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When Will My Order Ship?
-We Ship Fast!! In stock orders ship within 24-48 hours: Chowdaheadz takes special pride in our super fast shipping! We are in the office full time shipping orders. Typically orders will ship out within 24 hours and usually the same day if ordered by 1 p.m There are some exceptions to this rule such as unusual demand, on Fridays during the summer, or if your order requires customization. If there is an unusual delay on your order we will let you know. (If you must have an item by a certain target date then let us know in the notes at checkout and we will do our best to get it there in time)
How Much Is Shipping?
Our shipping costs are based on the weight of the items you order and your distance from our warehouse. You will see the shipping costs and options at checkout. We don't add a significant markup to our shipping as we know you want your shipping costs to be as low as possible. We also don't play games with our product pricing to lure you in with fake free shipping offers.
We pack & ship orders Monday-Friday (excluding national holidays and on Fridays during unusually slow periods). In stock orders received by 1pm EST almost always ship the same day. We ship via UPS & USPS, you will have choice of service at checkout.
What Are My Carrier Options?
1.) USPS First Class Mail
If your package weight is less than a certain weight (approx 1 pound) then your checkout will display First Class Mail as an option. This is the lowest cost option for shipping but could take longer then Priority Mail especially as you get further away from our location (Woburn, MA 01801). We put delivery confirmation on these packages with no signature required
2.) USPS Priority Mail Shipping.
Your package will ship with USPS priority mail which is a 1-3 day shipping service anywhere in the U.S. The closer you are to us the faster you get your package. We put delivery confirmation on these packages with no signature required.
3.) UPS Ground
This means we will ship your package using UPS Ground and time in transit is based on your distance from our warehouse. UPS offers very detailed tracking information and posts updates along the way (unlike USPS). This is a weight based method of shipping and thus the heavier the items you have in your cart, the more your shipping costs will be. We do not mark this service up and in fact get a volume discount on shipping that we pass on to you. Below is the ground shipping time in transit from our location near Boston to you. You may need to add a day to this time in transit if you order after 1 p.m. E.T., have customized items in your order, or if you order on a Friday. Important: Also note UPS does not typically move packages on weekends so do not count those days.
4.) UPS 2 & 3 Day Expedited Services.
UPS offers expedited 2 and 3 day shipping services. This means a package will arrive in 2 or 3 days to any US location with these services. 2 & 3 Day services are not always offered on our checkout pages. We sometimes remove these services if we cannot meet the demand of the expedited service and you should consider UPS Ground or Priority Mail instead. Also if you are in our 2-3 Day Ground shipping zone then do no use this service as ground is cheaper and will get there just as quick. Note: UPS does not count weekends and does not deliver on weekends. Please add an additional day to these services if you order after 1 p.m.
5.) Express Shipping:
Our express shipping is calculated based on the total weight of your items and the location is it being shipped to. Select this method at checkout and click calculate to see the cost.**Express mail shipping is not always available. We will remove this option if we cannot meet overnight demands and ship packages that same day. Choose Priority Mail or UPS Ground instead.
USPS Express Mail is an overnight service to most areas. USPS offers the most affordable overnight delivery option for our items weights and dimensions.Express mail offers 1-2 day guaranteed service from our zip code (01801) to most US zip codes, check with USPS if you are not sure.
FOR EXPRESS DELIVERY YOUR ORDER MUST BE PLACED BEFORE 1:00 E.T. FOR 1-2 DAY DELIVERY, THE ITEM MUST BE IN STOCK (Good to call and check first 800-560-2840) AND YOU MUST UNDERSTAND WE CANNOT CONTROL SOME UNKNOWN VARIABLES IN THIS LEVEL OF SHIPPING. (WEATHER, LOST PACKAGES, UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY RUSH, ETC..) ITEMS THAT INDICATE A LONGER DELIVERY TIME DO NOT QUALIFY FOR EXPRESS MAIL AND ARE NOTED ON THEIR PRODUCT PAGES. DURING SLOW PERIODS WE DO NOT SHIP ON FRIDAY'S SO PLEASE CALL 800-560-2840 OR EMAIL () IF YOU HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC TARGET DATE TO MEET.
Do note that our shipping costs are lower then most other providers and upon checkout when your shipping costs are calculated there should be no surprises or dramatic markup over the cost that the carrier charges us. Some larger items, framed photos, memorabilia, and other items must ship in a separate package or from another location and often increase shipping charges. If there are any questions about shipping please contact us at .
Yes we ship to all APO/PPO & Military addressess. We love our friends in the military and would never exclude them!
There are a selected list of countries outside of the U.S. that we ship to. To view our list add an item to your card and continue to the checkout page. If your country is not listed let us know and we will consider adding it to our list. Our website calculates international shipping cost in real time based on USPS International Parcel Airmail rates. International Packages are tough to track and we do not offer any guarantees on international packages so please order accordingly. If your country is not listed and you would like to place an order please email us to
**Shipping Codes are only valid on orders placed within the US and it's territories. If the code does not apply to your order than you cannot use it for shipping to your destination.**