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ESS offers four shipping methods within the United States: Standard, Ground, 2-Day & Next Day.  
All APO/FPO orders are shipped via Standard.  
International orders outside of the U.S. are shipped via FedEx Intl Priority.

ESS Shipping Rates

Shipping Times

Standard Shipping
Please allow 5-10 business days for transit*

Ground Shipping
Please allow 3-5 business days for transit*

2-Day Shipping
Please allow 2 business days for transit*

Next Day Shipping
Please allow 1 business day for transit*

Warehouse Processing Time

All orders may take 3-5 business days for warehouse processing to ensure order accuracy. Backordered items may take 4-6 weeks or longer. Orders must ship complete but we may ship only available products.

Build Time (Rx Items Only)

The build process for the ESS Rx Filling Service typically takes 3-4 weeks while our optometrists custom fit and build your glasses to your exact specifications.

* For certain destinations, your shipping options may be limited.  For example, only Standard Shipping is available for APO/FPO addresses.  We are also not able to ship to PO Boxes outside of the U.S.  Once your order ships, you will receive a confirmation email specifying what carrier was used along with the corresponding tracking number.  When ordering items with estimated ship dates, your order will ship when the total order is complete.  Please note that items in your order may ship from multiple locations and can occasionally be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Shipping Rates

USA SHIPPING RATES1-2 Units3-5 Units6+ Units
Next Day$19.99$22.99$26.99

U.S. Shipping Price Policy

We work hard to keep our shipping charges as low as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions about our rates or policies.

Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam & Puerto Rico:

We offer Next Day, 2-Day, Ground and Standard service rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and Puerto Rico with some limitations.  There is no extra fee to Alaska and Hawaii for Ground and Standard shipments.  

International Shipments

All International Shipments (does NOT include U.S. Foreign Service addresses) ship via FedEx Intl Priority.  The price for these shipments varies greatly by location--our price calculator is tied directly to FedEx.  

We are not able to ship to international PO Boxes at this time.

International shipping costs DO NOT include any duty, VAT, GST, or any other taxes and clearance/brokerage fees imposed on the transaction by customs authorities.

All prices on this site are in U.S. Dollars.

U.S. Military Post Shipments

All shipments to APO/FPO addresses are sent via our Standard Shipping option.  We estimate 5 to 14 business days for delivery once the order has been shipped; however, some destinations may take longer--it is entirely dependent on the military post. 

Please choose United States as the country for all APO/FPO addresses.

Please call 877.726.4072 (Toll-Free) or 208.726.4072 with any questions.

Important Note Regarding Military Mail in Iraq:

As of November 17, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service no longer accepts packages destined to APO/FPO addresses in Iraq. 


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"Dear ESS:
I just wanted to say "Thanks" for a good product that served me well during my time in the Gulf, and for the excellent customer service. I will be strongly recommending your products to my Marines if/when we end up deploying again. Your gear works as promised, a nice change from most over-hyped equipment. And, your response to my inquiry about buying new lenses for my goggles was simply excellent customer care.
Thanks again," Sgt Sean Bell, USMCR