Shipping


Shipping

We only ship to the USA and Canada.  All other International inquires please contact us.

We generally ship all orders within 1 business day or less. All shipping is FOB shipping point (Grand Rapids, Michigan). For shipments to Canada, the buyer is responsible for paying all customs, duties, taxes, tariffs, and other fees necessary to take possession of the shipment. Please do not ask us to prepare false customs forms or mark shipments as gifts -- we will not do so under any circumstances.

We offer the following UPS and USPS shipping options.

UPS -- Domestic

UPS provides excellent tracking and status information. With UPS you also have guaranteed expedited options: second-day and next-day delivery. We understand that if you select one of these options then time is of the essence and we will give your order shipping priority.

We do not ship UPS to Canada.

USPS Priority Mail -- Domestic

Priority mail provides a good tradeoff between speed of delivery and tracking information within the USA. Shipments generally arrive within 1-3 days within the continental USA. Tracking information is provided right up to the point of delivery.

USPS Priority Express Mail -- Domestic

This is the least expensive way to get your order as quickly as possible. Priority Express mail is intended to arrive the next day, but be warned, in our experience USPS only achieves this kind of speed about 90% of the time. Order with Priority Express as the shipping method will be given shipping priority and will usually ship the same day as ordered.

USPS Express Mail -- Canada

For shipping to Canada, this is a good trade-off between the speed and trackability of UPS packages and the lower cost of USPS mail. Express Mail International provides tracking information right up to the point of delivery and quotes 3-5 day delivery times. Note, however, that once the package arrives in Canada it must still clear customs and be processed by Canada Post, and there’s nothing we can do about that! However, Express Mail International has expedited brokerage thus should clear customs faster than other USPS shipping options.

USPS Priority Mail -- Canada

This is a lower-cost shipping method for shipments to Canada. Transit time is 6-10 business days (so really about 2 weeks of “real time”) to Canada. Note, however, that once the package arrives in Canada it must still clear customs and be processed by Canada Post, and there’s nothing we can do about that!

Tracking information is only available while the package is in the USA. You won’t see any more updates after this point. Sometimes, the USPS won’t even provide tracking information within the USA and you will only see the cryptic message “Electronic shipping information received” indicating we printed a postage label, then nothing until your package happily arrives at your door several days later. Because of this, this shipping method is “at your own risk”. If the package does not arrive, there’s not much we can do beyond file a claim with the USPS and hope for the best.

USPS First-Class Mail -- Domestic

This is the least-expensive shipping option and is generally the best option if you are not in a hurry. While there are no service guarantees we find that packages arrive within 2-5 days. Tracking information is provided right up to the point of delivery.

Most of our domestic orders ship by First-Class Mail and it works just fine 99.9% of the time.

USPS First-Class Mail -- Canada

This is the least-expensive shipping option for Canada but can also be the slowest. As with USPS Priority Mail International, there is no tracking information provided once the package leaves the USA, and sometimes not even before that. Also note that once the package arrives in Canada it must still clear customs and be processed by Canada Post, and there’s nothing we can do about that!

Tracking information is only available while the package is in the USA. You won’t see any more updates after this point. Sometimes, the USPS won’t even provide tracking information within the USA and you will only see the cryptic message “Electronic shipping information received” indicating we printed a postage label, then nothing until your package happily arrives at your door several days later. Because of this, this shipping method is “at your own risk”. If the package does not arrive, there’s not much we can do beyond file a claim with the USPS and hope for the best.

Shipping via Customer Account

Rugged Circuits can ship via customer accounts with select couriers.  Please note that a handling and processing fee will apply.

Insurance

It is the customers responsibility to add shipping insurance.  To add insurance please contact sales@ruggedcircuits.com for details.  Rugged Circuits is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged goods.  Once the parcel is acquired by the courier it becomes the couriers full responsibility to deliver said parcel safely and timely.  Rugged Circuits is not responsible for refunding any loss associated with courier, nor is Rugged Circuits responsible for any delivery date guarantees associated with expedited or standard services.