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The following items are a summary of the essential policies and terms of use that should be read and agreed to before placing your order on
*Current order cut-off time for next-day perishable delivery is 2 PM EST. 

We utilize Next-Day service via UPS for perishables, shipping perishables Monday-Thursday (and Friday with additional Saturday shipping fee). We are packaging with extra ice so that your order will stay cold for at least 48 hours of transit time. Please understand we will do our absolute best to get your order to you but once it's placed in the hands of UPS, shipping delays are out of our control. Please contact us and we will help however we can. If your order arrives more than 48 hours after shipment time and is no longer cold, please contact us immediately to start the claim process.

Order ahead! Your caviar will stay fresh for at least 3 weeks, unopened & properly stored 27-37 °F
Please place orders in advance around the Holidays and check national and local weather for severe storms or flooding before placing your order.
You can contact us anytime for shipping schedule advice 888.268.8780.

  1. Orders containing caviar and perishable products:

    1. Placing your order:
      1. Any order containing temperature sensitive product will be processed and shipped the same-day if the order is successfully placed and verified before 2 pm EST, Monday through Thursday, or  Friday when accompanied with the Saturday shipping up-charge.
      2. Holidays can affect order receipt and shipping times *November & December order cut-off is 12 PM EST*
      3. The order will be processed according to the information provided by the customer at checkout. Please review shipping address, shipping service, requested delivery date, and add any additional comments before completing checkout, and contact us immediately if you need to make any changes to your order.

    2. Your address:
      1. Perishable shipments cannot ship to a PO box.
      2. Manual Verification Required for shipments with un-verified delivery addresses or mismatch billing and shipping addresses.
      3. To better our fraud protection, further steps may be taken to process unrecognized orders from new customers with different shipping and billing addresses, including contacting the accountholder or recipient to verify delivery the purchase before shipping.
    3. Shipping costs:
      1. Shipping costs are calculated live during checkout using our discounted rate through UPS and other available carriers. Rates are based on the shipping service selected with the estimated weight and dimensions, so the customer pays exactly what we pay for shipping.
      2. Order value shipping discounts: The more you spend on your purchase, the more your save on shipping costs!
        Spend $100, get 10% off shipping cost.
        Spend $200, get 20% off shipping cost.
        Spend $300, get 30% off shipping cost.
        Spend $400, get 40% off shipping cost.
        Spend $500 = Free Shipping.

      3. Free shipping: Order values totaling $500 or more (before the shipping fee) will qualify for free shipping on us. Shipping insurance will be applied at no charge and signature will be required upon delivery unless you change it yourself via courier (insurance does not cover for extreme weather delays).

      4. Perishable shipments over $500 receive FREE Next-Day Shipping.
      5. Non-Perishable shipments over $500 receive FREE GROUND Shipping.

    4. Shipping your order:
      1. Orders with perishable contents are recommended to be shipped using UPS Next-Day Delivery. 
      2. Other services levels may be available depending on the order's delivery location, but most do not have the same delivery guarantee and can not be claimed for spoilage caused by late delivery.
      3. Products are packaged in insulated boxes with gel ice to keep under temperature for up to 48 hours.
      4. Certain products are shipped separately from other fulfillment warehouses. 
      5. UPS Next-Day Delivery, delivers Tuesday through Friday. *We advise ordering on Wednesdays for Thursday delivery instead of Thursday/Friday for Friday/Saturday to mitigate unforeseen shipping delays that might cause the product to spoil over the weekend.
      6. Saturday Delivery: Orders received and shipped between 2pm Thursday and 2pm Friday will require the overnight Saturday Delivery service up-charge, calculated at checkout.
      7. Alaska and Hawaii, non-contiguous US, and US territories: Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and most other US territories are available and will be calculated at checkout.
      8. North and South Carolina Cost: Regional shipments Express and Saturday Services are discounted based on proximity. You can also choose the cheaper Ground service instead, but we do not guarantee the product to arrive overnight or within temperature limits.

