Frequently Asked Questions (Wholesale)

Looking for info about our wholesale shipping, return or payment policies? Here you will find answers to the questions that our customer representatives are asked most frequently. We have done our best to compile comprehensive and helpful information. You can also find out more about SaltWorks® standard wholesale shipping and delivery policies.

If you have a question and can’t find the answer, please give us a call toll-free at (800) 353-7258. Our sales team is happy to assist!

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Is there a minimum order for wholesale?

No order minimums! You can order as little as one case or one bag.

How does Wholesale pricing work?

A wholesale account will give you access to wholesale pricing on cases of retail packaged items. For bulk salt purchases, you will receive the standard volume discounts on 5, 25 and 55 lb. bags and the free shipping promotion. Once you reach the benchmark of 550 lb. per order, there are additional incremental discounts available based on the total order volume. To receive a quote for these volumes, you can email or call our customer support team at any time at or 1-800-353-7258.

How do I get a Wholesale account?

Please click the Wholesale Sign In link at the top right corner under our Wholesale tab to apply for an account. For a direct route, click here

What do I need to get a Wholesale account?

It’s simple – you will be asked to provide some basic contact information along with your company name and address. Your application will be reviewed within 1-2 business days. You will then receive a confirmation email from our team.

How do I get a spec sheet or COA for a product?

Spec sheets and COAs are located on our website on each individual product page or you can access them from our documents page. Please feel free to email or contact our office for further assistance.

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When do orders ship?

The number of days in production will depend on the size and complexity of your order as well as time of year. Smaller orders will usually leave our warehouse within 2 business days. (Business days are Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.)

If this is an urgent order, please call our sales department at (800) 353-7258.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Most orders are packed and shipped from our facility in Woodinville, WA within 2 business days. Standard transit time, as determined by UPS® Ground service, is 2-8 business days for delivery once the order leaves SaltWorks facility. Transit times will vary based on shipping method and carrier, the final destination, as well as other factors outside of SaltWorks control including, but not limited to, high shipping volumes, mechanical breakdowns, severe weather or unforeseen delays.

Please see the transit map below for more detailed information about delivery to your specific location. All delivery times shown are estimates, as UPS does not guarantee delivery time on shipments that have not been sent via an expedited method. Please keep this in mind if time is critical. The day your order is picked up from SaltWorks facility does not count as a transit day. So if an order is picked up on a Monday, then Tuesday would be considered the first day in transit. All transit days are business days (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays).

Please contact customer service at (800) 353-7258 or email with any questions.

If you are on a tight deadline and require expedited services, please give us a call so we can find the best solution for your order.

UPS Ground - Time in Transit Map
UPS Ground Time in Transit map from 98072

* These maps are a general representation of UPS transit times. Transit times are only an estimate, not guaranteed, and may vary due to limited services in rural areas, adverse weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

* Small Package: SaltWorks is not responsible for undeliverable packages. If UPS has attempted delivery 3 times according to their policies and they are unable to deliver to the shipping address given, UPS will automatically redirect the package back to the SaltWorks facility. The customer will be responsible for all shipping charges incurred during this process. Please contact SaltWorks customer service at (800) 353-7258 if you have any questions regarding our shipping or return policies prior to ordering.

* Freight: The customer or a representative is required to be present at time of delivery to sign for the shipment. The delivery location must be accessible and approved for accepting delivery by semi-truck. If for any reason the freight company is not able to complete delivery, the customer will be responsible for all re-consignment, re-delivery, or return shipment fees. If you have any questions about your location or need assistance making necessary arrangements for delivery, please contact SaltWorks customer service at (800) 353-7258 prior to placing your order.

What shipping carriers do you use?

UPS is SaltWorks preferred shipping carrier for small package deliveries and most freight shipments. If you have a special shipping request or questions concerning carriers, please call us at (800) 353-7258 or send an email to

Can SaltWorks ship collect on my account?

Yes, collect shipping is available on your UPS or preferred LTL carrier account. Your collect account information can be entered during the online checkout process. If you have any questions, please contact customer service at (800) 353-7268.

Can I arrange my own shipping?

Small Package: No, all small package shipments (generally under 500 pounds) will be arranged by SaltWorks and sent via UPS.

Freight: Yes, this is an option called Customer Arrange Carrier which is available during the checkout process. Once your order has been processed, you will receive an email notification with shipping instructions. We will request that a completed Bill of Lading be provided to SaltWorks. We cannot release your order to your LTL carrier without the Bill of Lading. If you have any questions, please contact SaltWorks customer service at (800) 353-7268. You can also email us at with questions about arranging your own freight shipment.

How are large orders shipped?

Large orders (generally over 500 pounds) that are too heavy to be shipped via UPS small package will be shipped by truck on a pallet using a common carrier. We will need to gather specific information in regard to the delivery location before we can quote the freight shipping cost to you. To request a freight quote during the online checkout process, please select the “Request a Freight Quote” option under Shipping Options. You may also contact a SaltWorks sales representative at (800) 353-7258 or email for a quote or additional information.

When will I know my order has been shipped?

Once your order has been picked up from SaltWorks facility, we will email you a shipment confirmation to the email address that you provided during checkout.

How can I get my tracking number?

