Shar Music Shipping Rates & Information
Shipping Rates and Information

Domestic Shipping
Canadian Shipping
International Shipping

Domestic Shipping

Cutoff Dates for Guaranteed Holiday Delivery
To receive in time for Christmas, please place your order on or by the following dates:
Tuesday, 12/16 with Best Way (ground) shipping method
Thursday, 12/18 by 2pm EST with Best Way Express shipping method
Friday, 12/19 by 2pm EST with Best Way 2 Day shipping method

If you have missed these dates, or are interested in a Next Day option, please call our Contact Center at 800.248.7427.

- Same Day Shipping: All in-stock orders placed by 2pm EST ship same day (business day, Monday-Friday)!
- Large items require additional P&H. These charges will be added to the standard shipping cost. If your order total is over $20 and is shipping economy anywhere within the 48 contiguous states, then no extra charges apply.
- Your standard ground order will ship via UPS, USPS, or FedEx at SHAR's discretion.
- We guarantee 10 business days for economy delivery. Most likely, you will receive your order sooner.
- There will be an additional charge of $20 for violins, violas, mandolins and their cases and for orchestra, cello and bass stands that are shipped to PO Boxes, due to the higher costs of shipping these through the Post Office. Cellos and basses cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
- Due to the volatility of fuel prices, shipping rates may change.
- All delivery times are business days - Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
- Economy and Express rates are based on our 'Best Way' shipping services. If you wish to specify a carrier, you will be quoted actual freight costs, which will be substantially higher.
Within the 48 contiguous states
Order Amount space Economy
(5-8 business days)
space Express
(2-3 business days)
space 2nd Day
(2 business days)
$20.00 or under $4.25 $12 $18
$25.01 - $49.99 FREE $15 $20
$50.00 - $99.00 FREE $20 $26
$99.01 and over FREE $22 $32
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String Only Orders
under $20
$4 $8 $18
String Only Orders
$20 and over
FREE $5 $18
Within the US, but outside the 48 contiguous states (AK, HI, PR, APO)
Order Amount Economy
(5-8 business days)
Express
(2-3 business days)
2nd Day
(2 business days)
$20.00 or under $4.50 $22 Call for Quote
$25.01 - $49.99 $6.75 $25 Call for Quote
$50.00 - $99.00 $9 $30 Call for Quote
$99.01 and over $11 $32 Call for Quote
String Only Orders
under $20
$4 $8 $18
String Only Orders
$20 and over
FREE $5 $18
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Within the US, but outside the 48 contiguous states (GU, VI, FM, AS, MH, MP, PW)
Order Amount space Economy
(5-8 business days)
space Express
(2-3 business days)
space 2nd Day
(2 business days)
$20.00 or under $4.50 $22 Call for Quote
$25.01 - $49.99 $6.75 $25 Call for Quote
$50.00 - $99.00 $9 $30 Call for Quote
$99.01 and over $11 $32 Call for Quote
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String Only Orders
under $20
$4 $8 $18
String Only Orders
$20 and over
FREE $5 $18
Media Orders Only: (Sheet Music, Books, CDs, DVDs, Software) Entire US shipping destination
Order Amount Media Mail
(1-3 weeks)
Priority Mail
(2-3 business days)
$20.00 or under $2.99 $5.99  
$25.01 - $49.99 FREE $8.99  
$50.00 - $99.00 FREE $10.99  
$99.01 and over FREE $13.99  
Additional Charges for Oversized Items to the 48 Contiguous States
Items Economy
(5-8 business days)
Express
(2-3 business days)
2nd Day
(2 business days)
Violins, Violas, Mandolins $8 each* $18 each $30 each
Violin/Viola Cases, Orchestra Stands, Cello/Bass Stands $8 each* $18 each $30 each
Cello, Cello Cases, Cushy Glider Bag $40 each* N/A Call for Quote
Basses Call for Quote N/A Call for Quote
    *FREE if order is over $20 and shipping within the 48 contiguous states        
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Additional Charges for Oversized Items Shipped within the US, but outside the 48 contiguous states (AK, HI, PR, APO)
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Items space Economy
(5-8 business days)
space Express
(2-3 business days)
space 2nd Day
(2 business days)
Violins, Violas, Mandolins $25 each $40 each Call for Quote
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Violin/Viola Cases, Orchestra Stands, Cello/Bass Stands $25 each $40 each Call for Quote
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Cello, Cello Cases, Cushy Glider Bag $120 each N/A Call for Quote
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Basses Call for Quote N/A Call for Quote
No Cello or Bass orders may go to PO Boxes, including APO addresses (AA, AP, AE)
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Additional Charges for Oversized Items Shipped within the US, but outside the 48 contiguous states (GU, VI, FM, AS, MH, MP, PW)
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Items space Economy
(5-8 business days)
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(2-3 business days)
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(2 business days)
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Violin/Viola Cases, Orchestra Stands, Cello/Bass Stands Call for Quote Call for Quote Call for Quote
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Cello, Cello Cases, Cushy Glider Bag Call for Quote N/A Call for Quote
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Basses Call for Quote N/A Call for Quote

Canadian Shipping
- Duty and Taxes are included in your order total. We collect the GST or PST and the duty fees right when we process your order, so there are no charges when the package is delivered.
- All Canadian orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel and will arrive within 5-11
business days.
- All prices are in U.S. Dollars.
Order Amount
(in US Dollars)
Canada Post
(5-11 business days)
$25.00 or under $12    
$25.01 - $50.00 $14    
$50.01 - $100.00 $17    
$100.01 - $250.00 $19    
$250.01 and over $21    
Violins, Violas, Mandolins additional $8 each    
Violin/Viola Cases, Orchestra Stands, Cello/Bass Stands additional $8 each    
Cello, Cello Cases, Cushy Glider Bag additional $40 each    
Basses Call for Quote    

International Shipping
As of August 24, 2012, SHAR Music can ship orders within the United States, USA territories and Canada. We apologize but our shipping service outside the US/Canada has been temporarily discontinued. We regret any inconvenience, and hope to offer the service again in the future. If you have contacts within the United States who are able to forward your order to your international destination, SHAR's secure web checkout will still accept foreign billing addresses if the shipping address provided is within the United States or Canada.

We will continue to serve our existing international customers. If you have questions or concerns regarding your existing international account please contact us by phone 800.248.7427, 734.665.7711 or email sharserv@sharmusic.com for special assistance in placing an order.

RETURNS: Due to the high cost of international shipping, we will not pay for any return shipments from outside the US or Canada, for any reason.

Customs
We are required to list the contents of all international packages and the exact total value of your shipment, even if the order is a gift. Any customs, taxes or import duties are your responsibility and are levied once the package reaches your country. The only exception is for Canada – orders placed through our Canadian site will include all taxes and duties.

Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. We do not take responsibility for goods confiscated by customs officials or by similar authorities. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; if you are not sure, you should contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. Orders are not returnable or refundable because of unexpected customs duties or other taxes. If you refuse delivery of the order, SHAR will not refund your payment. In no event will SHAR pay any duties, taxes or fees on your behalf.