Where We Ship

We ship exclusively to Street Addresses in the USA.

Free Shipping

We will ship your order free of charge under the following conditions:

  • Order on-line on this website
  • Minimum $59.00 in merchandise per destination
  • Destination must be within the 48 contiguous states of the USA
  • Regular (Ground) handling only
  • Orders for normal consumer household use and gift giving

Not applicable:

  • Not applicable on Priority Handling service
  • Not applicable on items that are described with surcharges
  • Not applicable on charges relating to Shipping Redirection, Refusal, and other unauthorized changes
  • Not applicable on *larger quantities than normal for consumer household use or gift giving

Regular Handling

To street addresses and businesses in the U.S.

Shipping Charge
Per Destination
Order Total 48 States AK & HI
May not apply on items marked for surcharges Up to $15 $5.95 $13.95
  15.01 – 25 6.95 14.95
  25.01 – 35 7.95 15.95
  35.01 – 45 8.95 16.95
  45.01 – 58.99 9.95 17.95
  59.00 – 100.00 FREE 18.95
  100.01 and over FREE 20% of Order Total

Large Orders

We will try to accommodate orders for large quantities, however they may be subject to the actual UPS or USPS shipping charges we would incur based on excess weight and bulk.

Service Charges

For unauthorized changes after your order is shipped, see Service Charges, below.

When will you receive your order?

Within 1-2 weeks, during most of the year, depending on your distance from The Grateful Gourmet Co.. Always check the shipping info at the top of our product pages.

Items unexpectedly out of stock are shipped when they become available. For regular handling, we ship in one shipment when everything in your order is available.

During the Christmas season there are usually delays. Check the shipping info at the top of our product pages.

Big orders may take longer. Orders for larger quantities than usually purchased for personal use, orders for large and bulky items (especially to Alaska, Hawaii and the West Coast areas), and orders that are shipped directly from the factory (as marked), may take longer, based on availability and carrier logistics. Contact us before you place your order if quick shipping is crucial.

Priority Handling

Priority handling and delivery in 5 Business Days* to street addresses and to limited to the 48 contiguous states:

Shipping Charge
Per Destination
48 States
  $15 Flat Charge

Exclusions

Not available for the following:

  • Items marked:
    • Transport restrictions: choose Regular Handling.
    • Temporarily unavailable
    • Special Order Item
    • With a longer delivery time, like “Allow 1-2 weeks”
  • Items marked for surcharges;
  • Items that are Out of Stock when your order reaches us;
  • Orders to Alaska and Hawaii; and
  • Orders of larger quantities than typically purchased for personal use.

Service Charges

For unauthorized changes after your order is shipped, see Service Charges below.

When will you receive your order?

Usually within 5 business days from the date you place your order.

* During the peak holiday season, carrier delays beyond our control may add 1-2 days to this schedule.

If, for some reason, we are unable to ship your order within the Priority Handling time frame, we will advise you and you have the option of canceling your order, or having it shipped through our Regular Handling service at those lesser charges.

Note: With this service, you are paying for the work involved in processing your order separately and ahead of normal sequence, and for any extra shipping charge we must pay to get your order delivered within the promised time frame. Some items just can’t be delivered within 5 business days, so they are excluded from this service.

When We Ship

All orders are generally processed and shipped as quickly as possible, and usually within a few days of receipt. You will be advised by e-mail as soon as possible if we are unable to process and ship your order for any reason.

Item requested not in stock

If we don’t expect its arrival within a week, we will notify you as soon as possible and let you make the decision

Gift Certificate and Store Credit

When using as payment for your order, we will place your order in line for shipping when we receive those documents from you.

Holiday Orders

Mid-November to mid-January, shipping times will take longer, due to heavy volume.

Order early to avoid the rush, and to avoid disappointment if the items you desire sell out fast.

How We Ship

Regular Handling orders are shipped UPS Ground or USPS Priority. Large and bulky orders are usually shipped by UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Post.

Your signature may be required upon delivery, at the carrier’s discretion. Their criteria is generally based on the value of the product being delivered, and their liability experience in your neighborhood.

Most carriers will give you the option of authorizing them to re-deliver without your signature, however we don’t recommend this because it would mean you accept full responsibility without recourse if the package is stolen from your doorstep. Instead, we recommend that you designate, when placing your order, to deliver to your workplace or to a neighbor, or that you pick up the package at the carrier’s local facility.

Your order is insured when we ship it. To assure complete coverage (so you can get quick replacement of undelivered orders and products damaged during delivery), we do not relieve the carrier of responsibility until we know that you received your order. Therefore, we do not honor requests for delivery without a signature.

Tracking Your Order

If you ordered online, you will be notified by e-mail when your order is shipped. A Tracking Link will be provided in that email, so you can check on the anticipated delivery date.

(When we ship via UPS, the e-mail will come from UPS Quantum View.)

Note: Some items, especially large ones, are designated to be shipped directly from the manufacturer’s facilities, and their tracking information may not be immediately available. There may be a delay between the time you receive the confirmation e-mail and the availability of tracking information. Check the tracking link again in a day or so, to allow the carriers to update their package information database and online tracking services.

If you miss delivery

  • The carrier will leave a notice informing you of the next delivery attempt, the location where you can pick it up, and if the package requires a signature.
  • The carrier may leave the package without a signature at their discretion, since they are the ones who insure the package.
  • If you miss delivery and you authorize the carrier to leave your order without a signature, you do so at your own risk, since you will then be responsible for the products being delivered and in good condition. We urge you to refrain from doing this.
  • If you authorize the Carrier (UPS or USPS) to deliver to a different address, you will incur a handlind charge.
  • If you miss delivery, you can usually arrange to pick up your order at the Post Office or UPS customer center (depending on how your order was shipped).