Shipping From Unicorn Photographics
We use ground service when the destination address is within the two day shipping zone for ground; otherwise orders are sent second day air. In either case your shipment should make it to you within two days of leaving our studio. Orders with mounted prints 30x40 and larger are considered oversized by the carriers who levee additional charges. To defray these charges, we add an additional $17 to these orders when shipped by ground and for oversized orders shipped by air. We encourage accounts to provide us with a credit card for billings rather than go COD, but for those situations where COD is the only option, we must charge $10 per shipment in order to offset the COD fees charged by the carriers.
First Class Mail
Customers requesting First Class Mail shipping from Unicorn Photographics are charged $7.50 per package shiped.
Should a shipment require special delivery, handling, packaging, crating or shipping, the actual charges incurred will be added to the invoice for that particular job. Drop Shipping is available at $10.00 per address (not available for COD orders).
Any order requested to be completed faster than standard service time will incur a rush charge. 100% Rush Service may be added to orders that require completion faster than our standard service times. Rush Service doubles the price of each service or product in the order and shortens the lab time to one day per service area. Service areas include: Retouching, Printing, Finishing, and Cut-Outs/Magnets/Buttons. The following Services/Products can not be rushed: Albums, Press Products, Novelty Items, and Gallery Wraps. Requests for rush service must be made at the time the order is submitted. We reserve the right to accept or decline rush requests subject to our capacity at the time to perform all the services required in the time available. Minimum rush charge is $20.00.
Common carriers and express couriers consider film, negatives and finished prints to be "original artwork". Original artwork carries a maximum declared value of $100.00. Since this dollar valuation and fixed liability is assigned and limited by all carriers, we will not pay for nor add additional insurance to packages shipped to or from Unicorn Photographics.
Free Shipping For Qualified Accounts
Free shipping to and from Unicorn Photographics is available for clients placing individual orders of $2,500.00 or more. New customers will qualify for free shipping if they can show that they will exceed $500.00 per month purchasing average. From time to time we evaluate each account’s volume to verify that it continues to meet or is meeting the volume necessary to get free shipping. Accounts that do not qualify for free shipping will be charged at our standard rates (based upon carrier and type of service.) Expedited shipments do not qualify for free shipping and will be billed for this service based on our cost. There is a minimum $30.00 per package surcharge if Express Next Day is requested on packages weighing 5 pounds or less. Packages exceeding 5 pounds will be charged our actual cost (shipping and labor) for expidited services. All expidite services are provided on "best effort" basis and no specific delivery time is guaranteed. Saturday delivery is available to most locations and is subject to additional charges from the carrier. If you request Saturday delivery, you will be billed for the special charges plus our normal shipping charges. The regular daily shipping fee to Alaska and Hawaii starts at $25.00.
Limitation of Liability
Unicorn Photographics uses prudence and caution to ensure the proper handling of any film, print, negative, digital file or media submitted to us. The acceptance of any film, print, negative, file or other media is without other expressed or implied warranty or liability and recovery for any incidental or consequential damages is excluded and agreed. Unicorn Photographics assumes no liability for loss or damage to orders in transit to or from our facilities.