Shipping Information

Standard Shipping Charges

Ground shipping charges for orders to be delivered within the contiguous 48 United States are based on the number of unique items in your order for orders totaling under $99.00; orders $99.00 or more ship free. Charges for orders to be delivered to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico are based on order total.

Orders Shipping to any of the 48 Contiguous States

FedEx Home Delivery or FedEx Smartpost
Best Value

1st product (any quantity)

$4.99  

2nd product (any quantity)

+ $1.99  

3rd - 9th products (any quantity)

+ $0.99 each  

Maxiumum Standard Freight Charge (Orders under $99 with 10 or more products, any quantities)

$13.95  

Orders $99 or More

FREE*  

Orders Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico

US Priority Mail

up to $98.99

$14.95*

$99.00 and up

15%*

Consumer orders within the 48 contiguous states will ship either FedEx @ Home Delivery or FedEx SmartPost within 1–2 business days of receipt of your order. The carrier used is determined after an order is placed and depends on the merchandise ordered and the delivery address. If your postal address is different from your physical address, please provide both. Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

Typical business orders to a physical address within the 48 contiguous states normally will be shipped via FedEx Best Value within 1–2 business days of receipt of your order. Orders for schools and institutions will be shipped via FedEx Ground within eight business days of receipt. Orders will be delivered within 1–5 business days after shipping. Most stock orders will ship FedEx whenever possible; however, oversized or overweight orders may ship via freight line. In those cases average transit times will be extended and a delivery signature is required. See a map with expected FedEx Ground shipping times.

* On any air shipments, and on all orders shipped outside the 48 contiguous states or to APO/FPO addresses, there may be additional freight charges on some orders. You will be notified prior to shipment.

Please note that hazardous items cannot be shipped to destinations outside the continental U.S.

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Expedited Shipping Rates (based on total order weight)

FedEx Fast2Day*

Fast2Day

FedEx Express One Day Air

Overnight Express

Charge per Shipment
(up to 1 lb)

  $14.95

$25.95

Charge per Additional Pound
(up to 40 lbs)

  $0.80/lb

$1.60/lb

Shipments over 40 Pounds

TBD*

TBD*

* For orders over 40 pounds, orders to Alaska and Hawaii, and orders that include items marked as FOB or Truck Shipment, you will receive a freight quote for air shipment after the order has been placed. We will contact you via e-mail or phone with your freight quote within one business day. Orders do not ship without approval, and can be cancelled up until that time.

Please note that hazardous items cannot be shipped to destinations outside the continental U.S.

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Notes on Shipping Rates

Due to occasional carrier rate increases, the shipping rates shown above may differ from the rates that appear in previously published catalogs. Currently, we offer FREE SHIPPING for merchandise orders totaling $99 or more (with some exceptions). Shipping rates are subject to change without notice.

All shipping methods require a physical address. USPS Parcel Post is available only if you have no physical address (i.e., a Post Office Box), and FedEx Ground charges will apply.

International Orders: Any order being shipped to an address outside the 48 contiguous states or to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico will be charged actual shipping charges. Read more about International Shipping.

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Free Shipping

Merchandise orders totaling $99 or more ship freight-free via FedEx Best Value whenever possible. Oversized or overweight orders will ship via a freight line. In those cases, the free freight offer includes curbside delivery only. Additional services performed at the time of the delivery such as lift gate and inside delivery will incur additional charges. The average transit times will be extended for freight line deliveries and a delivery signature is required.

Exceptions: Additional shipping charges will be added to factory-direct shipments, international orders, and shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. Shipments of certain stocked art materials will be made by truck and will be billed an additional charge. These art materials include: paper and kraft rolls (500 and 1000 ft rolls), stretched canvas 36" × 36" and larger, linoleum rolls, any combination of clay, plaster, sand, and molding material totaling 50 lbs or more, packages of foamboard, both quartet Table-mounted Ingento Cutters, the 906 II Etching Press, the 999 and 999 II Etching Presses, the Master Etch and Master Etch II Presses, the Master Etch Bench, all kilns and pottery wheels, and some shelters. Paper and boards sold individually are subject to an additional handling charge regardless of quantity ordered. Some stocked furniture and easels will be shipped by truck and customers will be billed an additional cost.

