What are my shipping options?
Fed Ex ground shipping is recommended on all crates. If you can get your order in a few days before you need the crate to arrive ground shipping will go for $10 to $15 on most orders. Shipping price varies by delivery location and crate weight.
If you'd like to upgrade to rush shipping we have three other choices listed here from cheapest to most desperate (we've all been there).
- FedEx Ground shipping: 2-5 business day delivery
- FedEx Express Saver: 3 business days or less
- FedEx 2 Day: 2 business days
- FedEx Overnight: overnight delivery
Upgraded shipping costs will also vary based on where you live and which crate you ship- heavy crates like the Personalized Barware will cost more to upgrade than the Man Crates Snack Pack.
Can I ship to APO & FPO addresses?
Hell yes! We have to do a bit of extra paperwork, but it's the least we can do to support our troops and their loved ones. We are always happy to add extra personal touches to any military orders.
We've shipped Man Crates to armed services members in Afghanistan, on the USS Enterprise, and in locations around the world. All APO & FPO shipping is done via the US Postal Service.
Sadly there's a lot of stuff that we can't send to APO & FPO addresses, and believe it or not it varies by zip code. We'll always let you know if there's a problem fulfilling your order. See some common cases below:
- Alcohol is almost always prohibited
- Pork products cannot be sent to many locations - we will substitute beef or turkey
- Weapons cannot be sent to many FPO addresses - Zombie crates usually can't get onboard
- Meat products cannot be sent to some locations - we will notify you and substitute appropriately
- Fruit products cannot be sent to some locations - we will substitute nuts for trail mixes
We insure all APO & FPO deliveries so we can offer a full refund or attempt redelivery in the event that the package doesn't reach the right servicemember.
How to fill out the shipping address for an APO/FPO order
Do you offer military discounts?
We are happy to give a 10% discount to active and retired servicemembers and their families. We are partnered with TroopID to offer one-click, instant savings to verified military and military family members.
Start at www.mancrates.com/military
If you have any problems give us a call: 1-866-902-7260
When will my crate arrive?
We ship almost all orders received by 12pm PST on the same-day, Monday through Friday. Laser-engraved items sometimes ship same day, but typically require an additional 1-2 business days to process before we can ship them. We'll always let you know when your item ships.
Delivery time will vary based on your shipping method.
- FedEx Ground
- FedEx deliveries are reliable. Consult the map below to see how long delivery will take for your region.
- FedEx Express Saver
- In our opinion, they should have just called this option FedEx 3 day. Allow three business days for delivery.
- FedEx Overnight
- Orders submitted by the cutoff time (typically M-F 3PM ET) will arrive next-day afternoon. For example, if you order a Man Crate Original by 2pm ET on Monday, shipping to New York, the package will arrive on Tuesday afternoon.
- USPS to APO / FPO
- Delivery times will vary wildly. Two to four weeks is typical, but sadly it is well out of our control.
We will let you know immediately if there will be any problems fulfilling your order, however to avoid disappointment it's best to order personalized items, like the Man Crates barware, early.
Can you do rush orders?
Our policy is to treat every order like we're Jack Bauer and it's a rush order from The President.
If you have special handling instructions, questions about the shipping policies above, or a really good story why you need something on a different timetable we're always happy to take your call and let you know what we can do:
Can you ship internationally?
We offer FedEx ground shipping to Canada and are exploring cost effective ways to ship overseas. Unfortunately there's about $20 of customs processing fees that we have to pay for each crate, so international customers will see an extra $20 handling fee at checkout.
We can ship to overseas APO & FPO addresses. If you're shipping to a service member with an overseas APO or FPO address please read the section on APO / FPO shipping.
We aspire to raise the National manliness GDP, and export American manliness to the entire world. Stay tuned!
How do you package your crates?
We pack our crates so that your Personalized Barware arrives in mint condition. Every crate is delivered in a shipping box with a crowbar and a note. Some items (the ammo case, jerkygrams) are not crates- these items ship as you see them below.
We pack our crates with love so that each potato chip and pretzel journeys across the land wrapped in a cushion of good feelings and sweet dreams. We have a 100% quality guarantee- if anything arrives in less than perfect condition give us a call and we'll fix it straight away.
What is a Duct Tape Cocoon?
Man Crates doesn't have any wrapping paper in our warehouse, but we do have tons of duct tape. If you're dead-set on sending a gift he can unwrap like a kid on Christmas morning, choose the Diabolical Duct Tape Cocoon in the 'Delivery Options' during checkout.
Is My Personalized Glassware Dishwasher Safe?
All of our personalized glassware is dishwasher safe. Unlike screen printed glasses, your personalized message will actually be cut into the surface of your heat-tempered glassware using the powers of science and lasers. The personalization will be crisp and beautiful until your pint glass erodes back into sand millions of beers from now.
If there's ever a problem with the quality of the etching work we'll replace the pieces in question. If you decide you want to update your glassware after you change your name into an unpronounceable symbol, or if you drop your glasses training for your one man juggling unicycle act, then you've got bigger problems than we can address in this FAQ and you should seek help elsewhere.
Do you do custom orders?
We love custom orders!
Our one caveat is that they take extra time. Please don't hit us up with rush custom orders as they're likely to lead to our premature greying or balding.
Give us a call or email us and let us know what you had in mind for your special crate. We do have personalizable crates (like our personalized Barware crate) but if you need something even more customized, we'll see what we can do.
What happened to the Live Wolverine Man Crate?
If I had a nickel for every time I'd gotten this question...
We had to stop shipping the Live Wolverine Man Crates because we found people almost never liked receiving them.
Our manifesto dictates we ship gifts that guys love, and so as popular as this item was we had to discontinue it.
I have a great idea for a Man Crate
If it's not 'The Live Wolverine Man Crate' then email us!
If you're the first to suggest a new crate and it makes it permanenly onto the site, we'll send you your very own for free!
Where is the world's largest wicker basket?
The world's largest wicker basket can be found in Nowy Tomysl, Poland. Do not confuse "largest" with "manliest." The latter term does not apply to wicker gift baskets.
How old is beer?
Beer was produced before the first written language. We don't mean to imply that beer is the cornerstone of civilization, but the evidence is very suggestive.
I want to know about the Great Pyramids
The workers who built the pyramids were paid in beer. Beeramids, therefore, are not the invention of college students and are, in fact, certifiable Wonders of the World.
Do people in the US like beer?
In the US, annual beer consumption is about 22 gallons per person. Someone's slacking, and it ain't us.
What's a 'crate'?
The word "crate" comes from the Latin word "cratis" - thing which you put other things inside. Knowing Latin automatically makes your smarter. So does buying a Man Crate. QED.