Understanding Shipping Times
Nothing can ship out on Saturday or Sunday - We are closed
Fixed Shipping cost: Packages with a fixed shipping cost are normally shipped with UPS (UPS SurePost) to your local post office and then delivered by your carrier to your mailbox or porch. If you have a problem receiving mail please be sure to tell us.
Shipping time guarantee: Deliveries effected by weather related storms do not qualify for a refund. Keep in mind air shipments are consolidated in a hub. Fedex = Memphis, UPS = Louisville. A major weather event in one area of the country could affect your delivery. If planes can't fly or land in certain areas because of weather which could be fog, ice, snow, tornado, hurricane for example your package may be delayed, these are called uncontrollable situations.
NOTE: We have no way of telling any delivery driver where to leave the package such as "leave behind fence gate in red wagon". You will be provided with the tracking number so that should have an idea when it will be delivered. Also the driver determines if a package is left at the delivery address if no one is home to sign for it.
Electric Motor Warehouse is located in Flint, Michigan. We are open Monday through Friday until 4:30pm EST. We are closed for all major holidays (Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving including Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas including the day before Christmas.
UPS picks up our packages each day about 4 PM EST this means our cut off for shipping something out of our location is about 3:30pm EST.
Shipping cut off times for items shipped from Leeson, Bison, Baldor is 2pm EST Monday thru Friday.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAN BE SHIPPED ON THE WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS OR AFTER 4PM EST. Don't count weekend days or holidays in the delivery day time.
Larger items over about 90 pounds are shipped by semi truck and need to be shipped to a location that can receive semi trucks. If your location can't receive a semi truck shipment you may have to go to the freight terminal to pick up the package. The truck driver is only responsible for bring the package to the back of the trailer, it is your responsibility to take the item off the semi truck. Also when you sign the bill of lading from the trucking company you are certifying that the motor is undamaged, meaning when the truck driver drives away and then you discover damage, you are now responsible for that damage as you just signed saying you inspected it and it was not damaged. So be sure you inspect the item for damage before siging the bill of lading.
Most Leeson motors are shipped by Fedex direct from the Leeson warehouse.
We ship with UPS and the post office when we ship from our location in Michigan. We may also drop ship from vendor warehouses, normally with UPS. If you have a special address that is different for UPS or USPS please tell us what that is otherwise you may be disappointed on the method we selected for shipping and the package may be delayed.
Shipping days: When computing days in transit, do not count the weekend days, Saturday & Sunday, or the holiday or the day the package ships.
NO PACKAGE IS DELIVERED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY UNLESS YOU CALL US AND MAKE THOSE ARRANGEMENTS.
Days in Transit:
Remember to exclude the holidays that we are closed on mentioned above. If you are unsure of what any of this means please call and we can explain it to you so there is no misunderstanding.
Next Day Air. One day delivery. Order placed Thursday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Friday for a Monday delivery. Order placed Friday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Monday for a Tuesday delivery.
2nd Day Air. Two day delivery. Order placed Wednesday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Thursday for a Monday delivery. Order placed Thursday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Friday for a Tuesday delivery.
UPS 3 day ground. Order placed Tuesday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Wednesday for a Monday delivery. Order placed Wednesday after hours or after cut off times will not ship until Thursday for a Tuesday delivery. Order placed Thursday will not ship until Friday for a Wednesday delivery. Order placed Friday will not ship until Monday for a Thursday delivery.
You can also review the individual shipping company's delivery polices on their respective websites.