Shipping speeds and pricing

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We take about 2-7 business days to create apparel products (t-shirts etc.) and 2-5 business days for non-apparel (posters etc.) products. Then you should add shipping times on top of that. Speed and price depends on product type and destination. It can get a bit confusing, that’s why we’ve made these tables to help you out.

97.66% of our orders are shipped within 5 business days. More than a half of our orders are shipped within 3 business days or less.

Shipping speeds

To Basic Expedited
USA 3-5 business days via USPS
3-8 business days via FedEx SmartPost
1-3 business days via FedEx
Canada 5-10 business days without tracking 1-5 business days via FedEx
Worldwide 5-20 business days without tracking 1-5 business days via FedEx

BY Delivery times Tracking Notes
USPS First-Class Mail 3-5 business days Yes This is ideal for lightweight packages and it’s the most affordable USPS service that we offer. Maximum weight is 13 oz – this amounts to 1 shirt or 1-2 posters.
USPS Priority Mail 1-3 business days Yes Shipping times for Priority Mail are typically quicker than First-Class.
FedEx Smart Post 2-7 business days Yes FedEx Smart Post is also ideal for lightweight packages but has longer delivery times than USPS First-Class. Please note: final delivery for Smart Post is sent through USPS.
USPS ParcelSelect 2-8 business days Yes
FedEx Ground 1-5 business days Yes Ideal for sending heavy shipments (up to 150 lbs) to business addresses across the U.S.
FedEx 2 Day 2 business days Yes All FedEx expedited orders are automatically marked as priority in our system. As long as the items are in stock, we print and ship them as quickly as possible.
FedEx Standard Overnight Next business day – afternoon Yes
DHL Expedited 3-6 business days Yes Similar to FedEx Smart Post, final delivery is completed by USPS.

INTERNATIONAL

BY Delivery times Tracking Notes
International Economy Without Tracking 5-20 business days worldwide; 5-12 to Canada No This service is comparable to USPS First-Class Package Int’l. USPS First-Class Int’l prices are typically more expensive, but they offer tracking to Canada while International Economy does not.
International Economy With Tracking 7-16 business days worldwide; 4-8 days to Canada Yes Tracking capabilities depend on the destination. Some countries have intra-country scans, while others will show when the package has delivered.
USPS First-Class Package Int’l 10-20 business days Yes Exact delivery time may be longer or shorter depending on the destination. Please note: tracking is only available to Canadian destinations.
USPS Priority Mail Int’l 6-10 business days Yes
FedEx Ground 2-7 business days to Canada only Yes Ideal for heavy international ground deliveries to Canada.
FedEx International Economy 2-5 business days; 2-3 days to Mexico and Canada Yes All FedEx expedited orders are automatically marked as priority in our system. As long as the items are in stock, we print and ship them as quickly as possible.
FedEx International Priority 1-3 business days; next-day in Canada and Mexico Yes

FLAT RATE SHIPPING PRICES

USA Canada Worldwide
First T-Shirt $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Each additional T-Shirt +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00
First Sweatshirt $8.00 $10.00 $11.00
Each additional Sweatshirt +$2.00 +$2.00 +$2.00

ALL OVER ART SHIRTS

USA Canada Worldwide
First item $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Each additional item +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

ALL OVER ART LEGGINGS

USA Canada Worldwide
First Leggings $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Each additional Leggings +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

ALL OVER ART SOCKS

USA Canada Worldwide
First item $3.50 $10.00 $12.00
Each additional item +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

ALL OVER ART BEACH TOWELS

USA Canada Worldwide
First item $10.00 $12.00 $17.00
Each additional item +$5.00 +$12.00 +$17.00

DRESSES

USA Canada Worldwide
First Dress $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Each additional Dress +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

SKIRTS

USA Canada Worldwide
First Skirts $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Each additional Skirts +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

POSTERS

USA Canada Worldwide
All sizes except 24×36 $7.95 $11.95 $14.95
24×36 $9.95 $14.95 $17.95

FRAMED POSTERS

USA Canada Worldwide
8×10 / 10×10 / 12×12 / 12×16 / 12×18 / 14×14 $10.95 $19.95 $29.95
Each additional item +$4.95 +$14.95 +$19.95
16×16 / 18×18 / 16×20 / 18×24 $15.95 $35.95 $49.95
Each additional item +$4.95 +$19.95 +$29.95
24×36 $29.95 $49.95 $199.95
Each additional item +$14.95 +$24.95 +$99.95

CANVAS

USA Canada Worldwide
All sizes except 24×36 $13.95 $35.95 $49.95
Each additional item +$4.95 +$19.95 +$29.95
24×36 $29.95 $49.95 $199.95
Each additional item +$14.95 +$24.95 +$99.95

MUGS

USA Canada Worldwide
First Mug $6.95 $10.95 $16.95
Each additional Mug +$5.00 +$7.00 +$8.00

PILLOWS

USA Canada Worldwide
First Pillow $10.00 $12.00 $17.00
Each additional Pillow +$5.00 +$12.00 +$17.00
First Pillowcase $6.00 $10.00 $14.00
Each additional Pillowcase +$3.00 +$4.00 +$4.00

PHONE CASES

USA Canada Worldwide
First Phonecase $3.50 $10.00 $12.00
Each additional Phonecase +$0.75 +$1.00 +$1.00

 

Flat rates vs. live rates

Flat rates are the default pricing for shipping. The type of shipping method used depends on the availability and price offered by the carrier. Live rates, however, are calculated based on the exact weight and destination of the order. They’re also the only shipping method that offers express options, like FedEx Standard Overnight or FedEx international rates. Live rates are often cheaper than the flat rates, especially for international orders. Live rates are only available for manual orders, Shopify Advanced Plan users, WooCommerce Printful plugin users, and API users.

Some products might be shipped separately

Each item we ship may have different delivery times, this is because some products are packaged and shipped separately.

For example, we send our posters in super-durable tubes. Obviously, a canvas won’t fit in there.

Shipping prices are cumulative. When you’re calculating shipping prices on your end, make sure to add up the different shipping prices for all of the products you’re sending.

For example, you can order a t-shirt with a flat-rate shipping price of $5.00. Each additional t-shirt adds $0.75 for shipping. If you add a tote to the order, then it will also cost simply an additional $0.75. However if you choose another product, like a mug (that requires different packaging), then you’ll have to allot for the full shipping price. In this case, it would be an additional $6.95.

If my customers chose the Expedited FedEx shipping rate in checkout, do you also ship that order faster?

Yes, we do! Expedited FedEx orders are automatically bumped to the front of our fulfillment queue to assure best possible fulfillment time.

FedEx also offers Basic shipping rates such as FedEx Ground (3-5 business days after fulfillment) and FedEx SmartPost (3-8 business days after fulfillment). Orders with these shipping rates will be fulfilled in standard time.

FedEx doesn’t ship to PO Boxes.

 

Custom Fees Notice

Shipments outside of the USA may incur customs fees, depending on destination country. The fee may vary depending on your order value, country limits, and other factors. Your are responsible for these fees.

Return Address

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