Every order carries a packaging fee of $12.95, certain amounts of products will carry multiple packaging fees. Shipping is calculated on a per item and weight basis. Shipping can range from $15.99 per package to $99.99 and up per package. Shipping can be calculated on our website by adding the products you wish to purchase to our cart and use the shipping estimator tool. We offer a variety of shipping services. Ground Shipping is either 1 or two day transit depending on your location. Ground shipping is only guaranteed by end of day. We also offer a next day air saver service that is a 1 day shipping method guaranteed by 3:00 to a business and to your home it is guaranteed by end of day. We also offer a Next Day Air shipping method that is either guaranteed by 10:30 A.M if you are in a non remote area, 12:00 P.M if you are in a moderately remote area and by end of day if you are in a remote area. Below is a shipping map detailing the transit times for some of our shipping services.
Below is an attached Map for transit times for your order. Due to certain cut off times you may have to pick a day later to get two day shipping due to pick up time schedule.
We do not offer Monday Deliveries as the shipping companies are closed on Sundays.
Ground Shipments, 2nd Day Air Shipments and 3 Day Select Shipments, and Next Day Air Saver Shipments are guaranteed by end of day. Their is no guaranteed time for this shipment and can arrive any time during that day.
2 day and 3 day shipments may arrive earlier then the day that you choose for delivery. This will not hurt the product. If a package arrives early it is the same as sitting at UPS building.
All packages are shipped shipper release. This means the package is left without a signature. This is the way perishable products must be shipped. The receiver takes full responsibility to receive the package. Blue Crab Trading Company is not liable for any package once tendered to UPS. This is includes packages that are stolen once delivered.
BCTC recommends that you do not have packages shipped to gated communities or apartments with locked doors or buildings that have restricted access. BCTC nor UPS or Fed Ex can be held liable for pakcages that are not delivered due to drivers not being able to gain access to the property to make the delivery. We recomend you have the package sent to your work or and alternate location to ensure proper delivery.
Damaged packages or packages that have not been scanned delivered you must call within 24 hours.
During colder months products that are shipped fresh may become frozen. This does not affect the quality of the product. No refunds will be done for this occurance.
BCTC will no refund any money for packages that customers provided an incorrect address during checkout. It is also the customers responsibility to check confimation emails on orders placed over the phone. No refunds will be issued when customers do not check confirmation orders for accuracy.
BCTC is not responsibile for packages shipped into snow storms, fog, or any other act of mother nature. It is the customers resposibility to monitor weather and conditons in your area. We will not refund any money for packages delayed by the above circumstances.
Blue Crab Trading Company can not be held liable for packages once they are delivered by the shipping company. The insurance does not cover the package after is delivered. Routinely when packages are delivered the note may say it was left at a specific door. This information may vary and it is the customers responsibility to check any and all areas on the property once the package is delivered. BCTC will not be held liable for any packages that sit for periods of time on a persons property. It is soley the responsibility of the receipient to retrieve the package in a timely manner.
Shipping and Insurance Policies.
Blue Crab Trading Co. is not responsible for packages once they have been marked as delivered. As these packages must be delivered shipper release the recipient assumes all responsibility for the package once it has been delivered. Insurance does not cover a missing package once it has been delivered.
Packages should be sent to your work or a location where someone is present to received delivery if you are concerned with the package being left.
The recipientis also responsible to notify Blue Crab Trading Co. if their are any events in your area such as, weather, storms, power outages, and other catastrophic events that could delay a package. Homeland Steaks can not monitor this information and is the full responsibility of the recipient to notify Homeland Steaks prior to the package shipping.
Insurance will not cover any packages shipped into an area with weather, storms, power outages, and other catastrophic events that could delay a package.
If a package arrives up to 24 hours late the contents will still be good and the insurance will only pay for the shipping price. Insurance does not pay for late shipments due to weather or other catastrophic events.
- Cut-off time for orders placed over the Internet is 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Please call 1-800-499-CRAB (2722) to check availability and to place your order during all other hours.
- There are no Sunday or Monday deliveries.
- Saturday delivery is available in most areas. All Saturday deliveries must be shipped using UPS Overnight Air service. In addition, there is a $15.00 per package surcharge for all Saturday deliveries. When requesting Saturday delivery to rural areas, please call in advance to check availability.
