The terms and conditions below pertain to shipments inside and outside of the United States of America. International deliveries have limited destinations and additional terms. Please review the International Shipping page for more information.
Flat rate shipping is provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for continental US destinations (includes Alaska and Hawaii) using USPS First-Class Parcel service. The rate covers shipping to approved locations and insurance for lost or damaged shipments (see details below for lost shipments and missing deliveries). This policy only applies to orders placed through buplabs.com.
Other shipping options are presented based on the number of products requested and the entered shipping address. The cost is calculated based on the weight and the service selected. These rates are determined by the carrier selected for the entered address.
International orders can select from the available carriers for their region. See the International Shipping page for details.
If no options are present, we do not ship to your region.
We cannot ship to parcel lockers. In general, our order page will attempt to prevent orders with destinations of this type. If your order is somehow entered with an address of this type, we will send you a note and cancel the order.
We can only ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses using USPS services. PO Box addresses can use the Flat Rate option, but APO addresses must use one of the calculated USPS rates. APO shipments are treated similarly to International shipments due to the nature of the delivery method required.
Our system will make an attempt to validate the address before the order is placed. If the address cannot be verified you may be contacted so we can sort out the error. See also INCORRECT ADDRESSING below.
When will I get my stuff?
Orders placed after 2:30 pm ET will be processed the following business day. We make best efforts to package and ship items that are in stock within two business days. When selecting a shipping service (i.e., next-day), the time to receive the order will be from the time of shipment (the date the carrier takes possession), not from the date the order was placed. If your order will be delayed from shipping for more than two days, we will contact you with an explanation.
Shipping arrival time in the US is based on the location and type of service selected. Most packages are delivered within four (4) business days from the date of shipment for addresses within the continental US.
International order arrival time can vary greatly depending on the destination and carrier. The time for the parcel to clear customs can also impact the delivery times. Typical delivery times are between 2 to 7 business days for international carriers (i.e., DHL or UPS) and 7 to 28 business days for USPS shipments.
If you wish to change your shipment method before the order is shipped, we will need to cancel your order, and have you place a new order where you can select the new shipment type.
Our system attempts to validate the address when entered. If the address cannot be verified, you will be prompted to correct it. Once entered, we ship to the address given. If the address is invalid and it is returned to us, we will contact you to determine if you’d like to attempt another shipment. If the order is delivered to the address given, we will not be responsible for the missing delivery if the address was entered incorrectly.
If you suspect your shipment was lost, please contact the carrier directly.
For US USPS shipments, if the USPS cannot find your shipment and can confirm that it is lost, contact us and we will start a claim and get another shipment out to you.
For INTERNATIONAL shipments, refer to the International Shipping policy page for details.
If the shipment tracking shows the package was 'delivered', the shipment is not considered lost. Please see the terms and options for Missing Deliveries instead.
We cannot be held responsible for the loss or theft of a package that was confirmed delivered. In the unfortunate event your order tracking shows the package was delivered, but is missing, you will need to start a search to find it. For USPS shipping, you can start the process here: https://www.usps.com/help/missing-mail.htm. Other carrier options are dependent on the shipping carrier and region. Flat-rate shipping is not insured against theft or loss once the shipment shows a status of 'delivered'.
If the package contents do not match the included packing slip, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and send us a picture of any incorrectly packaged items. If you did not receive the quantity of items that you ordered, we will perform an audit and if necessary, refund the cost of the missing item(s) and also refund a prorated amount of shipping charges. We do not refund portions of flat rate shipping. If we ship a replacement item instead of issuing a refund, we do not charge for subsequent shipping fees for replacement of the missing item(s).
We do not collect taxes on any shipments outside of Maryland, USA. Please see our international shipping page for more details related to international orders.