At RC Hobby
Explosion we are committed to providing you with a good selection
of competitively priced shipping options to get your R/C order delivered
to you fast! The following information should answer most questions
about the shipping process. If you don't find an answer to your
question, please call us toll-free at 866-729-4940 or send us an
We will do everything we can to get an answer to your shipping question
Other Important Shipping
Same-Day Shipping: Most orders for in-stock items
received on a business day before 12:00pm CST will be shipped the same day.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee this as seasonal and daily volumes may
prevent same-day shipping in some cases. However, please note that all in-stock
orders placed before 12:00 CST will be shipped no later than the following
business day. If you have an emergency order that must be shipped on the
day the order is placed, please call us at 866-729-4940 to confirm.
Choice of Carrier: In most cases the carrier you
choose at checkout will be the agent that delivers your order. However,
RC Hobby Explosion reserves the right to substitute another carrier that
might be able to either (1) deliver your order faster, or (2) better handle
an order of the particular size, composition, and weight. The most common
examples would be substituting USPS for Federal Express Ground or vice-versa.
Important: Please note that shipping upgrades
(Federal Express) will
always be delivered by the carrier
chosen at checkout.
Alaska & Hawaii: All shipments to Alaska and Hawaii,
unless upgraded to Federal Express, are delivered via USPS Priority or
How Long Does it Take?: Please refer to the delivery
timetable below for estimated delivery times with each option.
All delivery estimates are from date shipped and are in business
Note: USPS Priority Mail does deliver on Saturday at
no additional cost.
USPS Standard Mail:
(Used for small orders - No HI & AK)
Usually delivers within 10 days
USPS Priority Mail:
(Used for small orders + HI & AK)
Usually delivers within 3 days
Federal Express Ground:
Delivery in 1-4 days
FedEx Express Saver:
Delivery by 4:30pm on 3rd day (7pm to residences)
Delivery by 4:30pm on 2nd day (7pm to residences)
FedEx Standard Overnight:
Delivery by 3pm next day to most addresses (4:30pm
to rural areas)
FedEx Priority Overnight:
Delivery by 10:30am next day to most addresses (5pm
in remote areas)
Federal Express Upgraded Shipping: In some cases,
the Federal Express upgraded shipping cost shown at checkout will not accurately
reflect the charge for an order of a particular size and weight. If the
cost to ship via Federal Express will be higher than the amount shown at
checkout, we will notify you immediately and before we ship the order (The
reason for this possible increase is that Federal Express calculates their
rates based on two criteria: (1) the actual weight of the shipment; and
(2) the dimensional weight of the shipment. For example, a 26 x 14 x 14
carton weighing 10 pounds would cost more that an 18 x 10 x 10 carton weighing
the same 10 pounds. As the bigger carton takes up more of the airplane,
the cost is higher. Although our system can calculate the exact weight of
your order, it cannot determine the exact size carton your order will be
placed in. Fortunately, most of the time the upgraded shipping costs provided
at checkout are 100% correct.)
Note: All Federal Express deliveries are shipped
delivery signature required unless customer waives
this requirement and advises RC Hobby Explosion via email that they
will accept liability should shipment be stolen after delivery.
Parts Orders: Most parts-only orders are shipped
via USPS Priority Mail. Some of our competition advertise "express shipping"
on parts for under $4.00. What they don't tell you is that your order is
being sent via USPS Parcel Post, which can take more than 10 days for delivery.
To get USPS Priority Mail service, the cost goes up substantially. You will
be happy to know that when RC Hobby Explosion ships via USPS Priority Mail,
we do it for less than the other guys so you don't have the big upcharge
or the long wait.
Hazardous Materials:All hazardous materials
(nitro fuel, LiPo batteries, e.g.) must be shipped via ground service
RC Hobby Explosion complies with all Hazmat regulations as stipulated by
the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
International Orders: RC Hobby Explosion does not
deliver to international destinations. We do ship within the continental
United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
FREE SHIPPING RULES & EXCLUSIONS
1) Savox Servos - Savox servos will be shipped either by USPS First Class Mail or USPS Priority Mail depending on the size of the order.
2) Larger Items (cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, etc.) - All larger items with a FREE SHIPPING promotion will be shipped by one of the economy shipping methods including, but not limited to, USPS Parcel Post, FedEx Smartpost, UPS Smartpost, and FedEx Home Delivery. These methods can take as many as 10 business days to deliver, but this offers a no-cost free shipping option if time is not a concern.
1.) Due to the extremely high cost of shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, Free Shipping
promotions apply only to orders shipped within the continental United States. Unfortunately,
we cannot provide free shipping for Alaska and Hawaii.
2.) Specific items marked as eligible for Free Shipping - If you select a
Free Shipping eligible item and other items that do not qualify for free shipping
or have a free shipping promotion, you will only be charged for shipping of the
additional non-qualifying items. The Free Shipping item, however, will not have
its weight calculated into the final shipping cost.
3.) Free Shipping Coupon or Promotional Codes - Please note that
Free Shipping Coupon Codes can be used towards all items on our website except the
Returns of Free Shipping Items - If a customer voluntarily returns an unused product to us, the shipping cost originally paid by RC Hobby Explosion will be deducted from any refunds issued.
- Oversized items
- Hazardous materials (such as nitro fuel)