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Choosing Shipping Method of Live Mealworms

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Time the mealworms will spend in transit, is based on the shipping method you select at checkout:

  • Economy Shipping (up to 7 business days - usually $5+)
  • Expedited Shipping (3 business days - usually $9+)
  • 2-Day Shipping (2 business days - usually $13+)
  • Next Day Service (1 business day - usually $20+)
  • Next Day Service Saturday delivery (usually $30+)

Live mealworms are perishable and are sensitive to high and low temperatures. All orders are shipped from our facility in Newport News, VA. Customers are advised to check weather for the shipping location and delivery location for transit conditions. If temperatures are moderate (45° to 75°), Economy Shipping is fine to use. If temperatures are not moderate (below 45° or above 75°), a faster shipping method is highly recommend.  

Mealworms are insured if...

  • Next Day service is selected
  • Cold/heat packs are added
  • And the package is received upon delivery before 10:30 am

See our Live Arrival Guarantee, in which case the mealworms can be replaced if any perish in transit. In our 10 years of experience, we find it to be the very best way to ship you the healthiest worms possible during harsh weather conditions. If any other shipping method is used, the customer assumes responsibility for the arrival condition of the mealworms. Therefore, please understand that choosing a cheaper, slower shipping method may result in your mealworms perishing in transit, and you being at a loss for how ever much you spent on the order, without refund or replacements. Choosing 2-Day Shipping instead of Next Day Service will usually decrease the chance of survival from 100% to 90%. Choosing Expedited Shipping instead of 2-Day Shipping will usually decrease the chance of survival from 90% to 80%. And so on. These percent estimates increase when temperatures become more harsh. It is up to the customer to decide how much risk they are willing to take with transit time, if they would like to save money on shipping costs.

To speak to customer support about recommended shipping methods, please call (757) 988-301 during business hours (M-F 8:30 - 4:00 ET)

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