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Where we ship

Motion RC ships all products from its world-wide distribution center in Cary, Illinois to the following global destinations:

  • Asia: India, Israel, Japan, South Korea
  • Central and South America:  All countries (via freight forwarder)
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • North America: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States
  • Oceania: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  • Other: All military APO / FPO addresses, Guam

shipping costs by region

Shipping to the Contiguous 48 States (Continental United States)

We offer significantly discounted ground and air shipping options from both UPS and USPS. As an added benefit, customers in the continental United States can also take advantage of our economical Super Saver shipping options: 

  • FREE Shipping - if your order is over $99
  • $5 Flat Rate Shipping - if your order is under $99

    Motion RC's Super Saver Shipping program has no fine print, no exceptions, and it is automatically offered at checkout. Other on-line stores claim free shipping, but look closely at their shipping policy and many times you will find dozens of exceptions that prevent you from receiving the discounted shipping. Our policy is simple - ANY product in our store which costs more than $99 will ship for free. ANY order reaching $99 will ship for free. If your order does not reach the $99 threshold for free shipping, we will ship your order for $5. It's that simple! 

    While Motion RC makes every attempt to ship orders on the same day they are placed, during peak periods we must prioritize the shipment of orders based upon the shipping method chosen by our customers. On peak days we will ship UPS Next-Day Air and USPS Priority Express packages first, followed by UPS 2nd-Day Air and USPS Priority Mail, followed by UPS 3-Day Select and UPS Ground. Once all the paid shipping orders are shipped, we process all orders which have selected Free Shipping or Super Saver Shipping as the shipping method. If you want to ensure the fastest possible processing time of your order, especially during peak days (Mondays) and peak season (November to December), we recommend that you choose a paid shipping option during checkout.  

    Note: Free shipping and $5 flat rate shipping is only available when shipping to an address in the contiguous 48 United States.

    Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and APO / FPO Addresses

    Super Saver Free Shipping and $5 Flat Rate Shipping are not available to residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and service members at APO/FPO addresses. Customers in these locations will be charged the actual computed shipping rate at the time of checkout. 

    Shipping to Canada and Mexico

    Customers in Canada and Mexico will have the option of selecting either Economy Post International, USPS Priority Mail, UPS Standard International (Ground), or UPS Expedited International (Air) for their shipments. If your item is too large for USPS, you will only be presented with a UPS shipping option. Your order will be labeled "hobby parts" as default for customs. The brokerage fee for USPS shipments is a flat $5 (charged by your local Post), brokerage fees for UPS Standard International can range from a few dollars to upwards of $30, and there are no brokerage fees for UPS Expedited International. If you are shipping small items and you do not mind waiting one to two weeks for your package, we offer a very low cost shipping method called Economy Post International (EPI). Motion RC does not collect sales tax or VAT during checkout, so you will be required to pay applicable taxes when you receive your shipment.

    Shipping to Asia, Europe, and Oceania

    Overseas international shipments can be shipped using either Economy Post International (EPI), United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail International or United Parcel Service (UPS) Worldwide Expedited. Economy Post International is our most economical option for shipping small parts. Packages sent via EPI have an average transit time of 7 to 14 days. Packages shipped via USPS Priority Mail International have an average transit time of 6 to 10 business days and include basic package tracking. Packages shipped via UPS Worldwide Expedited have an average transit time of 2 to 4 days, and all shipments include detailed package tracking. None of our carriers will charge a brokerage fee when shipping to this region. Customers will be required to pay any applicable sales tax or VAT upon receipt of the shipment. 99% Of all Motion RC products are duty-free, so import duties will typically be $0. 

    Shipping to Central America and South America

    Customers in Central America and South America can purchase products from Motion RC using an international freight forwarding service. Using a freight forwarder is easy, all you need to do is (1) sign-up for a free account, (2) the freight forwarder will provide you with a US mailing address, (3) you ship your Motion RC order to the assigned US mailing address, and (4) the forwarder sends the package to you. If you do not already have a freight forwarder, we would recommend any of the following companies (click the company name for more info):

    Same Day Shipping Cutoffs

    The cutoff for same day processing of expedited shipping orders is 2pm Central Time. Expedited shipping includes UPS 3-Day Select, UPS 2-Day Air, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Expedited, USPS Priority Mail, and USPS Priority Mail Express. If it is after 2pm and you would like your expedited shipping order processed, please call (do not email) our customer service department at 224-633-9090, and a representative will advise you if same day shipping is possible. Please note that our shipping carriers leave our warehouse at approximately 4pm Monday through Friday, so no orders can be shipped after this time and no orders are shipped on the weekend. 

    Duties and Taxes

    • United States - Orders shipped to Illinois will be charged 7.5% sales tax at checkout.
    • International Regions - Motion RC does not collect sales tax, VAT, or duties during checkout for international orders. Customers outside of the United States will be required to pay applicable duties and taxes upon receipt of merchandise. Both merchandise and shipping fees are taxable. The majority of our products are duty-free to most global destinations.
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