Shipping Policies and Procedures

We guarantee safe shipping on all orders and are proud to offer FedEx or USPS shipping. All of our products are carefully packaged to avoid damage. If a package is received with broken, damaged, or defective merchandise, please contact us, and a replacement will be issued free of charge within 1 business day of receiving your request. You should keep the defective parts until told by a Customer Service Representative to discard or recycle the defective product(s).

Shipping and Handling

Our shipping and handling (S&H) charges are intended to compensate our company for processing your order, handling and packing the products you purchase, and delivering them to you. Most purchases are shipped from our warehouse to arrive within 5-7 business days of receipt of the order, with the exception of backordered items, which could take longer. Items shipped via USPS/Parcel Post may take 12-15 business days. Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and items ordered together may not arrive in the same box. Some heavy or oversized items may incur an overweight surcharge. By law, some items (such as pesticides or repellents) cannot be shipped to certain states or outside the continental U.S.

Shipping to AK, HI, and U.S. Territories

Items shipped to AK, HI, and U.S. territories must be delivered by USPS/Parcel Post and charged at our "USPS/Parcel Post" shipping and handling rates, with oversized or heavy items incurring an additional overweight surcharge (see below). Please be aware that shipping outside the Continental U.S. will result in longer arrival times.

Shipping to a P.O. Box

We strongly recommend using a residential mailing address since most items cannot ship to a P.O. Box. If this occurs we will contact you.

International Shipping

We only ship to the United States, U.S. Territories, APO/FPO addresses, and Canada. For customers wishing to ship orders to APO/FPO addresses via USPS/Parcel Post, please call Customer Service at 1-800-442-7336 between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. We regret we cannot ship to any other foreign countries. Canadian customers should read the full Canadian Shipping Policy HERE.

Shipping Methods and Transit Times

Destination Shipping Method Arrival
Continental 48 States FedEx Ground 5-7 business days
Continental 48 States USPS/Parcel Post 12-15 business days
AK, HI, and U.S. Territories USPS/Parcel Post 15-20 business days

Shipping and Handling Charges (U.S. customers)

Order Total FedEx Ground & USPS/Parcel Post to Continental 48 States S&H USPS/Parcel Post to HI, AK, and US Territories S&H FedEx 2-Day Delivery S&H FedEx Next Day Standard Overnight S&H
Up to $30.00 $7.95 $14.95 $22.95 $27.95
$30.01 - $50.00 $9.95 $29.95 $29.95 $45.95
$50.01 - $70.00 $16.95 $46.95 $46.95 $62.95
$70.01 - $90.00 $18.95 $58.95 $58.95 $74.95
$90.01 - $125.00 $19.95 $69.95 $69.95 $89.95
$125.01 - $250.00 16% of total merchandise 40% of total merchandise 40% of total merchandise 50% of total merchandise
$250.01 - $5,000.00 13% of total merchandise 40% of total merchandise 40% of total merchandise 40% of total merchandise

Shipping to a Different Address

You can ship to a single (1) different address without incurring additional shipping charges. Simply fill out the “Shipping Address” portion of the checkout form in the Shopping Cart with the recipient’s information.

Overweight Surcharges

Because items that include our Potting Mix are bulky and heavy, these items have an overweight surcharge, in addition to regular Shipping & Handling charges.

Items that include our 2.0 cu. ft. of Potting Mix, will incur an overweight surcharge of $6.95 for each item, and is in addition to regular shipping and handling charges, which are listed under the Shipping and Handling Charges chart, above.

Items that include our 1.0 cu. ft. of Potting Mix, will incur an overweight surcharge of $3.49 for each item, and is in addition to regular shipping and handling charges, which are listed under the Shipping and Handling Charges chart, above.

Sales Tax

Sales tax on the merchandise and shipping charges is added to orders billed and/or shipped to Pennsylvania (PA).


We do not allow any customers to pick-up products from our manufacturinf plant, warehouses, or offices. We must ship all items, no exceptions.

Placing Orders on Hold

We do not allow any customers to choose to delay or hold orders for shipment at a later date/time. Once placed, we must process and ship all orders immediately, no exceptions. In some cases, if an order is received with an item that is back-ordered, the entire shipment will be held until all products are ready to ship at the same time.

Delayed Shipments

From time-to-time, incidents beyond our control may affect shipping, resulting in a longer period of time before you receive your order. Such incidents may be related to weather or other natural disasters; government restrictions such as "State of Emergency;" or mechanical failure on the carrier's mode of transport. Novelty Manufacturing Co. will not be held responsible for such delays. In appropraite cases, we will file a claim with the carrier.

Cancelling Orders & Shipments

If a customer would like to cancel or change their order, please call EarthBox® Customer Service at 1-800-442-7336 as soon as possible (Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST). We'll do everything we can to accommodate the customer's request, but please keep in mind that our order-fulfillment and shipping systems are designed to get orders on their way quickly and efficiently. Therefore, we cannot change or cancel an order once it has entered the shipping process, which is usually just a few hours after the order has been placed.

Please note: If you cancel an item that qualified you for a promotion or special deal, you may no longer receive that discount or promotion on your order.


We still adhere to our normal shipping policy throughout the holiday season, meaning we still need a minimum of 24-48 hours to process, package, and ship all orders, and this does not include weekends.

Orders placed on or before December 16, 2015 will be shipped by FedEx Ground for delivery on or before December 24th. For orders placed after December 16, 2015, there is still a good chance for holiday delivery based on your destination state, but we do offer expedited shipping options for additional charges. We will do our best to handle your orders as quickly as possible during the holiday rush.

Please Note: Shipments will NOT be delivered on December 25th. Shipments will resume and be made on December 26th.

When ordering December 16, 2015 through December 21, 2015, we suggest you choose to have your order shipped via FedEx 2-Day Delivery (at the appropriate charges) in order to receive your shipment by December 24th.

Last Update: Septemeber 24, 2015