Shipping Information

 

All shipping methods are subject to logistical delays outside of our control.
Once your order leaves our facility, we are unable to influence or change delivery methods or speed.

 

Our available ship methods are: USPS, FedEx & Speedee Delivery Service.
  • Some manufacturer-direct methods may vary.
  • USPS picks up around 9amCST every morning.
    • First Class 3-5 days nationwide
    • Priority 2-3 days nationwide
  • FedEx pick up is 4pmCST.
  • Speedee Delivery Service is available only to the following states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and parts of Missouri.

Speedee does not have online integration. If you fall within Speedee territory, please leave in your order notes that you’d prefer Speedee. Speedee is a 2-4 day ship time to all the locations they serve.

Sample Orders

AFM sample orders will ship USPS next business day. <4 samples are shipped First Class, 5+ are automatically upgraded to Priority.

  • Samples sent to Canada incur additional shipping/handling fees. You will be contacted upon purchase for due postage.

Design samples ship within 7 business days on average.

Regular Orders

Most orders will ship same day if placed before 2pm CST, however we reserve a 1-3 business day processing time based on order volume and availability unless it is marked a special order item. Lead times on non-stocked items will vary by product: please contact us if you are concerned.

Some notes-

  • Please note that USPS Priority is not considered “express” or “expedited” and will not be treated as such.
  • We work hard to get your stock orders out the same day whenever possible.
Express Orders
  • We have a 12pm CST cutoff for express shipments. If your order is placed after 12pm CST, it will ship express the next business day.
  • Please be aware FedEx Express operates exclusively Monday-Friday.

Cold Weather Shipping

Due to the nature of water-based products, we must be mindful about shipping during cold weather. Neither FedEx, USPS, Speedee or the LTL carriers which we contract with will guarantee heated trucks or safe delivery of non-frozen product during the winter months.  While we will still fill your order, we cannot be liable for shipments that arrive frozen. This is the purchasers responsibility. If you have concerns, please contact us before placing your order.

Ship Method Adjustments

If you order cannot be delivered by your chosen delivery method, your shipper may change without notice. Refunds/shipping adjustments will be made accordingly and you will be contacted if any monetary adjustments occur.

We do our best to ensure your order is arrives in excellent condition, however some shippers (USPS, FedEx & Speedee Delivery Service are our methods) are not appropriate for some products.

Some manufacturers who ship direct may change your shipping method without notice. This is out of out control. If you have concerns, please call.

Canada

Orders shipping to Canada may incur extra shipping/handling charges not specified on product listings. Please be aware promotions offering “free shipping” apply only to the contiguous United States. Additional shipping will be handled via PayPal or credit card over the phone.

Special Order Items

Depending on lead time, availability and shipping conditions, special order items may take several weeks. We’ll maintain communication and give you updates on your order’s timeline.

Transit Maps

USPS Priority Transit Times

*Please keep in mind these are ESTIMATES, not guaranteed delivery time windows. The postal service does it’s best and oftentimes if something has gone awry during shipment, we’ll have to wait it out for confirmation of non-delivery to reship your product.

THIS MAP DOES NOT APPLY TO USPS FIRST CLASS, which is 3-5 days nationwide. Tracking is provided for both First Class & Priority Services.

This map is for estimation purposes only. While we are fast moving machine here at GDC, we reserve 1-3 day turnaround time for your order before dispatch; please plan accordingly.

FedEx Ground Transit Times

*Please keep in mind these are ESTIMATES, not guaranteed delivery time windows. FedEx does its best and oftentimes if something has gone wrong during shipment, we have to wait for confirmation of non-delivery to reship your product, or at the very least, a confirmation of delivery exception (damage).

The map below applies to FEDEX GROUND ONLY (commercial locations) and operates Monday – Friday.

FEDEX HOME DELIVERY (residential locations) operates 7 days a week in most residential areas, however not all areas are covered. For all intents and purposes this map is accurate for Home Delivery with addition delivery days on Saturday/Sunday. While we are fast moving machine here at GDC, we reserve 1-3 day turnaround time for regular, in stock items before dispatch; please plan accordingly. This map, of course, does not apply to Express or Overnight services.