Shipping and Delivery
Big Apple Comics ships items by weight. For “in stock” items, we will ship orders within two business days unless we have questions and need to verify information where we need to contact you to process your order.
You will be given all available shipping methods and costs prior to checkout. Your costs for shipping are based on the weight of your products and your shipping zip code. Below you will find a list of the shipping options we offer.
Within the United States, we ship via UPS Express, UPS Ground, United States Postal Service Priority Mail, USPS Standard Mail and USPS Super Saver for lightweight packages. We also ship to APO/FPO addresses for United States military personnel. Please allow 1-3 business days for order processing.
BigAppleComics.com also ships to international destinations. For international orders, we ship via USPS Priority Mail International and UPS Worldwide Express.
There is one exception: UPS does not deliver to post office boxes or FPOs. Post office box (P.O. Box) and FPO addresses which have been marked to ship as UPS will be insured and sent via the United States Postal Service using the fastest method your shipping charges will allow.
Shipping is calculated dynamically based on the current contents of your shopping cart and the destination state/province/country. Simply enter the appropriate destination on the shopping cart page and the available shipping options and pricing will be displayed.
Sorry, we do not ship packages C.O.D.
Sorry, we can not give refunds for late shipments because the amount of time it takes the mail carrier to complete the delivery is beyond our control.
Below you will find a list of the shipping options we offer.
US Postal Service (USPS) - Domestic Shipping Options
The USPS delivers on Saturdays and they are generally cheaper for lighter weight packages. Hawaii, Alaska and outlying territories can take up to 1-2 weeks longer that the estimated ship-date.
USPS Super Saver: Ground shipping option for lightweight packages that takes 3-7 business days.
USPS Standard Post: Ground shipping option for most orders that takes 2-8 business days.
USPS Priority Mail: Air shipping option that takes 2-3 business days (not guaranteed).
UPS Options - Domestic Shipping Options
UPS offers guaranteed time-definite and day-definite delivery based on your shipment's destination. UPS delivers to street addresses only, not to PO boxes, and only on weekdays (Monday through Friday). If you request shipping for 3rd, 2nd order Next business day, package will be sent out next business day.
UPS Ground: 1-6 business days within the continental US.
UPS 3 Day Select: 1-3 business days within the continental US.
UPS 2nd Day Air: 1-2 business days within the US including Alaska and Hawaii.
UPS Next Day Air: Next business day.
US Postal Service (USPS) - International Shipping Options
BigAppleComics.com also ships to international destinations. We only ship internationally with the US Postal Service (USPS). Delivery estimates for International shipments vary for every country. Tracking packages is limited, and there are may customs delays for your package.
We use following shipping methods for International orders include:
USPS 1st Class International: For lighter weight packages; lowest-cost/slowest option.
USPS Priority International: Takes 6-10 business days.
USPS Express International: Takes 3-5 business days.
Keep in mind that international orders may be subject to import duties/taxes by your country. All internationally shipped orders will be accurately labeled for customs purposes, therefore we are unable to mark shipments as 'gift.' Questions regarding rates should be directed to the appropriate department in your government.