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Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska is now available from Homarus. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.
Orders are shipped Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.
The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:
Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.
UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 12 Noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.
Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available via UPS Next Day Air service, for an additional charge of $20 per package. Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending on the delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.
For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.
All lobsters from Homarus Lobster are shipped in extra thick recyclable containers to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.
All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.
Immediately upon arrival, remove your lobsters from the cooler and place them in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Do not put lobsters in a plastic bag or sealed container, and avoid putting your lobsters in water or covering with ice.
Live Maine lobsters are green, dark brown, or blue. They'll turn red when you cook them.
For maximum enjoyment, cook your lobsters within 24 hours of arrival.