Shipping Times & Charges, Minimum Order

PLEASE read this page to avoid misunderstandings.

(If you are outside the USA, please click on the "International" button above.

  • Most items get FREE "ground" shipping in the USA (all 50 states, up to 6 business days). If you need something quickly, CALL us at 1.203.878.8383—Don't order online.

  • Faster shipping is available at an extra charge.

  • Shipments can be delayed by bad weather, strikes, holidays, etc.

  • If a product description does not say "free shipping" or "free ship," the item does NOT get free shipping.

  • If you order an item that normally has free shipping, but you prefer a shipping method other than "ground," there will be a charge for shipping.

  • Shipping is NOT FREE outside the USA.

  • Our minimum shipping & handling charge for items that do not qualify for free shipping, is $8 ("ground" shipping, in the USA, up to 6 business days).



  • Shipping time does not include the day you place your order.

  • If you order a customized or made-to-order product, the shipping time starts once the product has been manufactured.

  • Quoted shipping times are based on "business days," and do not include weekends and many holidays.

  • For example, if you place an order on Friday for "3-Day" shipping, and the following Monday is a national holiday, the first transit day is Tuesday, the second transit day is Wednesday, and you should receive your order on Thursday -- the third transit day.

  • If you place an order after about 4pm Eastern Time on Friday, there is a chance that it might get shipped on Friday; but it probably won't be shipped until the next business day -- which would be Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.

  • If you need something quickly, CALL us at 1.203.878.8383—Don't order online.




The chart above shows average shipping charges for one "small" item in the contiguous United States. Your charge may vary, based on weight and distance. Home delivery costs more than business delivery. Indicated "days" are business days (Monday through Friday). Saturday and Sunday delivery are usually available, at an additional charge. If you are ordering something with free shipping, ignore the chart.


If you ask us for tracking information and it turns out that you have already received the package, we will charge you $10,000. (We're just kidding, but PLEASE ask the people you work with or live with before you assume a package is late or lost.)

  1. If you can't find what you need or just want to talk to a human being, please call us at 1.203.878.8383. You can also reach us by email or snailmail. Click the "company info" button at the top for more contact info.

  2. We're open from 9am to 6pm, Eastern Time (6am to 3pm Pacific time) Monday through Thursday. We close at 5pm on Friday.

  3. Orders received by 3pm Eastern Time are generally shipped the same day. If you need same-day shipping and are ordering close to our deadline time, it's better to call us instead of ordering online. We can often accept orders for same day shipping as late as 5pm Eastern. Call us and we'll do our best for you.

  4. Nothing is shipped on weekends. If you place an order after 3 Eastern Time Friday afternoon, for "next business day" delivery, you will probably get it on Tuesday, not Monday.

  5. We no longer provide online ordering. You can call us at 1.203.878.8383 or email.

  6. We accept major credit cards, and also accept payment by check (payable to "AbleComm) or wire transfer before shipping. We accept purchase orders from educational institutions and government agencies. 

  7. We do NOT ship COD.

  8. We DO accept PayPal.

  9. Some product photographs are not exact, but are pretty close. 

  10. International orders can be phoned to 001.203.878.8383. You can also send email to 

  11. This is a new website and we are doing some experimentation. As of 1/1/17, We have no minimum order for this site, but that may change.

  12. We collect sales tax only on shipments to CT (unless laws change). 

  13. You should receive an ORDER CONFIRMATION after placing an online order. This confirmation is sent to you automatically by the company that hosts this site, to confirm that your order has been received. It does NOT include additional charges for shipping that MAY be added when we process your order, and does NOT guarantee that the items you selected are in stock for immediate shipping. 

  14. Most items are available for immediate shipment. You can call us at 1.203.878.8383 to confirm availability. 

  15. We sometimes show items on this site before they are available, to help you plan future purchases. The availability dates are based on information we've received from the manufacturer, but we can not guarantee the date. If you order an item before it is available, we will not charge your credit card until we are ready to ship your order.

  16. Some items are sent to you directly from us, others are shipped by distributors and manufacturers. We try to ship from locations close to our customers.

  17. The online order form shows several shipping methods. "Ground" shipping is free for many items. You can also choose another shipping method, at an additional charge.

  18. We use a variety of carriers, including UPS, USPS and FedEx.

  19. Saturday and Sunday delivery are usually available, at an additional charge.

  20. On a few items, we will charge you for shipping unless ordered with another item, as noted in the product descriptions.

  21. If you are unsure about what you are ordering, please talk to us before ordering. We want you to buy the right thing.

  22. We work hard to make this site as accurate as possible, and we guarantee that there will be occasional misteaks. We welcome your corrections.










5-6 Days, $10

3 Days, $15

2 Days, $25

Next PM, $35

Next AM, $45