    5. Delivery Information: 
      1. Delivery date: Regular service will deliver the next day for orders received before 2pm, Monday through Thursday. Customers can leave an order comment specifying a later shipment date if desired. *November & December order cut-off time is 12 PM EST*
      2. Delivery time: "UPS Next Day Overnight" shipping service usually delivers by late morning to early afternoon the day after shipping, "UPS Next Day Saver" will deliver later in the day but is only guaranteed by 9 pm for residences, 4:30pm for official businesses, when on-time. Next-day morning delivery is not guaranteed unless the service is upgraded to "UPS Next-Day Early" service. 
      3. Delays: Shipper delays due to weather and mechanical issues are possible and can sometimes cause the shipment to deliver at a later time of day or miss the next-day delivery all together. If you have a concern about an on-time delivery please contact the courier directly and then contact us. You must let us know within 24 hours of receipt if there is an issue with your delivery and take photos of any damages for evidence during claims process.
      4. In-Person, curbside order pickup: Caviar Star is not a retail facility. Shopping and ordering is only available through our website or over the phone. We are NOT allowed to have public access to our facilities because of Food Safety and insurance policies. Please specify order pickup time at checkout. Orders should be placed before 11am EST for same day pickup, wait time will depend upon current order volumes. 


  1. Orders containing dry goods and non-perishable products:
    1. Placing your order: Non-temperature sensitive product will be processed and shipped the same-day if the order is successfully placed before 2pm EST, Monday through Friday. Your package can take anywhere from 1 to 5 business days to deliver, depending on your location. Holiday's can affect order receipt and shipping times.
    2. Address: It is the customer's responsibility to enter accurate shipping address information.
    3. Shipping Details: Orders are shipped using UPS Ground service. Products are packaged using protective materials in standard shipping boxes.
    4. Non-Perishable shipments over $500 receive FREE GROUND Shipping. Next Day shipping on non-perishable shipments requires additional fee.
    5. Continental US Ground (1-5 business days)
      1. Regional shipments: Customers located in North and South Carolina benefit from lowered shipping rates. Perishable orders in the region are allowed to use UPS Ground service since the insulated boxes will keep the product cold for the duration of delivery. However, choosing this option voids the on-time in transit perishables return policy.
    6. Delivery Information:
      1. Delivery date: Orders received before 2 pm EST, Monday through Friday will ship same-day and deliver within the next 1 to 5 business days, depending on location.
      2. Delivery time: UPS Ground can deliver between 9am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, for non-residential. Residential deliveries usually end around 7pm but can occur up until 9 pm in most regions, especially during busy winter holidays.
      3. Delays: Delays do happen but are unlikely - any ground order not delivered after 7 business days can be claimed as lost.
Here you can find more in depth information on all of the regulatory and administrative policies which govern the operations of and Great Atlantic Trading. These policies are normal for most gourmet import/export companies, but you should still read some the following to minimize any potential "surprises" after using our site
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SHIPPING POLICY - This is important to read and understand before placing an order. These policy rules should help you understand how to best arrange an order and how your shipment will be processed.
RETURN POLICY - Please read our return policy before placing an order. These policy rules should help you understand what to do if you want to make a return and get a refund.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE - An in depth contract which protects our intellectual property and governs our customer's use of the features of
PRIVACY POLICY - How we collect, use, maintain, and disclose the information provided by users on
CHEF, DISTRIBUTOR, WHOLESALE AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY - For customers wanting a larger quantity of our products, this page will help you take steps to becoming a valued Great Atlantic partner. Also contains information on the policies of shipping products outside of the U.S. market
SUSTAINABILITY, CERTIFICATION AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION POLICY - A page containing our certifications from both government and private agencies, as well as the rules that Caviar Star and Great Atlantic Trading must follow in order to guarantee food safety for our customers and protect the environment for our planet