SHIPPING METHODS AND CHARGES
ameriDroid.com's shipping facility is located in Northern California, not far from San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This means that many of the western states can receive products in 1 or 2 business days via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground shipping, and most of the US should receive product within 3 days via USPS Priority Mail or a week (or less) of ordering via UPS Ground. Our system estimates the charge based on the estimated package weight and size, plus the destination location. Sometimes the system underestimates and other times it overestimates. ameriDroid's goal is to break even on shipping charges after averaging all shipments. We have discontinued Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments as they were very time consuming and tedious for our staff.
United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail shipping provides an estimated 1 to 3 day service to the entire US, including Alaska and Hawaii. If you're in Canada, select USPS First Class, Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express for shipping to all of Canada.
If you are ordering from outside the US, many countries already have shipping rates for USPS added for First Class Mail, Priority, and Priority Express. If your country isn't already in our shipping database, please use the Contact Us link above letting us know your country, and we will contact you via email as soon as possible. More information is available in the "WORLDWIDE SHIPPING" section below.
Shipping estimates are calculated based on the number of days from the date your order. If received after 1:30pm Pacific Time, your order may be shipped the next business day. These are just estimates, and are not guaranteed. The only guaranteed delivery option is UPS Next Day Air Saver. However, UPS Next Day Air packages may not depart from ameriDroid's shipping facility the same day the order is placed for a number of reasons, including high order volume and other factors. When estimating when your package will arrive via USPS, keep in mind that USPS doesn't move packages on Sundays and national holidays. When estimating UPS arrival dates, keep in mind that UPS generally does not move packages on Saturdays, Sundays or national holidays.
PROTECTING YOUR ORDER
If you are concerned about your package being left unattended and would like signature confirmation, or if you would like to add shipping notes, please let us know by clicking http://ameridroid.com/products/shipping.
If you would like to purchase insurance for your shipment, please do so here: http://ameridroid.com/products/insurance.
SHIPPING CUTOFF TIMES
UPS Air shipments are picked up from our location at 3:30pm Pacific Time (PT), so we must have your order before 1:30pm PT to give us a chance to process it for shipping out that day. USPS shipments are picked up before 4pm, so again, you will want to complete your order before 1:30pm PT. The earlier you can place your order, the better chance we have of shipping out the same day.
We do not process shipments on many weekends and holidays, so most orders placed after 1:30pm PT on Friday or the day before a major holiday will go out on the following business day.
If you are ordering products and you are having them shipped to anywhere close to the San Francisco Bay Area, select the cheapest shipping method. One day delivery is not guaranteed, but you will very likely receive the shipment in one day.
Have your order placed by the time indicated on the chart below, based on your time zone.
1:30pm Pacific Time = 2:30pm Mountain Time = 3:30pm Central Time = 4:30pm Eastern Time
ameriDroid.com ships to every country in the world where we are legally allowed. We cannot ship to several countries due to trade bans.
When placing your order, if your country doesn't already have a shipping option listed, click the "Contact Us" link above and let us know what country you're in. We'll add your country to our shipping system.
Be aware that your country may have import duties, customs fees and extra local delivery charges that you will be responsible to pay. We do not keep up on the many requirements of foreign governments in regards to import duties, customs fees and local delivery charges. If you are concerned about this, contact your country's authorities responsible for customs and importing products and local delivery.
When filling out customs paperwork, we state that the shipment is "Merchandise", that it is not a gift, that the items are "Embedded Computer Systems", "Computer Hardware", or "Electronic Equipment", based on the options provided by the customs agency. Our system automatically states the product manufacturing origin and gives a value based on the total cost minus shipping charges. We cannot change anything on the customs forms.
From what we have been told, the Harmonized System Code for single board computers is 84714190. You may need this number if importing single board computers.
SHIPPING ON YOUR SHIPPER ACCOUNT
If you wish ameriDroid.com to ship via your shipper account, please click http://ameridroid.com/products/_shipping_. Add in the information on your shipping company and shipping account number and add the shipping note to your cart. Next, follow through with the checkout process as normal. We commonly set up shipments for customers using this method for UPS and FedEx shipments. Choose the least expensive shipping option to submit your order, and we will refund the shipping once we process your order.