Shipping Policy

We make every effort to find the most economical means of shipping products to you, and we can ship to virtually any address in the United States. Note that some products (like rocket motors and some batteries) must be shipped by ground transportation only, so please allow sufficient time for your products to arrive.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are size and weight-based. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound. You can find the shipping costs by adding your destination city, state, and postal code in the shopping cart page.

By default, free shipping offers are for ground shipping methods. If you need your order delivered by a faster method, free shipping will not apply. Some items--notably large items like the Cape Canaveral Launch Pad--may not qualify for free shipping.

You may choose the carrier and ship method during the checkout process to suit your budget and your schedule. Most small or lightweight products will likely ship cheaper via US Postal Service. Rocket motors and igniters must ship via ground using USPS Parcel Post, so they can take 3 - 8 days to arrive, depending on the distance from Tucson. Lightweight items--usually less than a pound, or items that can fit in a priority mail flat rate box--will ship cheapest via Priority Mail, which usually takes between 1 - 3 days. Priority Mail package to most metropolitan areas will likely take 2 days, while more rural areas usually take 3 days. The USPS does not guarantee delivery times, so USPS packages may take longer than these estimates, particularly for Parcel Post items, which can delay a week or more unexpectedly. Heavier or bulkier items will likely ship cheapest via FedEx, and delivery times are directly proportional to distance from Tucson, according to this FedEx delivery time map:

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International shipping outside the United States is subject to destination country customs and duties, and the buyer assumes responsibility for fees or restrictions of the destination country. Model rocket motors and igniters are not shipped internationally.