Shipping by volume

Free Shipping

Free shipping is sometimes offered as a selectable shipping method at the checkout, choose it if we need to send you your item.

It could be offered for very light,  thin and inexpensive items which we will send by standard mail.

It could be offered if you purchase an item that has the shipping selectable on the product detail page where you make your selection and add it to the shopping cart, you will then be offered free shipping or store pickup as the options at check out. Choose free shipping unless you will pick up the item from us in Perth in which case the shipping component will be manually adjusted by our staff before your order is processed.

It is difficult to program a website for every possible scenario, if you have a mixture of products in your cart the standard shipping methods will be offered at the check out. If we can fit all the items in the one box we will do this and you will only be charged for the shipping you require. We manually process all orders and credit card transactions so regardless of the checkout totals we will adjust if necessary.

Volume shipping

For large items such as helmets or complete parachute systems, shipping is calculated by volumetric weight.

The volume of the box is calculated and then each cubic meter is allocated a certain weight. This is then compared to the actual weight and whichever is greater is used for price calculations.

The idea is that a very large box containing light weight items takes up lots of space in the hold of an aircraft and therefore is expensive to ship.

We need to calculate items like helmets in this way because they cannot fit into standard price per weight air bags. For the selections offered on the product pages, road freight is fairly accurate because it is less expensive. Air freight is only an estimated option and will be quoted based on the destination. Air freight varies dramatically in price and a boxed helmet can be as expensive as $190 to remote locations.

We recommend road freight for parachute systems and helmets which usually takes less than 5 days.

Air freight is usually overnight but is often cost prohibitive.

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