Shipping

We are committed to getting your product to your door as efficiently as possible. We offer a variety of shipping carriers and options such as Free Shipping, Flat Rate Shipping, and Express Delivery. See the options listed on this page for more information.

Note: Keep in mind that while we may process your order, we do not ship on weekends or holidays.



SHIPPING CARRIERS

You have several shipping options to choose from: USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS (United Parcel Service), OnTrac, FedEx, or DHL Worldwide Express. All shipping options have tracking available and are insured.


SIGN FOR DELIVERY

We know how important your items are to you. To help you keep peace of mind, orders over $400 default to having a signature required for delivery. You do have the option to opt out of a required signature for delivery if you so choose. See details below.

Note: When orders contain HazMat items or have been paid via PayPal (over $750), a signature is ALWAYS required.

If you would like to sign for your package (i.e., they can’t deliver it unless someone signs for it), then in the shipping options leave the “signature for delivery” box UNCHECKED.

Do NOT require a signature delivery box unchecked

If you don’t want to sign for your package (i.e., they can leave it on your porch), then in the shipping options make sure that you CHECK the “signature for delivery” box.

Do NOT require a signature delivery box checked

SHIPPING TIMES

Orders placed by 2:00pm PST typically ship same day.

However, during weekends, holidays, and unexpected spikes in order volume, it make take us a little bit longer to get your order out.


SHIPPING OPTIONS & DELIVERY OPTIONS

Super Saver Shipping

Let’s face it, no one really likes to pay for shipping. You’re already purchasing an incredibly cool new hobby item and adding shipping on top of that is just a downer.

It’s because of that bothersome shipping fee that we decided to change how we do shipping.

Enter in our “Super Saver Shipping.” In short, when you shop with us, you’ll almost never* have to pay full price on shipping.

With our Super Saver Shipping, AMain Hobbies pays a portion, if not all, of the shipping cost. Letting you leave that bothersome shipping fee for when you shop somewhere else!

Orders using our “Super Saver Shipping” method may take up to 10 business days for delivery as we use the most cost-effective shipping option.

*Super Saver Shipping does not apply to clearance items.

Free Shipping Over $99

We are happy to announce that we offer free shipping on most orders over $99 within the 48 contiguous United States (excluding taxes, fees, & gift certificates)*.

Orders using our Free Shipping method may take up to 10 business days for delivery as we use the most cost effective shipping option.

Offer applies to eligible orders shipped within the contiguous 48 United States. Orders shipped to P.O. Boxes, Military APO/FPO address, Alaska, and Hawaii are often eligible to receive free shipping but not guaranteed.

*Some restrictions apply: Orders ineligible for this option include, but may not be limited to oversized, hazardous materials (such as fuel), and items on clearance.

$1.99 Flat Rate Shipping

$1.99 Flat Rate Shipping applies to merchandise sitewide with smaller and lighter shipping requirements. All eligible items including parts, tires, accessories, nutritional items and more, will be marked with the text “$1.99 Flat Rate shipping.”

There are no minimum order values to meet, so you can order as often as you want, as many items as you want, for only $1.99 shipping.

Offer applies to all eligible orders shipped within the contiguous 48 states where multiple carries are available. Orders shipped to P.O. boxes and military APO/FPO addresses are eligible to receive “Discount Super Saver Shipping”.

$3.99 Rush Processing

Need to rush your order? You will see the “Rush Processing” option under the Shipping Option section during checkout. This option allows you to pay a nominal handling fee to give your order a boost in priority handling so that your order is printed, pulled, and shipped faster than other orders.

This option is FREE to our VIP Platinum Members.

Need to receive your order by a certain date and unsure which shipping option to choose? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you decide!

Express Delivery Shipping

Need our fastest delivery service? We’ve got you covered! Your estimated delivery date will be listed for each shipping method during checkout.

To see your express delivery shipping options, please check the box labeled “Show all Shipping Options.”

Shipping FAQs

All shipping options and pricing will be shown before you finish your checkout and complete your order. To check what it will cost, place the desired items into your shopping cart and start the checkout process (you will need to either log-in or continue to checkout as a guest).

Orders over $400 require a signature by default. If you would like to require a signature for a smaller delivery please check the "Require a Signature for Delivery" box in Shipping Options.

Require a signature delivery box checked

Orders under $400 will not require a signature by default. Orders over $400 require a signature by default. If you would like to remove the signature required please check the "Do NOT require a Signature for Delivery" box in Shipping Options.

Orders with HazMat materials and orders over $750 (paid via PayPal) MUST have a signature to be delivered, and may not opt out.

Do NOT require a signature delivery box checked

Orders placed by 2:00pm PST typically ship same day.

However, during weekends, holidays, and unexpected spikes in order volume, it make take us a little bit longer to get your order out.

To determine how long it may take for your order to be processed, please read below for an estimated shipping timeline.

Shipping Carrier SelectedTypically Ships Within (Business Days)
UPS Next Day, 2 DaySame Day*
UPS 3-Day1 Day
USPS Priority Mail / Express Mail1 Day
UPS Ground, OnTrac1 Day
USPS First Class Mail, Parcel Post1 - 2 Days
UPS -> Post Office (UPS SurePost or UPS Mail Innovations)1 - 2 Days
FREE Super Saver Shipping1 - 2 Days

Again, the times listed above are estimated and we do not guarantee that orders will leave within those time frames. Weekends and holidays DO NOT count as days of shipping.