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Gift Cards

Gift Cards are shipped free of charge via First Class mail (additional charges will apply for two-day and overnight delivery).

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Factory-Direct (FOB)

Items shipped directly from the factory (noted as FOB, or Freight-On-Board), are billed an additional cost for shipping and handling. FOB shipping charges may depend on destination as well as weight. Please allow additional time for delivery. Some items shipped directly from the factory may not be eligible for express shipping. You will be notified if the item you ordered cannot be shipped express.

Although items shipped from the factory incur additional shipping charges, the cost of the items themselves applies toward the $175 free shipping offer. For example, if you order a $155 easel that is shipped directly from the factory, plus $25 in items that are stocked in our distribution center, you will pay an additional FOB charge for the easel. However, since your total order is over $175, the items that are stocked qualify for free shipping from our distribution center. Therefore, it is to your advantage to order additional stocked items when placing an order that requires factory shipment.

If you need to know the exact charges for factory shipment and special handling to your destination, we encourage you to place your order by calling (800) 828-4548. Our trained telephone sales representatives are available to discuss your special shipping requirements between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm CST, seven days a week. International customers, please call (309) 343-6181. In addition, our toll-free telephone order number is located at the bottom of every page on the Dick Blick website.

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Truck Shipment

Truck shipment delivers your order to your curb or dock. The charge varies based on distance, weight, bulk, and other factors. While all carriers establish their own rates for delivery, our shipping department selects the best carrier based on service, price, and availability. A physical address and phone number are required for delivery.

The minimum charge to a commercial address is approximately $105. For an additional $30 charge, a smaller truck with a lift gate will lower your merchandise from the truck to the ground. For an additional $20 charge, your order can be moved from the curb to a ground-level location just inside your door. Delivery drivers cannot move items up or down stairs or to a specific location. Uncrating and disposing of packing materials is not included. Questions? Call (800) 828-4548.

Consolidating two or more orders should be considered to make the most of the minimum charge. Schools should allow three weeks delivery time for truck shipment orders placed from July 1 through August 15.

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Shipping Methods and Expected Shipping Times

FedEx Best Value Shipping

Our warehouse system determines the carrier that is most efficient for your delivery based upon several factors, including merchandise ordered and delivery address. Consumer orders within the 48 contiguous states will ship either FedEx SmartPost or FedEx @ Home Delivery within 1–2 business days of receipt and will be delivered within 2–7 business days after leaving our warehouse. If your postal address is different from your physical address, please provide both.

Blick uses FedEx SmartPost for most residential deliveries. This service uses your local post office for the final mile to your home or to your Post Office Box. If you prefer FedEx @ Home Delivery Service, select it as an option during checkout. A small surcharge will apply.

Commercial Orders

Allow two business days for order processing, plus 1–5 business days after your order leaves our warehouse. Orders placed on weekends or holidays will be shipped the next business day. FedEx orders can be tracked while in transit; when your order ships, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you containing a tracking number and other information. FedEx cannot deliver to a Post Office Box or to APO/FPO addresses; shipments to either will arrive via USPS Parcel Post. See a map with expected FedEx Ground shipping times.

FedEx @ Home Delivery

If you wish to specify that your package be delivered by FedEx @ Home Delivery only, simply select FedEx @ Home Delivery during checkout. FedEx @ Home Delivery orders are shipped within two business days of receipt. Orders placed on weekends or holidays will ship the next business day. A small surcharge will apply. See a map with expected FedEx Ground shipping times.

FedEx Overnight Express/FedEx Fast2Day

These shipments are expedited during the order process and must be placed before 3:00 pm CST to receive next business day or second business day service. Orders placed after 3:00 pm CST will ship the next business day and thus will require one extra day for delivery. For items shipped directly from the factory (FOB), please add an additional day for processing. You will receive an order tracking number via e-mail when your order has been processed.

US Postal Service

Orders shipping to APO/FPO addresses, along with Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and US Pacific Territories are shipped via the US Postal Service. Please allow additional time for delivery.

Third Party Shipping Note

Due to our long history of significant shipping volume, Blick has already negotiated very favorable shipping terms with major nationwide carriers for small and large orders, as well as offering free shipping on orders that meet our minimum dollar requirements. Therefore, it is rarely advantageous to our customers for us to work through a third-party shipping consultant.

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