First I need to know exactly what you want and your zip code. So I can figure out the box size and weight. Fedex charges according to the box size,weight and zip code. (We do not make a penny on shipping. You get our Fedex 44% discount) Without that information I can not give you a shipping quote. Invert orders can sometimes be shipped to arrive second day (weather permitting 55-85 deg the whole trip) and save up to 50% on shipping cost.
If you get your shipment delivered to a Fedex location close to you.
1)The fish will be in the box up to 6 hours less. And can be picked up as early as 10:00 AM
2)your package will not ride around in a hot or cold truck.
3)There will be less handleing and less stress.
4)You will not have to pay the Fedex charge of 2.50 home delivery
1)You will have to go and pick it up.
I can get the location address for you. Or you can call 800-go-fedex or go to Fedex.com to find a location that works best for you. Then let me know the location you perfer.
We pack "next day" FedEx small orders Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Larger orders are shipped with commercial airlines for Tuesday arrival only. (Up to 5 times cheaper for orders 100 pounds or more) We pack for most kinds of weather and a small fish will be OK in a box for as long as 48 hours. Most of the time they are boxed in Styrofoam, then cardboard. We use ice packs or heat packs when needed. We welcome hobbiest who just want a few things. But a large presentage of our business is with public aquariums and pet shops. Shops should email proof of there business for wholesale pricing.
We guarantee live arrival for overnight shipping only. Any other shipping is at your own risk. We will not ship if we feel the shipment will not make it alive. If you have any problems (which is rare) you need to contact us ASAP and we will do everything possible to keep you happy. The shipping costs are your responsibility.