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Shipping Rates and
Delivery Times

Free Shipping on chess sets, pieces, boards
Chess sets, pieces and boards are shipped free in the Continental USA. We use USPS, UPS and FEDEX and usually ship within 24- 48 hours.You will receive tracking information on these orders. Please note that if you order a free shipping item with a non-free shipping item the order will calculate shipping for the free item. To get around this system glitch please place two orders. If you need help email us: email@chesscentral.com.

How to get shipping charges
Shipping is automatically calculated prior to submitting your payment information. Simply add items to your cart and select your location and preferred shipping method from the drop down menu. You are never obliged to purchase.

All products in stock are shipped within 24-48 hours (Business Days)

When you purchase, you will receive 2 emails from ChessCentral. The first will be your order confirmation, the second will be an email telling you that your order was shipped. You may also check under “My Account” for ship date and tracking number if you purchased tracking. We try to keep all products in stock. On the rare occasion a product will take longer than 48 hours to ship we will contact you by email.

Delivery Times for
First Class/Air Mail
Business Days
United States 4-7
Canada 7-14
United Kingdom 7-14
Europe 7-21
Rest of World 7-21

Please allow 5-10 business days for U.S. delivery of all products and 7-21 days for most international delivery of software and CDs. International packages may take longer due to your country's Customs clearance, we are not responsible for customs fees. The average delivery time is not guaranteed. Many international shipments only have tracking to the US Border. To find out if your country tracks up until delivery, please call your local post office.

If you have a time sensitive package, please use UPS. First Class mail and Priority in the USA have no tracking, no insurance, and are not guaranteed to arrive within the expected time-frame.

Shipping Rates USA and Worldwide
ChessCentral's shipping rates are the best deal around. It is easy to get your shipping costs before you checkout.

First, place all the items you would like to purchase in your cart (you may remove any and all items at any time – you are never obligated to purchase!). Select your location and then click the "Recalculate" button under your total. You will then be able to select your shipping option whether you are shipping to a USA address or Worldwide. Please note that shipping chess boards outside the USA, due to their size and weight, may have to be shipped by UPS and we would be happy to quote this service.


Shipping Service Base Rate/
Additional Pound
Standard Mail: 4-7 Days, No Tracking, No Insurance, No Guarantee on delivery time
Priority Mail: 2-3 Days, No Tracking, No Insurance, No Guarantee on delivery time $5.95/$1.00
UPS Ground: 1-5 Days Tracking, Insured. Guaranteed Delivery Time $8.95/$1.95
UPS 3 Day: Tracking, Insured


2nd Day: Tracking, Insured $27.95/$4.95
Next Day Air: Tracking, Insured $44.95/$4.50


Air Mail: 7-21 Days, No Tracking,
Not Insured
Global Priority Mail: 2-5 Days,
No Tracking
Expedited: 2-5 Days, Tracking, Insured $33.95/$3.50


Air Mail: 7-21 Days No Tracking,
Not Insured
Global Priority: 5-7 Days, No Tracking,
Not Insured
Global Express: 5-7 Days Tracking,

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