- Days that are grayed out on our delivery calendar are not available for selection.
- All orders being shipped to Alaska or Hawaii we suggest you speak to one of our customer service reps to verify transit times.
- All orders are shipped by UPS Overnight delivery. For those who qualify, UPS Nextday Ground will be used to ship your orders.
- Our customers may visit the UPS Next Day website at http://www.UPS-usa.com, or call them toll-free at 1-800-CALL-UPS (1-800-225-5345), to check delivery schedules.
- If no one is present at the time of delivery, packages will be left with no signature required, unless otherwise specified.
- Our normal shipping carrier is UPS any packages shipped through other providers are not guaranteed, and Blue Crab Trading Co. may not be able to issue full refunds on these shipments.
Shipping and Handling Information
Blue Crab Trading Co.'s primary shipping method on most orders is through UPS Overnight. We reserve the right to ship UPS or FedEX Overnight. For customers who qualify, we may choose to ship orders via UPS Nextday Ground. All orders are charged actual UPS shipping rates. Any changes to tax or shipping and handling charges, if necessary, will be provided in a separate communication along with the reason for the change. Deliveries delayed by carriers due to inclement weather or for any other reason must be accepted by purchaser at next available delivery date. Fresh product maybe frozen upon receipt in areas that are experiencing extreme cold temperatures. Proper thaw out procedures for seafood should always be followed. Please note Blue Crab Trading Co. will not refund monies due to fresh product that has frozen due to extreme cold temperatures. If compensation is warranted it will be in the form of store credit or gift card. If delivered in the above mentioned time Blue Crab Trading will not refund any monies for the order.
- Shipping charges are calculated automatically and based on UPS Overnight shipping rates.
- There is an additional $15.00 surcharge for all Saturday deliveries.
- There is an additional $25.00 surcharge for all orders to Alaska or Hawaii.
*For all orders taken over the phone BCTC will provide and email confirmation of the order to the customer. It is the CUSTOMER'S sole responsibility to review the order information, such as but not limited to delivery address, zip codes, delivery date, and product information. If you did not receive an order confirmation email you can call 1-800-499-2722 to request another copy to be sent.
*Once a package is marked as delivered and verified by UPS is correct delivery neither UPS or Blue Crab Trading is responsible for the package. Please use caution when shipping to apartments or other buildings that share common areas. Packages that are in transit for more than one day can become frozen or partially frozen due to dry ice and gel packs.
Live Crab Disclaimer:
We do our very best to fill live orders with the liveliest crabs available. Normal mortality rates can be in excess of 15% of the entire order, and up as much as the entire order. When shipping a live seafood product Dead loss is expected and Blue Crab Trading cannot be liable for any amount of crab mortality, not limited to but including circumstances that are out of our control, such as; shipping environment due to extreme weather, rough handling, or delayed delivery by the shipper.If you insist on every crab being edible, we strongly recommend ordering your crabs steamed prior to shipment. However if you insist on live Crabs, please note that we provide no guarantees on the number of Crabs that will arrive to your doorstep alive. Their condition upon arrival is not guaranteed. No one in our industry will guarantee this. Blue Crab Trading Co cannot refund any monies for dead loss in live shipments.
* On all live orders you should use the earliest delivery service possible and steam the crabs immediately upon arrival.
*Blue Crab Trading reccomends that customers excercise caution ordering live crabs in extreme cold and warm temperatures, as crabs do not live as well at these temperatures. Additionally in areas where shipping conditions fall below 32 degrees crabs can freeze and cause mortality.
*For all orders taken over the phone BCTC will provide and email confirmation of the order to the customer. It is the CUSTOMER'S sole responsibility to review the order information, such as but not limited to delivery address, zip codes, delivery date, and product information. If you did not receive an order confirmation email you can call 1-866-532-2722 to request another copy to be sent.
*By placing order over the phone customer agrees to our Terms and Conditions, this includes all shipping policies. These are available on our website as well as over the phone.
*If you order is not delivered by 5 P.M on the date of delivery please contact us as we can work to still get the package delivered on time. We cannot guarantee refunds on late deliveries that are not brought to our attention the same day as scheduled delivery.