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"Remote Areas"

At times, shipping to locations classified as "remote areas" may require extra effort. Some couriers charge additional fees, while others may not deliver to these locations at all. We use the term "remote areas" in quotes because certain places might not seem remote, but are not easily incorporated into our existing logistics system. This page aims to explain how we handle such situations.

Our primary objective is to offer customers in "remote areas" shipping prices as close as possible to those living in "common areas". Achieving this goal may involve workarounds and additional steps, which will mostly be managed on our end. We hope you understand these procedures, and we assure you that we will strive to make the process as seamless as possible.

Pawprint Press is operated by an international team, and our licensors hail from all corners of the globe. Many of us have lived, or still live, in "remote areas" by varying definitions, so we understand the significance of dependable and reasonably priced deliveries. We hope our efforts will help you receive your favorite products as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

U.S. Addresses Outside the Contiguous 48 States

We primarily ship our products to U.S. customers from our California warehouse, where shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and other U.S. territories are processed as regular domestic shipments. Occasionally, we may need to ship certain products from overseas, and in such cases, the logistics for orders outside the contiguous 48 states will be slightly different.

For most overseas shipments to the U.S., our courier redistributes the packages within the country, and domestic couriers handle the final delivery. However, our courier does not offer delivery options outside the contiguous 48 states, as there is a government subsidy on postage to these areas. This subsidy is intended for domestic use and should not be exploited by private businesses for profit.

To address this, we typically ship these orders to our California facility first, then forward them to the final destination via USPS. While this process is more complex, it enables us to offer the same shipping rates to all U.S. customers. Compared to shipping directly from overseas through postal services, this method is faster, more cost-effective, and reliable.