Minnesota Metal Designs protects you while you shop with us, so that you never have to worry about credit card safety.  If you feel more comfortable, you can always call in your credit card order to us on the phone (Visa & MasterCard only), or send us an order by mail with a check.

1. Order On-Line
It doesn’t get easier than this! Simply click on the “Add to Cart” button on the individual Minnesota Metal Designs products that you want. When you are finished shopping proceed to checkout, enter all your shipping and billing information in our SECURE ON-LINE TRANSACTION procedure, and let us do the rest!

2. US Mail – Certified Check or Postal Money Order
To pay by check, we recommend mailing in the Order Form. (Click here to print order form.) Please call us for shipping prices so you can add them to your order. Personal checks must have a valid nine-digit bank routing code located on the bottom of the check. You can also mail or phone the order to us with your credit card number (Visa & MasterCard only) .

3. Call Your Order In
If you would like to call us with your order using your Visa or MasterCard, please call us at 218-326-9533.

Understanding our Shipping Costs:

Many factors play into the cost of shipping.  At Minnesota Metal Designs, our products are heavy – as they are made out of metal.  Almost all of our products are large in size and some weigh up to 70 pounds.

We realize that our shipping prices may be considered high.  Our products are made from heavier gauge steel than many of the same style items you may find at a “big box” store.  We also put a lot of thought into the design of our products, as they are very practical and user friendly. We excel at manufacturing quality products that should bring you many years of service and enjoyment.

For years, small package carriers shipped packages only according to weight, which meant that packages, regardless of size, were only billed based on the actual weight.
Several years ago small package carriers started to charge by dimensional weight.  Dimensional weight reflects package density, which is the amount of the space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight.  An example would be a pillow, which may not weigh much in terms of pounds, but will be shipped in a box that takes up a lot of room on a truck.

By using dimensional weight, shipping carriers helped to ensure that the costs they incur to deliver a package more closely aligned with the fees they charged.  Basically, they wanted to be paid for the space that was occupied on their trucks for big, lightweight packages.
At first, the dimensional rate rules only applied to larger packages, which meant that it did not apply for the majority of parcels. That has since changed, and their new rule is that dimensional weight will be calculated with packages as small as a shoe box.  Carriers also have an additional charge if the package is excessively long.  This rule applies to many items we ship at Minnesota Metal Designs.

Due to the fact that our products are large and heavy, we only quote ground shipping prices on our website.  If you want an order to be shipped by air, please call your order in and we will quote you some shipping price options.

Shipping prices listed on our website are for the 48 contiguous United States only.  See below for information on shipping to other locations.  All Minnesota Metal Designs items are normally shipped out as soon as possible after we receive payment, assuming the items are in stock. Please allow 10-15 days for delivery after ordering. Some items may be out of stock at the time your order is placed, and we will do everything possible to get your order shipped as soon as possible.  We normally ship via UPS ground.  Any changes in shipping address once your order has been shipped will result in additional shipping charges that the customer will be responsible for. In the event we incur additional shipping charges due to an incorrect or undeliverable address, you will be billed for such charges. There is a 20% handling fee for all refused shipments.

Please call or email us for a quote on your shipping and handling charges. We require orders outside the United States to be prepaid with a money order, cashier’s check, or credit card in U.S. funds. All sales outside the United States are final.

All returns must be pre-authorized by calling 218-326-9533, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, CT for an authorization. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, items may be returned for refund or exchange within ten days of receipt.  You will be charged a 20% restocking fee. Return shipping must be prepaid. There are no shipping refunds. Exchanges will be billed appropriate freight. Refunds are issued the same way the original order was paid for. All return items MUST be complete, undamaged, and in resalable condition. A copy of the original invoice and a letter stating why the product is being returned is required. We reserve the right to refuse any returns. The above return policies are at the discretion and determination by Minnesota Metal Designs.

It is the customer’s responsibility to inspect packages immediately in the presence of the carrier. If any shipment is damaged, the carrier should write the details on your delivery sheet. Contact the carrier to send a representative to inspect the damaged package. Minnesota Metal Designs cannot be held liable for a claim on damaged merchandise unless the above procedure is followed.

Check your order as soon as you receive it. Notify us of any shortage within three days of delivery.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Minnesota Metal Designs shall not be responsible for any damage or loss caused by delays, failures, labor costs, transportation, or any consequential damage arising from any cause whatsoever. Minnesota Metal Designs shall not be liable for personal loss, injury or damage, direct or indirect, arising out of the use of, or the inabilities of any Minnesota Metal Designs product.  Minnesota Metal Designs and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proven to be defective.  Minnesota Metal Designs shall not be liable for personal or mechanical damage caused by the use or misuse of our products.