For the convenience of Arbor Teas customers, we are pleased to offer a variety of UPS and USPS shipping services. At this time, we only ship within the United States. All shipping rates are calculated in real-time based on your shipping address and the size of your order. USPS First Class shipping is restricted by weight and only available for orders that include a limited number of samples. Additionally, free local delivery is available within the City of Ann Arbor, MI.
For our greenest shoppers, we are happy to offer our Earth-Friendlier Parcel Post shipping option (via USPS) for all shipments. Although it generally extends delivery time by a week or so, Parcel Post shipping uses ground transportation only. By eliminating air transportation, Parcel Post is the greenest, most efficient shipping alternative available. Please note: some air transportation is used for parcel post deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii.
Free shipping is available for all orders over $60.00 in value, and for all local deliveries within the City of Ann Arbor. Arbor Teas reserves the right to choose the shipping carrier and service used to deliver all orders electing free shipping (which could include USPS Parcel Post, 5-12 business days). Free shipping is sometimes not available in combination with other coupons or promotions.
Orders are processed and shipped every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the exception of national holidays. Delivery speed depends upon the shipping carrier and service you elect during checkout. A summary of the shipping times provided by each carrier is provided below. To estimate the arrival date of your order, please allow 1-2 business days for order fulfillment prior to shipping.
• UPS Ground: 1-5 business days from day of shipment
• UPS 2nd Day Air: 2 business days from day of shipment
• USPS Priority Mail: 2-3 days from day of shipment
• USPS First Class: 4-5 days from day of shipment
• USPS Parcel Post: 5-12 days from day of shipment (Alaska and Hawaii 15-20 days)
Deliveries within the City of Ann Arbor, MI, are made every Friday with the exception of national holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. Local delivery orders must be placed before 5:00 pm EST on Thursday to be included in the deliveries for the next day. Deliveries to business addresses will be made during business hours (i.e. by 5:00 pm), however residential deliveries may be made during the afternoon or evening. Please remember to select "Free Delivery in the City of Ann Arbor, MI" as your shipping option during checkout.