Important Note: Please allow standard 1-2 weeks to shipment ARO for products and models (except Mercury) unless otherwise instructed. Allow 2-3 weeks ARO for Mercury. We do our best to keep product on the shelf, but sometimes unavoidable supplier issues can create delays, which we will do our best to communicate in a timely manner. Some products are built to order; all are handcrafted, carefully tested and inspected to assure impeccable quality.
Unless otherwise noted at Checkout, a handling fee of $5.00 is included in each order (also covers packaging material) in the continental United States. Therefore the total shipping number shown in Checkout is the sum of the actual fee (from the carrier; for example, USPS) plus this handling fee. Our standard carrier is USPS Priority in the USA and USPS First Class International outside the USA, but other options are available at checkout. For reference, shipping is from our Broomfield, Colorado location.
KCC Scientific reserves the right to adjust shipping fees or carriers to accommodate order size. If an adjustment is necessary you will be notified prior to shipment if additional fees need to be assessed. This especially applies to international orders, although we strive to provide and adhere to best estimate possible at time of order. We also reserve the right to upgrade shipping arrangements to improve delivery time where possible.
If we do adjust to a different shipper or shipping service, it will always be to provide a better shipping experience, shorter transit time or similar, in consideration of market and prevailing conditions. We will NEVER provide a service that is less than what you have selected at checkout.
If you wish to purchase multiple units or a mix of units, contact us ahead of time. We can sometimes offer better shipping costs and terms.
And yes, periodically we DO use good-condition recycled fill materials for shipping in order to conserve the environment and minimize waste. But only new shipping materials come in direct contact with the product.