How to find out what shipping options and prices are available for your order before you submit payment

To calculate total cost and shipping to your area simply:

1) Add the items to the shopping cart and select “Proceed to Checkout.”

2) Sign into your account or, if you are checking out as a guest, enter an email address that will be used for order confirmations and shipping tracking notices

3) Select a shipping and billing address and click "Save and Continue"

4) The third step of the checkout process lists the available shipping options and prices for your order. Not all classes of shipping are available for each location.
5) Please select the shipping method you prefer!
**Please note that our shipping carriers are unable to ship to some locations at this time**

Payment Methods We Accept:
Available payment methods vary depending on your region. We accept:

  • Credit card
  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin
  • Amazon Payments

as payment for orders. Credit cards must clear the authorization process and are only charged after shipment. Orders paid for via Paypal are always charged as soon as the order is placed

Payment Methods We Don't Accept:
We do not accept Paypal eChecks. Due to potential fraud and misuse, we may not ship an order, or we may request additional verification information for credit card or Paypal payments.

Purchase Orders:
For school, organizations or businesses requiring a Purchase order (orders over $200) - please contact us at [email protected] and check out our guide here!


Please visit our terms of service page for up to date information on our payment options:

Learn more about the shipping options we offer here!

Here's a video of what to expect when you choose USPS as your shipping option!

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Explore the shipping methods Adafruit offers!

Please visit our shipping info page:

Here you will learn the details about:

1) Our processing and shipping times.

All online orders ship within 1-2 business days. With the UPS 3day, 2nd day and Next day shipping option, orders placed by 11am ET during weekdays usually ship same day (We do not have Saturday service for UPS as an option). We ship reseller orders and purchase orders in 3-5 business days.

2) What shipping carriers we use.

Adafruit Industries uses three carriers, USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS (United Parcel Service) and DHL (Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn) for shipping. USPS is traditionally cheaper and does not provide detailed tracking. UPS is sometimes faster and a little more expensive, but has a high-quality tracking system. (Tracking information is emailed when the package is shipped). We do not offer Saturday delivery as an option for UPS at this time. When in doubt about choosing a shipping method, we suggest UPS.  As of January 2020 we no longer offer UPS international.  We are now shipping all international orders with DHL and USPS.

3) A breakdown of the different shipping methods we offer, including estimates of how long it will take your package to get to you.

4) Where we don't ship.

We do not offer every shipping and payment option for all destinations. Please follow the instructions for determining what shipping and payment options are available for your order. Adafruit does not ship to hotels, freight forwarders, border stores, courier services, some UPS Stores or PO Boxes.

Dimensional weight reflects package density, which is the amount of the space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. Dimensional weight can apply to all UPS domestic package services.

To determine the dimesional weight packages are measured in inches. Each dimension is measured at the longest point, with each measurement rounded to the nearest whole number. Multiply the package length by the width by the height. The result is the cubic size in inches. 

For Domestic Shipments divide the cubic size in inches by 166 to determine dimensional weight in pounds. Increase any fraction to the next whole pound.


For International Shipments divide the cubic size in inches by 139 to determine the dimensional weight.



That's how you get the dimenisional weight


Packages are also weighed. The package's actual weight is compared to its dimensional weight. The greater of the two is the billable weight and is used to calculate the rate.


This guide was first published on Jun 23, 2014. It was last updated on Jun 23, 2014.