Shipping Policy

Tarps Now® strives to get your item out as soon as possible. Most items ship within 10 - 25 business days. Custom orders can take 4-8 weeks to ship out. Our fabric by the yard or roll and our imported poly tarps typically ship out in 1-3 business days. Tarps Now® makes every effort to ensure the fastest possible delivery. Business days are Monday through Friday. If you need an item by a certain date, please ask. We will be more than happy to try to get it to you by that date. This includes North America, Canada and Mexico. Please e-mail us at if you wish to talk to us about other possible shipping methods. We may cancel an order and refund the purchase if an item is out of stock or discontinued.

Placing Orders

When placing your order, our systems automatically shops for the best shipping rate for delivery to your shipping location. Whenever possible we will use parcel carriers. We cannot ship to P.O. (Post Office), A.P.O. (Army Post Office), or F.P.O. (Fleet Post Office) boxes. To make sure your order doesn't get delayed, please make sure your ship-to address is NOT a P.O., A.P.O., or F.P.O. Box. Shipping charges are based on the ship-to address and size/weight of products. For shipments to military addresses overseas, we ship to military supply transit centers throughout the country which in turn ships to APO, FPO, overseas military bases and battle fields.

When shipping address is incorrect or undeliverable, or buyer or buyer's designated receiving agent refuse to or is unable to accept UPS, FedEx or freight or other shipment packages, shipping fees cannot be refunded. Shipping charges must be paid again to reship orders that were undeliverable.

Tarps Now® reserves the right to change the shipping method from customer selected to a comparable or faster shipping method. Tarps Now® reserves the right to change shipping method from regular UPS to Freight Shipping for large, heavy or bulk orders.

Sales Tax

Michigan residents pay 6% sales tax. All orders shipped to addresses outside Michigan are exempt from sales tax.

Shipping Carrier

Tarps Now® ships using UPS, UPS Freight and other Freight Carriers. Orders weighing over 150 pounds, there may be option of freight shipping. When you check out, you choose a specific shipping method. Tarps Now® cannot be responsible for a UPS or freight shipment's delivery date or delivery time frame. There is no guarantee of shipping dates or delivery dates.

UPS Delivery

Many of our deliveries are shipped via UPS, which will only deliver to a street address. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. Tarps Now® cannot ship to P.O. (Post Office), A.P.O. (Army Post Office), or F.P.O. (Fleet Post Office) boxes. To make sure your order doesn't get delayed, please make sure your ship-to address is NOT a P.O., A.P.O., or F.P.O.

Freight Delivery

Freight delivery means your product will be shipped and arrive via a large 28' or 53' truck. Freight delivery is used when the size and/or weight of the product is too large to ship using small package carriers. We may also deliver part of your order by truck due to the characteristics of the product. Freight deliveries are generally made Monday through Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm, unless other arrangements are made between you and the carrier. Freight companies will not dispose of your packaging materials. Please note the street of access must be at least 10 feet wide with an overhead clearance of at least 14 feet. If the street is smaller than this, other arrangements need to be made for delivery, such as picking up at the delivery terminal or using an alternate ship-to address for your delivery. Please note the following:

  • Your delivery address must be capable of accepting a freight truck.
  • Someone will need to be present to sign for the delivery.
  • All charges for any redelivery or refusal of the shipment are the customer's responsibility and will be charged to the customer's original method of payment.
  • In the unlikely event of any damage or shortage to your order, please note it on the freight bill and accept the delivery. Contact our customer service department and they will promptly take care of any issues.
  • Additional charges may be incurred for multi-truckload deliveries and/or special crate packaging. Any additional charges will be communicated via phone or email.
  • Some larger orders may require a lift gate truck if a loading dock is not accessible. The added cost is the responsibility of the customer.

Inspect Upon Delivery

Most important is to inspect the package at the time of delivery and before you sign the carrier's delivery receipt. It is your responsibility to check that all items are correct and all pieces accounted for before you sign. If a box is missing, you may accept the delivered pieces, make a note of the shortage on the delivery receipt, and contact Shipping to locate the missing item(s). If your product is being shipped by LTL or freight, be sure to check the product for any damage or missing items. All discrepancies must be noted on the Bill of Lading and signed by the driver. If there is no notation on the Bill of Lading for damaged or missing items Tarps Now® will not issue credit nor will replacement parts be sent out.

