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Order Information

1. Our resources are shipped from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2. Processing can take 2-3 days though generally, it only takes 1 day. However, for rush or expedited shipping (overnight, UPS 2 day delivery, etc.) we will process immediately and send the item that day if possible.

3. Our standard shipping methods are USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground.  These methods have no time or date guarantee.  Our expedited shipping methods include UPS 3 Day, UPS 2nd Day Air, and UPS Next Day and the do have time/delivery guarantees.  We also have USPS Media Mail which is inexpensive but slow and is unable to be tracked.

4. Rush or expedited orders received after 12 pm central time Monday - Thursday will generally ship the next day. Rush or expedited orders received after 12 pm central time on Fridays will ship on the next Monday unless that day is a holiday.

5. If for some reason, we can not meet your expedited shipping, we will contact you immediately.

6. We do not ship on weekends or holidays.

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Shipping Information

1. Shipping costs are calculated in real time based upon the weight and size of the items you ordering.  We add no handling fee.

2. We offer several methods for shipping. Please check each option in order to find the best shipping cost for the items you have ordered.

3. For many items, USPS priority shipping is less expensive and faster than UPS ground.

4. Estimated shipping times:

     USPS Media Mail: 2 - 4 weeks or more (not guaranteed; can be longer.  Media mail is not trackable)
     USPS First Class: Delivery within 3 days in most cases (for mail up to 13 oz; not guaranteed)
     USPS Priority Mail: Delivery within 1, 2, or 3 days based on where your package started
              and where it’s being sent
     USPS Priority Mail International: Delivery in 6 to 10 business days (may vary based upon
              origin and destination)

     UPS Ground: The following are typical transit times and are not guaranteed (US)

                         1-2 Days: MN, IA, WI
                         2-3 Days: ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IL, IN, MI, OH, KY
                         3-4 Days: MT, WY, CO, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA,
                                        WV, PA, NY, MD, DE, NJ
                         4-5 Days: ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI, AZ, UT, ID, WA, OR, NV, CA, AK, HI, PR

       UPS Next Day: 1 Day guaranteed (US)
       UPS 2nd Day: 2 Days guaranteed (US)
       UPS 3 Day Select: 3 Days guaranteed (US)
       UPS Worldwide Standard: 5-7 days (CA) (not guaranteed)

5. If you are ordering from Canada or internationally, please note that BMI is not responsible for customs charges or delays that may occur at the border or when parcels cross international boundaries.

6. We do not ship on weekends or holidays. UPS does not deliver on Saturday or Sundays without an additional fee. We do not offer Saturday delivery with UPS.  UPS delivers on business days which do not include holidays.  For shipments that are due on holidays, UPS will deliver them the next business day.