U.S. Shipping

Outside the U.S.? See our International Shipping page.


Our shipping philosophy

At Gnomish Bazaar, we want to keep our shipping just as affordable as our miniature and paint prices. And, of course, the best shipping is free. But, one of the things about selling a $4 miniature, for example, is that you can't offer free shipping on the mini by itself, unless you want to charge $7 or $8 for it. And sure, some online stores do it that way. But what if someone wants to buy two items at once? Or three? Or ten? Suddenly those $4 miniatures for $7 or $8 with "free" shipping don't look like very good deals.

We think we have a better way:

$4.29 Lightweight shipping for orders under 1 lb.

For shipments that weigh 15 ounces or less, we charge only $4.29 for shipping to any U.S. address. These shipments are sent via USPS and usually take 2-6* business days to arrive, depending on how far the shipping address is from Northern California. You can usually get around a dozen regular-sized bottles of paint or a bunch of humanoid miniatures and still qualify for Lightweight shipping.

$6.49 Flat Rate shipping for heavier orders

For shipments that weigh one pound or more, we charge just $6.49 for flat-rate shipping to any U.S. address. We usually ship via USPS, and sometimes use UPS or FedEx (we decide based on size and destination). Shipments usually take 2-6* business days to arrive, depending on the shipping method and how far the shipping address is from Northern California.

FREE shipping for $99+ orders

We offer free shipping on orders of $99 or more, before tax (which is only charged in CA) and excluding gift card purchases. We select the shipping method for free shipping (USPS, UPS, or FedEx). Orders generally arrive in 2-6* business days, depending on the shipping method and how far the shipping address is from Northern California.

We ship quickly

We work hard to get your order out as soon as possible. Although we can't guarantee that we'll ship your order in a certain amount of time, we strive to ship all orders that we receive within 1 business day, except for orders that contain preorder items. In most cases, orders made before noon Pacific Time on a business day get shipped the same day!

More than 99% of all in-stock orders we've ever received have shipped within one business day. If, for some reason, we can't ship your order in this time frame, we'll let you know.

On a deadline?

If you need your order to arrive quickly, we offer expedited shipping via USPS Priority Mail. Priority Mail shipments generally arrive in 2-3 business days, although USPS doesn't provide a delivery date guarantee.

We also offer UPS Ground shipping to the contiguous 48 states. It's not considered "expedited," but it might actually have a quicker estimated delivery time than Priority Mail if you're close to Northern California.

Please note, shipping fees for Priority Mail or UPS Ground shipping are not refunded on returns.

Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, and APO/FPO addresses

We ship to all of these locations and offer the same $4.29 Lightweight and $6.49 Flat Rate options, with free shipping on $99+ orders. However, the shipping service we use, USPS Ground Advantage, can be slow to these locations. It's typically estimated to take a week but can sometimes take up to 26 days. If you need your order quickly, consider upgrading the shipping to USPS Priority Mail.

Addresses without USPS mail service

Most of our shipping methods use USPS. If that's not an option to your address and you're located in the 48 contiguous states, please choose UPS Ground for your shipping. We don't mark up the shipping rates shown, but in some cases it might seem expensive, because UPS adds surcharges for rural addresses.

*Potential delivery delays

Transit delays do sometimes occur and orders can take longer than expected to arrive. We can't guarantee you'll receive your order by a particular date, but if you're concerned your order has gotten lost in transit, please contact us.

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