Orders Shipping To Outside of the US

Customers are responsible for ALL duties, taxes, tariffs, brokerage fees and custom fees for orders shipping to destinations outside of the US. Customers must pay any and all duties, taxes, tariffs, and fees imposed by governments and must also pay the shipping carrier  any brokerage and processing fees to secure release of shipments. Tarps Now® is NOT responsible for any tariffs, taxes or fees imposed by governments or shipping carriers. 

Free Shipping Offer

Tarps Now offers free shipping on select products, designated with the free shipping icon. These products will be shipped Ground Service within the contiguous United States. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are not eligible for free shipping offers. Free shipping is not available to PO Boxes, military APO's, restricted access or restricted delivery addresses. The free shipping offer is to a customers exterior door, or as determined by the carriers restrictions. Not included in the free shipping are additional fees, such as limited access, restricted access, lift gate service, holding, sorting, redelivery and residential freight deliveries. these fees will be billed before of after delivery, based on the shipping carriers determination. Returns of free shipping products will be charged an original shipment charge, typically 10-15% of the price of the item, along with the return shipping charge and 25% restocking fee. All shipping fees to return the item, and the original shipping fees, are non-refundable. 

Address Correction

Incorrect shipping addresses (wrong house #, wrong zip, missing apartment #, etc) will incur a $15.00 charge for each ground package and $25.00 charge for each air package if correction is made after package has shipped. Incorrect addresses may also result in delayed delivery. Please double check your shipping address for accuracy. This fee is charged to us by UPS for incorrect addresses and will be billed to the credit card your order was placed with. If you feel you have been charged this fee in error, please contact us so we may dispute the fee with the package delivery company. We appreciate your understanding.

Damaged, Lost or Defective Item(s)

You may choose to refuse the delivery if there is unacceptable damage to your item(s). If you choose to refuse the delivery, you must note the damages on the delivery receipt. Please contact Shipping to notify us of the refusal. If only part of an item is damaged, you may accept the order, record the damages on the carrier's delivery receipt, and contact us. Tarps Now® may be able to replace damaged pieces. If a damaged item arrives outside of our business hours, please contact us on the next business day. We will request that any replacement item(s) be sent to you promptly and free of charge.

Once you have signed the delivery receipt, including any notation of damage, make sure to ask the freight carrier for a copy of the delivery receipt. Also, record the freight company's name and trailer number so we may track the order back to our vendor or warehouse. If you discover damages after the delivery is complete, please contact Shipping within 24 hours so that we may resolve the situation immediately.

If upon delivery of the merchandise you notice a manufacturer defect please contact Shipping immediately. We will ask you to email a picture of the defective item and describe the nature of the defect. If after reviewing the pictures we feel that the merchandise is defective due to manufacturing you will be asked to package the item back in the original box and wait for a call tag. We will replace the defective item with new merchandise the following business day. All defective merchandise must be reported to our sales office no later than 15 days following the original invoice date. Please do not confuse a defect with damage during the shipping process.

Customer Service will issue a return tag for the package and inspect the merchandise before replacing the shipment. This is to ensure that the damage was not caused by misuse or negligence. However, we are familiar with our products and the possible mishaps that can occur during manufacturing. If we feel that the merchandise has been damaged or is defective as a result of the manufacturing process, then a replacement shipment will be sent out immediately.

Cancel an Order

Due to our large volume of orders it is difficult for us to locate your order once processing starts, please call to cancel any orders within 1-12 hours, however we cannot promise we will be able to locate and cancel your package. There will be a $15 charges for all canceled orders. It is not possible to cancel orders after shipment. If you wish to cancel your order prior to delivery, please contact us immediately.

Orders will be canceled if items have not been shipped. If items have been shipped, you must follow our standard return procedures. Please see the returns section for further details on returning your product. If you refuse delivery, we will issue store credit for the product price minus 20% restocking fee and any associated shipping fees. If you wish to cancel your order prior to delivery, please contact us immediately at Shipping. Orders will be canceled if items have not been shipped. If items have been shipped, you must refuse delivery or follow our standard return procedures. Please see the return policy for further details on returning your product. Custom order products cannot be canceled after fabrication has begun.