How much will I pay in shipping charges?
We offer Free Shipping for every Continental U.S. order. There is no minimal requirements.  

Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Military APO?
NO. Currently we do not service these areas due to shipping costs and damage issues. We are confident that we will find a solution that will enable us to service these areas in the future.

Do you ship outside the United States?
NO. Currently we do not service these areas due to high shipping costs, fraud, and damage issues.

How will you ship my order and when will it arrive? 
Your order could ship via USPS, FedEx, DHL, or UPS Ground. In order to maintain our low prices, Essential Self Defense Gear primarily utilizes USPS First Class Package Service.We ship all orders placed M-F by 4pm EST the same business day. Most orders arrive at your door within 3-5 business days. The following chart will help you determine how long your order will be in transit and when to expect it. 


After we ship your order from our warehouse, we will send a shipping confirmation email. Please note: if your order includes several items, they may ship separately and at different times. We will send you a shipping confirmation email after all packages have shipped.


How will I know my package shipped?
We will email you that your package has shipped the day we put in route to you. Generally speaking, we ship within 24 hours of payment. Please note that our distribution facility is located in Florida so allow for the appropriate delivery time to your area. We will be happy to provide you with a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number upon request. Please do not initiate this request until at least 7 days from the date you received your shipment sent notice. 

Can I track my package?
YES. We ship via UPS, FedEx or United States Postal Service (USPS). The carrier we choose depends on your location and the weight of the item being shipped. We reserve the right to choose the delivery carrier. All packages shipped include a tracking number including a delivery confirmation number for USPS.

I live in Ohio. Can I pick up my item?
NO. We do not currently have a local retail location and thus do not have local pick-up. No exceptions. We appreciate your understanding.