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 $3 miniature is that you can't offer free shipping on the miniature by itself, unless you want to charge $6 or $7 for that miniature. And sure, some online stores do it that way. But what if someone wants to buy two miniatures at once? Or three? Or ten? Suddenly that $3 miniature for $6 or $7 with "free" shipping doesn't look like a very good deal.
We think we have a better way:
$3.79 shipping for lighter orders
For shipments that weigh less than one pound, we charge only $3.79 for shipping. These shipments are sent via USPS First Class Package Service and usually take 2-5 business days to reach you, depending on where you live and whether USPS routes your package by ground or air. You can usually get around a dozen regular-sized bottles of paint or a bunch of humanoid miniatures without going over the 1 pound threshold.
$5.99 shipping for heavier orders
For shipments that weigh one pound or more, we charge just $5.99 for shipping. These shipments are either sent via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground. We decide which one based on several factors. In general, the larger and heavier the shipment, and the farther it's going from California, the more likely it will go UPS Ground vs. USPS Priority Mail. USPS Priority Mail usually takes 2-3 business days and UPS Ground usually takes 2-5 business days, depending on where you live.
FREE shipping for $79+ orders
We offer free shipping on all orders of $79 or more (before tax, which is only charged in CA). We select the shipping method for free shipping: USPS First Class Package Service, USPS Priority Mail, or UPS Ground, depending on the weight and bulkiness of the shipment and where you live.
Where do we ship?
Currently, we only ship to U.S. addresses. We're planning on expanding to other countries in the future. If you live outside the U.S. and wish you could be buying miniatures and paints from us right now, please let us know how you feel.