Important Holiday Shipping Information for Brickmania Customers.
First word of advise – don’t wait until the last minute! Not only will you have a better selection by ordering earlier, you will save tons on shipping and have your items delivered on time! While we usually get all packages to the post office on the same or next business day the order is placed, heavier seasonal volume may cause an additional 1-2 days delay in processing. We’ll make every attempt to keep up on orders, but can’t guarantee every order will be shipped the same day or even the next business day. Weekends are the busiest times for us, so your order placed on Sunday may not make it out until Tuesday. Keep that in mind and plan head. Here is a link to the US Postal Service official Holiday Mailing Deadlines, but past experience suggests you treat it with some skepticism!
Our default shipping method is by First Class US Mail for packages weighing 13 ounces or less, and Priority Mail for heavier packages. This generally takes 2-5 business days for your package to be delivered anywhere in the continental USA, longer to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, etc. The US Postal Service does not deliver on Sunday and holidays.
If you would like to have more control over delivery date and better tracking information, we do offer several UPS options. Our UPS pickup comes in the late afternoon, so if you place an order for Next Day Air delivery at 5pm, it will not go out until the following business day. UPS does not delivery on Saturday, Sunday and most major holidays. These days also do not count against your guaranteed delivery date. For example, if we ship a Next Day Air on Friday, it will be delivered on Monday. Second Day are shipped Friday will be delivered on Tuesday, etc.
Our two default shipping options for international shipments are Economy (maximum 4 pounds) and Priority. While Economy is supposed to be airmail service, we have found it may take as long as eight weeks to reach certain countries. While we are supplied with tracking numbers for international packages, we are not able to track packages beyond the point of departure from the USA (Chicago). Canadian Customers: If you order with Economy shipping, don’t expect any packages shipped in December to arrive before Christmas. Priority Mail packages to Canada may be subject to delays up to 10 business days for customs clearance.
We do offer UPS options for international customers. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for all taxes and fees levied by your local Customs agency. Some countries like Canada will also make you pay a bond fee for your customs clearance. This is not something we are able to pre-pay on our end and you will have to pay these fees upon delivery. UPS is very fast and reliable but it is going to cost you more for the service.