- Orders placed Monday through Thursday typically ship the same or next business day.
- Most orders placed Friday, Saturday, or Sunday ship the next business day (Monday). Though we process your orders 7 days a week, our carriers pick up packages Monday through Friday only.
FREE economy ground shipping on all orders $19 or more. A low flat rate charge of $6.99 will apply to orders under $19 (product total does not include applicable tax). FREE shipping and low flat rate shipping applies to economy ground shipping to 48 connecting states only. Additional shipping charges may apply for expedited and air shipments. The blue airplane symbol indicates items requiring additional shipping fees on expedited or air orders.
We strongly recommend air service to ensure your vaccines arrive in peak condition. Due to the temperature sensitivity of vaccines, we will not be able to replace or accept returns on vaccines that are shipped ground service.
All orders for Alaska, Hawaii, & U.S. Territories require Air Delivery. Please select your expedited delivery option during checkout.
We offer (unless otherwise noted on the product page):
Delivery by Friday is available for most of our products for Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air service to any address in the 48 connected states as long as we receive your order by 1:00 PM CST, Thursday for Next Day Service, or by 1:00 PM CST, Wednesday for 2nd Day Air service.
- Economy Ground (5-7 business days)
We select the most cost-efficient carrier to deliver your order once it's ready to be shipped. Our primary carrier of choice is UPS SurePost which sometimes utilizes USPS for final delivery. In the event your shipping address does not accept postal deliveries, we'll select a different carrier.
- Standard Ground (Up to 5 business days)
Our primary carrier of choice is UPS Ground. Orders shipping to a PO box will be sent via USPS.
- Expedited (2-4 business days)
- UPS 2nd Day Air® (2 business days)
- UPS Next Day Air® (next business day)
- UPS Next Day Air® Saturday (where available by zip code)
For orders OVER $19*:
Economy Ground: FREE
- Standard Ground: $5.99
- Expedited: $16.99
- UPS 2nd Day Air®: $19.99
- UPS Next Day Air®: $24.99
- UPS Next Day Air® Saturday**: $39.99
For orders UNDER $19*:
*FREE economy ground shipping on all orders $19 or more. A low flat rate charge of $6.99 will apply to orders under $19 (product total does not include applicable tax). FREE shipping and low flat rate shipping applies to economy ground shipping to 48 connecting states only. Additional shipping charges may apply for expedited and air shipments; all orders for Alaska, Hawaii, & U.S. Territories require Air Delivery. The blue airplane symbol indicates items requiring additional shipping fees on expedited or air orders.
Economy Ground: $6.99
- Standard Ground: $12.98
- Expedited: $23.98
- UPS 2nd Day Air®: $26.98
- UPS Next Day Air®: $31.98
- UPS Next Day Air® Saturday**: $46.98
**UPS Overnight Saturday delivery can be utilized where available based on zip code.
Shipping to a Different Address
If you wish to send your complete order to an address that is different than the billing address you provide us, simply enter the delivery address in the Ship To Information page during Checkout.
All shipments to APO/FPO addresses are sent via USPS to distributing military centers in the U.S., at which time the military service assumes responsibility for shipping. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.
NOTE: The following items cannot be shipped to an APO/FPO address: oversized items, vaccines, electronic items, and some meat products. Please contact customer service at 1-800-381-7179, or by email, to determine the exact restrictions.
Follow these steps when entering an APO or FPO address
- Enter the recipient's full name and address in the relevant fields
- Enter APO or FPO in the City field.
- Enter AE in the State field if the recipient is stationed in Europe, Canada, Africa, or the Middle East. Enter AA if the recipient is stationed in the Americas. Enter AP if the recipient is stationed in Asia or the Pacific.
- Regardless of where the recipient is stationed, select "United States" from the Country drop-down menu.
If you wish to ship outside of the United States, please Contact Us beforehand with a list of your order item numbers so we may provide you with a custom shipping quote from our international carrier. For your convenience, we recommend sending your list via Email. You may also use our toll free number to contact our Customer Service Department: 1-800-381-7179.
Shipping to Canada
Prices and rates listed are in U.S. Dollars. Flat rate fee ($19.99 US) plus 12% International Surcharge based on merchandise value apply. Online orders ground shipping only; please call 800-381-7179 for expedited shipping. Please expect approximately 7-10 business days for delivery. Sorry, certain items (including prescription medications, foods, and flea & tick preventives) are not eligible for Canadian delivery. Just look for the Maple Leaf to see what items are available to ship to Canada.
Splitting an Order Between Two Shipping Addresses
If you are splitting the order between two addresses (i.e. sending some products to one address and other products to a different address), each order will need to be entered separately. See "Shipping to a Different Address" above for instructions on sending products to an address different than your billing address. Shipping and handling charges will be added to each order.
How to Track Your Order
Customers who provide an email address will receive order status updates. These may include an order confirmation email, followed by a shipping notification email including tracking information if available.
To track your package and view its estimated arrival date you can:
- Click here: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/tracking and simply enter your invoice number or tracking number to view the status of your order shipment.
- Click the link provided in the shipping notification email to be directed to the shipper's website. Detailed tracking information will be updated as the shipment progresses.
If your tracking status isn't immediately available, please check again in the next 12 hours.