Most orders will ship within 24 hours. If you order over a weekend, expect your order to ship on Monday or Tuesday. Orders can be delayed an extra day when there is a holiday, a large shipment from Miyuki, or a question about the order. You can call or email if there is any question about the shipping estimate. We are shipping from Portland, Maine.

Shipping within the USA

First Class Mail

  • 2-8 business days
  • delivery time is not guaranteed
  • best for small orders
  • best for less urgent orders
  • tracking is less reliable
  • insurance collection is slow

Priority Mail

  • 1-5 business days
  • delivery time is not guaranteed
  • best speed to west coast
  • most popular shipping option
  • tracking is fairly reliable
  • insurance collection is slow

UPS Ground

  • 1-5 business days
  • delivery time is guaranteed
  • best for large volume orders
  • best for high value orders
  • very reliable tracking
  • insurance collection is fast

UPS 3-day

  • 3 business days after ship date
  • delivery time is guaranteed
  • best for urgent orders
  • best for high value orders
  • very reliable tracking
  • insurance collection is fast

UPS 2-day

  • 2 business days after ship date
  • delivery time is guaranteed
  • best for urgent orders
  • best for high value orders
  • very reliable tracking
  • insurance collection is fast

UPS Next Day Air

  • 1 business days after ship date
  • delivery time is guaranteed
  • best for very urgent orders
  • best for high value orders
  • very reliable tracking
  • insurance collection is fast


Estimated UPS Ground time in transit from our warehouse in Maine:
Overnight to most of ME, NH, MA, CT, RI & VT
2-days to NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, OH, WV & VA
3-days to MN, WI, MI, IA, IL, IN, MO, KY, TN, NC, SC, GA & FL
4 or 5 days to all other states.

International Shipping

Please be aware that duty or customs fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Priority Mail International

  • may take a very long time to arrive
  • delivery time is not guaranteed
  • best for small orders
  • best for less urgent orders
  • tracking is not reliable
  • insurance claims are filed after 45 days

UPS Expedited

  • 2-5 business days
  • delivery time is not guaranteed
  • best for high value orders
  • most popular international shipping
  • tracking is fairly reliable
  • insurance collection is less slow

UPS Express

  • 1-3 business days
  • delivery time is not guaranteed
  • best for large volume orders
  • best for high value orders
  • tracking is fairly reliable
  • insurance collection is less slow