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 shipping for lightweight orders
For shipments that weigh less than one pound, we charge only $4.29 for shipping to any U.S. address. These shipments are sent via USPS and usually take 2-5* business days to reach you, 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 without going over one pound.
$6.49 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 ship via USPS or UPS. 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 $89+ orders
We offer free shipping on orders of $89 or more, before tax (which is only charged in CA) and excluding gift card purchases. We select the shipping method for free shipping (USPS or UPS). 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 by a certain date, please contact us before placing the order for an estimated delivery date. We can also let you know the cost of upgrading to an expedited delivery method. Please have your order in your cart or tell us what you'd like to order, so we can quote you accurately.
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.