Tracking information will be included in the shipment confirmation email we send to you when your order has been picked up from SaltWorks. If for some reason you do not receive this email, you may check your order status and access tracking information by signing in to your online account. Please call us at (800) 353-7258 if you need help locating tracking information.

Do I need to sign for my delivery?

For UPS small package deliveries, SaltWorks does not require a signature upon delivery. Per UPS policy, it is up to a UPS driver’s discretion whether or not they feel there is a safe place to leave the package. In the event the driver does not feel comfortable leaving a package unattended, UPS will leave a delivery notification on your front door with instructions to complete delivery.

For freight shipments, you or a representative must be present to take delivery of your order and sign the Bill of Lading. Freight carriers will not unload and leave a shipment unattended. If the carrier cannot complete delivery, you are responsible for any fees incurred for re-consignment, re-delivery or return of the shipment to SaltWorks. Please note that the delivery location must be easily accessed by a semi-truck. SaltWorks is not responsible for and will not refund freight orders that cannot be delivered.

If you have questions about accepting delivery of your order, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (800) 353-7258 or

My order says it delivered and it's not here?

For small package deliveries, UPS will do their best to leave your package in a secure location which is often not the most obvious location. If, after checking, you are still unable to locate your package please call our customer service team toll-free at (800) 353-7258.

What do I do if I need to change/update the shipping address after placing an order?

Time is of the essence! Please contact us as soon as possible at (800) 353-7258 for assistance.

We will do everything in our power to accommodate you, however once an order has been packed we are unable to make any changes or updates to the address. We can assist you in attempting to make the changes needed with the carrier, but please note that in the case of a change, there will be additional fees. Please contact customer service as soon as possible at (800) 353-7258.

How are shipping charges calculated?

Shipping charges are based on on the total weight and volume of your order, final delivery destination zip code and the shipping method you choose.

Why do you need my contact number and email address?

We need accurate and current contact information on file so that either a SaltWorks representative or the shipping provider can contact you in the event that there is an issue with your order or delivery. We will send your order confirmation/receipt and shipment notification with tracking information to the email address provided. Your information will never be sold or shared with any third parties.

Do you ship internationally?

We can offer international shipping. Quotes will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Please email with your international shipping inquiries.

How about shipping to Canada?

Small Package: Charges for shipping to Canada are based on the weight and volume of your package, the shipping method you choose and your final destination. Transit charges will be calculated during the standard check out process. Please note that customs, duties, taxes, and other import fees are not included in the shipping charge at checkout and will be imposed and collected by UPS as a separate charge to you. You will be responsible for paying these fees directly to the billing party. Any orders not delivered because of a refusal to pay these fees will not receive a refund from SaltWorks. Questions about these fees should be directed to UPS at (800) PICK-UPS prior to ordering. Finalizing and submitting your order indicates you accept any and all duties and taxes. All orders are in US Dollars (USD).

Freight/LTL: You will be required to hire a brokerage firm to clear your freight shipment at the border. Your elected customs brokers’ contact information must be provided to SaltWorks during checkout. Please note: all customs, duties, taxes and other import fees are not included in any charges from SaltWorks. These fees will be assessed by and must be paid to your brokerage firm.

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How Do I Return a Product?

If for some reason you would like to return an unopened product, please contact a customer service representative at (800) 353-7258 within 30 days of receiving your order. Items that have been opened or used are not eligible for a return. Unapproved returns will not be accepted or refunded. An approved return will be issued a return merchandise authorization number (RMA). Please clearly label the outside of the return shipping box with the RMA number provided. Please note your return will be subject to a 15% re-stocking fee and you will be responsible for all shipping charges to send the product back to our location. Pre-approved returns can be sent to: 

SaltWorks, Inc.
ATTN: Returns
16240 Woodinville Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

My product arrived damaged, what do i do?

Small Package: Though we take great care in packing each order, damage does occasionally occur in shipping. Please report any damage immediately to SaltWorks customer service at (800) 353-7258.

Freight: Be sure to notate any damage on the Bill of Lading at the time of delivery. Please contact SaltWorks customer service at (800) 353-7258 as soon as possible.

I received the wrong product?

If you received a product other than what was shown on your order confirmation, please contact us at (800) 353-7258 or send us an email at and we will be happy to assist you.

What happens if I refuse a shipment?

Shipments that are refused by the customer will be returned to SaltWorks by the carrier. SaltWorks will issue a refund for the amount paid for the items on the order, minus all shipping costs paid by SaltWorks and/or the customer. If the total shipping costs are greater than the amount paid for the product(s), you will not be eligible to receive a refund. Shipments returned to SaltWorks may also be subject to a 15% re-stocking fee. If you have issues with your shipment, please contact SaltWorks at (800) 353-7258.

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What payment methods do you accept?

For orders placed online and over the phone, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). For online orders, we also accept PayPal. Wholesale customers with an existing pre-approved Net 30 Account may place orders online and over the phone on their SaltWorks account. If you wish to send a check or money order, please contact customer service at (800) 353-7258 to set up your order prior to sending payment.

Can I apply for a credit account?

Yes, we offer Net 30 terms to our wholesale customers based on credit approval. Please contact customer service to request a credit application and terms at (800) 353-7258 or email The application and approval process can take up to 2-3 weeks, but any orders placed in the interim can be pre-paid via credit card or check.