How We Calculate Shipping and Processing Charges For Your Order
The Shipping and Processing charge is designed to cover costs incurred by The Vermont Country Store for the services we provide that allow our customers the convenience of ordering from our catalog and website and receiving home-delivery of our products. These costs include expenses incurred in connection with: processing your order in our Customer Service Department, packaging, shipping and processing the products you order in our Distribution department, receiving and processing orders occasionally returned to us and performing other support functions associated with these services.
As you shop our site, we give you an estimate of the shipping and processing charges for your order. We calculate this estimate based on shipment to addresses in the continental USA via the US Postal Service. At checkout, we calculate the final shipping and processing charges for your order based on the value of your order and how you tell us you want us to ship your order.
We start by calculating shipping and processing charges as follows:
• Each "ship-to" address requires a separate shipping and processing charge
• For each address, we calculate the shipping and processing charges based on the total value of your order as follows:
Standard Shipping and Processing*
Standard Plus Shipping and Processing**
Express Shipping and Processing***
|Overnight Shipping and Processing***|
|Total For Goods||
(3-9 Business Days)
(3-6 Business Days)
(2-3 Business Days)
|up to $9.99||$3.95||$5.95||$11.95||$18.95|
|$10.00 - $24.99||$5.95||$7.95||$13.95||$20.95|
|$25.00 - $39.99||$7.95||$9.95||$15.95||$22.95|
|$40.00 - $54.99||$10.95||$12.95||$18.95||$25.95|
|$55.00 - $79.99||$13.95||$15.95||$21.95||$28.95|
|$80.00 - $99.99||$16.95||$18.95||$24.95||$31.95|
|$100.00 - $119.99||$18.95||$20.95||$26.95||$33.95|
*Standard Shipping is via the US Postal Service, Continental U.S. Only. Allow 12-15 business days to AK/HI
**Standard Plus Shipping is via FedEx - Street Address needed for delivery
***Order Monday through Thursday by 12:00PM Eastern time for Express and Overnight Shipping
A physical address is required for Express or Overnight delivery
For shipping and processing charge information on orders outside the U.S. Territories, call customer service at: 1-800-547-7849.
Most orders will be delivered within 3-10 business days. Please note this excludes AK, HI, PR and the VI.