  • Economy Shipping is $7.95 for most orders*
  • Economy Shipping is FREE for orders greater than $100 with code 100FREESHIP
  • 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 1:00 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.

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

The following shipping methods are available in the United States. Shipping method availability is determined by your cart’s content (including product restrictions) and shipping address.

Economy Shipping ($7.95)

  • 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.
  • Economy Shipping is FREE for orders greater than $100 with code 100FREESHIP

UPS Ground

  • Delivery: 1-6 business days depending on your location.
  • Rural addresses may need an additional day. 
  • Available to all 50 US states and Puerto Rico. A street address is required.
  • Complete tracking is included, but estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.

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, but estimated delivery times are not guaranteed.
  • Regrettably, we cannot refund shipping costs for package delays caused by weather or mechanical failure.

1 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.
  • Regrettably, we cannot refund shipping costs for package delays caused by weather or mechanical failure.

US Postal Service

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 3-6 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.

UPS International Mail

  • Delivery: Arrives approximately 2-3 weeks from today.
  • Availability: Street addresses and P.O. Boxes for all provinces and territories.
  • 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 and are the responsibility of the customer on delivery.

UPS Standard, Worldwide Expedited, Worldwide Saver

  • Delivery: 1-5 business days per information at checkout.
  • A street address is required.
  • Complete tracking and guaranteed delivery times.
  • Customs fees and duties are included in the price of shipping.

Other International Shipping

Home Science Tools currently only ships to the US and Canada. If you have a need for delivery to other countries, we suggest using a . Note that some of our products may be considered hazardous materials or may otherwise not be allowed for delivery in some countries. In general, if there are shipping restrictions on US shipping listed on the product page, there are likely to be restrictions for shipping internationally. The customer is responsible for determining shipping eligibility as well as taxes, duties, and requirements for passing through customs.