Discover African Art understands the costly expenses associated with shipping large and heavy items. We take great pride in providing you the lowest cost shipping rates while getting your item to you in a safe and timely manner.
While most of our smaller items are easily shipped through FedEx and USPS, the larger items are braced and packed securely in either custom heavy duty double-walled corrugated cardboard boxes or wooden crates. We then use a freight service that drops off at your local freight terminal. We also offer home delivery with lift-gate service for an additional fee.
Depending on your personal needs, we will try our best to make the shipping and receiving of these large items a pleasant experience. We want our customers to know that we will never up-charge for these services and will always be as transparent as possible with the shipping process.
Once an order is placed on our site for an item that requires crating or freight, we contact the customer before charging their card to gather more information. Freight charges vary greatly depending on where the piece needs to be shipped; if it needs a custom crate; or if it has a DIM weight to take into consideration. Freight items generally take 7-14 days to arrive at its final destination, but this can vary depending on what carrier the customer chooses to use.
Provided are some rough estimates for shipping heavy items; which have been broken down into three shipping zones (West Coast, Midwest, East Coast). These prices are subject to change. These prices only reflect the item’s freight expenses – not the total cost of the shipment. Depending on the specific needs of the item (whether it is very delicate, highly valuable, etc.) the item may be recommended to be crated rather than boxed, which can increase the total of the item’s shipping costs. Please use the form below to contact us directly for shipping quotes on specific items.