The cow hides
are shipped in corrugated cardboard boxes. A typical cow hide weighs
16 pounds in the box. The typical box is 6" by 10" by
40". The price calculations below were based on this
information and were current as of February 11, 2009. The shipping
costs may vary a bit depending upon the actual weight of the hide and
dimensions of the box used. We also expect another increase in
postage rates soon, but are not sure how these increases will affect
Costs within the U.S.A.
Shipping costs within the lower-48 states are about US$15.00 to US$25.00 per hide by UPS regular ground service.
For example, to send one medium hide from Niagara Falls, New York to
Arizona cost US$20.76.
For shipments overseas, we recommend using
the U.S. Mail Service's Global Express Mail. This is the best way to send the cow hides and offers a tracking number.
Global Express takes 3 - 5 business days to most countries (not including
possible customs delays in your country upon arrival).
can save money by shipping using regular insured air mail, but this takes 1-2 weeks
(plus customs delays--which can add up to 3 or 4 weeks) and does not offer
a tracking number. We cannot track these parcels and the U.S.
Post Office will not investigate a shipment until at least six weeks have
passed. We do not recommend this for first-time customers
dealing with us--they often get nervous when the shipment does not arrive
promptly and there is nothing we can do to speed up service when the post
office is shipping it by "slow boat."
The cost to ship and insure one hide to Ontario, Canada is US$93.35 by
Global Express Mail. Canadian Tariff Code: 4302.19.90.90 (Duty is
3%). Canada Customs may add GST and PST as well as a C$5.00 to
C$8.00 processing fee.
The cost to ship one cow hide to pre-expansion European Union 15 member
states averages US$109.35 for Global Express Mail. For shipments to
central, eastern Europe, and Russia, please call or write for a quote.
The cost to ship one
hide to the U.K. is US$109.35.
cost to ship one hide to Switzerland by Global Express Mail is US$109.35.
cost to ship one hide to France is US$109.35.
The cost to ship one cow hide to Australia is US$129.85 by
Global Express Mail.
The cost to ship one cow hide to Japan is US$118.35 by
Global Express Mail.
The cost to ship one cow hide to Greece via Global Express
Mail is US$109.35.
Shipments by UPS are typically more expensive and usually
come with brokerage charges in your country. We do not offer
international shipments by FedEx because they come after us to collect
duty and charges if the customer does not pay.