*Processing time is dependent on order volume. An estimated delivery date will be provided during checkout.

We know having to pay full price for shipping can be the sole reason you decide not to make a purchase online, so we want to help!

At AMain Hobbies you’ll almost never* have to pay full price for shipping ever again.

  • For orders under $99, we will cover a portion of the shipping cost for you, meaning you only have to pay a fraction of what shipping your order to you would normally cost.
  • For orders over $99, if eligible, we will cover all of the shipping for you (meaning shipping is free for you).
  • For orders over $99 that are ineligible for our free shipping option (such as orders that are oversized or contains hazardous materials like fuel), we will cover a portion of the shipping cost for you. Again, this means you only have to pay a fraction of what shipping your order to you would normally cost.
  • Our “Super Saver Shipping” will always show up on our checkout page. You will see the label, like below, and the default option selected will be the Super Saver Shipping method. Again, sometimes shipping will be free and other times you get a heavily discounted shipping cost.

    Super Saver Shipping screenshot

    Orders using our “Super Saver Shipping” method may take up to 10 business days for delivery as we use the most cost-effective shipping option.

    Note: Orders that contain hazardous materials have to pay a hazard shipping fee which we do not cover for you.

    *Super Saver Shipping does not apply to clearance items.

    When shipping to a P.O. Box, Military APO/FPO address, Alaska, or Hawaii you will always receive our Super Saver Shipping*, meaning you almost never have to pay full price for shipping.

    Yet, the final amount you’ll pay for shipping all depends on the items you are ordering.

    For orders over $99 shipped to one of these addresses, you’ll always get our Super Saver Shipping and sometimes you’ll even receive our Free Shipping option. Again, eligibility for the Free Shipping option is dependent on the items you are ordering.

    To determine what you’ll pay (or not pay) for shipping, place your desired items into your shopping cart and start the checkout process. You’ll need to either log-in or continue to checkout as guest.

    *Super Saver Shipping does not apply to clearance items.

    We are happy to announce that we offer free shipping on most orders over $99 within the 48 contiguous United States (excluding taxes, fees, & gift certificates)*.

    Items that qualify for free shipping on their own are marked with "FREE Shipping Eligible” on the product page, as shown below:

    Free Shipping shown on a product

    You’ll know if your order gets free shipping once you land on the checkout page and see a FREE next to one of the shipping options, like below:

    Free Shipping shown in checkout

    Some restrictions apply: Canceling items, changing your shipping address and/or shipping method, or combining orders may affect your cart’s free shipping eligibility.

    Items ineligible for free shipping include (but may not be limited to):

  • Fuel
  • Oversized Items
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Unique Addresses
  • Orders using our Free Shipping method may take up to 10 business days for delivery as we use the most cost-effective shipping option.

    Offer applies to eligible orders shipped within the contiguous 48 United States. Orders shipped to P.O. Boxes, Military APO/FPO address, Alaska, and Hawaii are often eligible to receive free shipping but not guaranteed (click here for more details on shipping to one of these addresses).

    *Order must exceed $99 before taxes and fees.

    It applies to merchandise with smaller and lighter shipping requirements.

    Eligible items will be marked with the text “$1.99 Flat Rate Shipping.”

    There are no minimum order values to meet, so you can order as often as you want, as many items as you want, for only $1.99 shipping.

    Orders eligible* for our $1.99 Flat Rate Shipping, will ship via the most cost-effective shipping method; this will typically be USPS First Class but may ship via other methods when applicable.

    Orders shipped using this method may take 3-7 business days for delivery.

    Offer may be used in conjunction with other promotions. Canceling items, combining orders, or changing your shipping address or shipping method may affect your order’s eligibility for our $1.99 Flat Rate Shipping. How do I take advantage of this shipping offer?

    1. Place merchandise marked with $1.99 Flat Rate Shipping text in your shopping cart
    2. Proceed to checkout
    3. Select the $1.99 Flat Rate Shipping option
    4. Complete checkout process
    5. Enjoy $1.99 Flat Rate Shipping!

    Yes! We call this “Rush Processing.”

    On the checkout page, you will see this option below. Make sure you check the box.

    This will allow you to pay a $3.99 handling fee to give your order a boost in priority handling so that your order is printed, pulled, and shipped faster than other orders.

    Rush Processing shown in checkout

    Absolutely! To see your estimated delivery dates during checkout, please check the box labeled “Show all Shipping Options.”

    Show All Shipping Options shown in checkout

    Please note UPS and USPS express services information below:

    UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver (1 Day), and UPS 2nd Day Air (2 Day):
    Next Day Air orders received on Friday will be delivered on Monday. No deliveries will be made on Saturday, Sunday, or UPS observed holidays. Please note that a signature may be required before the delivery person can release the package.

    USPS Express Mail (2-4 Days):
    Express Mail orders shipped on Friday will be delivered Saturday or Monday. No deliveries will be made on Sunday or USPS observed holidays. Please note that a signature may be required before the delivery person can release the package.

    Absolutely! If you select the Saturday delivery option under the section “Shipping Options,” only the shipping methods that provide Saturday delivery will be shown on the screen.

    Note: USPS may show up, but they are not guaranteed to deliver on Saturdays. To guarantee a Saturday delivery, please be sure to choose the guaranteed Saturday delivery options available with UPS (these are shown as the higher priced options).

    Saturday Delivery shown in checkout