We lose LOTS of money on shipping because we pay the actual shipping costs for most items on our site. Shipping prices are set individually for each item and can be found next to the price on the item's description page.
Guaranteed Lowest Prices and Shipping Costs
Another way of saying we don't make our money on shipping charges: we guarantee the lowest delivered price on every item we sell. Details
We only ship on business days. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are not business days. Packages ship from New Jersey, Mississippi, or Nevada. We cannot guarantee that any product will ship from a specific warehouse. The only way to guarantee that you will receive an item within a certain time frame is to choose expedited shipping. Delivery estimates for expedited shipping options are listed on the product page for the item in question. All expedited shipments are delivered Monday - Friday. Ground shipping typically takes 3-5 business days from the date of shipment (for orders within the 48 contiguous United States). Residential ground shipments are delivered Tuesday - Saturday. Commercial ground shipments are delivered Monday - Friday. Make sure to select the proper address type for your address in checkout as delays may occur if your selection in incorrect.
For APO/FPO customers, all orders ship via USPS. Ground shipping charges (as listed on the product page) apply. Expedited shipping is not available. Tracking for these orders is not available.
zZounds offers free ground shipping on most orders of $49 or more. Customers may choose Ground, 2-Day, or Next Day Air delivery on most products shipping to the continental United States. zZounds also ships to Alaska and Hawaii; however, due to carrier restrictions, customers cannot ground-ship to those states.
In addition, zZounds ships to the following destinations, though some restrictions apply:
- Puerto Rico
- US Territories
See instructions below for how to search the site by our eligible shipping destinations.
Note: We cannot change a shipping address on an order after it has shipped. If an order is returned because it couldn't be received at the listed shipping address, we will accept the return but will not refund the shipping charges.
We ship a lot of our most popular gear to Canada! You can find products that are eligible for Canadian shipment by looking for the Canadian symbol
on our product pages. Items that ship to Canada are sent via International Air, and delivery is typically 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
To restrict your search results to show only products that ship to Canadian addresses, look for your destination in the shipping pull-down menu while browsing the site:
Canadian orders are charged in U.S. dollars. Actual charges are dependent on your bank's conversion rate. Your bank may assess additional fees for international orders.
Although items shipped to Canada receive their full factory warranty, they must be returned to a United States service center for repairs. zZounds is not responsible for any shipping or customs fees incurred in such a case.
zZounds ships to Puerto Rico. Eligible items ship via International Air, and typically arrive 2-5 business days from the date of shipment. You can find products that are eligible for shipment to Puerto Rico by looking for the PR symbol
on our product pages.
To restrict your search results to show only products we ship to Puerto Rico, look for your destination in the shipping pull-down menu while browsing the site:
We ship to APO/FPO addresses at our normal low ground shipping rates, though oversized items may be ineligible. You can find products that are eligible for AFO/FPO shipment by looking for the symbol
on our product pages.
To restrict your search results to show only products we ship to APO/FPO addresses, look for your destination in the shipping pull-down menu while browsing the site:
zZounds ships to the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and the Virgin Islands. Eligible items ship via International Air, and typically arrive 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
Please be aware of customs fees such as taxes and duties, which are not included in our shipping charges. Customs fees vary from location to location. Please check with your local customs office for more information on the fees in your area. If you refuse to pay these fees, your order will not be delivered. We cannot refund shipping charges if an item is returned due to refusal to pay fees, and a restocking fee may be applied to cover the cost of return shipping. Customs fees are non-refundable.
Our most popular items ship the same business day your order is placed when you place a valid order before the shipping deadline.
Immediate shipment is available Monday through Friday. A valid order placed before 2pm EST will ship the same day. Orders placed after 2pm EST will ship the next business day.
There are some important details you'll want to read below about immediate shipment.
What is a valid order?
A valid order is for a valid item at a valid price, placed with a credit card with complete and verifiable address and other information. Details
Which items ship immediately?
Items that ship immediately show on the website as "ships today" or "ships next day" depending on whether you are looking on a weekday or a weekend, and depending on whether you are looking before or after the cutoff time on a business day.
This display is based on availability information that updates from our warehouse to our website almost in realtime. We are highly confident of the status of each item whenever you view a page. However, we do not reserve inventory being viewed or even placed in shopping carts. So please be aware that we cannot guarantee this information until you have checked out. In particular, if you have been in the checkout area for more than about 10 minutes, we do recommend that you refresh the page to get the most current inventory prior to checking out.
Does immediate shipment mean immediate delivery?
Once an order is shipped, our carriers (Federal Express and UPS) typically guarantee a service time for when the order will be delivered to you. Our carriers have a very good record of delivering at their promised service time. We will ship immediately, and on all items we will refund expedited shipping charges if the carrier's service levels for your chosen shipping method are not met.
If a product is in stock, is there any reason it will not ship immediately?
It is very unusual, but here are some examples of reasons that might prevent us from shipping immediately:
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose power or telecom connectivity.
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose capability due to adverse weather (blizzard), safety threat, or other factors.
What can I do if you don't feel we've lived up to our guarantees?
If you ever feel we have not lived up to any of our guarantees, we want to know about it - and we want a chance to do right if we agree. Contact Us