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New England Provisions Company BBB Business Review
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The New England Provisions Company ships only Hard Shell Lobsters that have not shed their shells. These lobsters are full of firm meat. They are not watery or spongy. They meat will not shrink after cooking. This is crucial to having a sucessful party where all of the lobsters are alive and cook up perfectly. You get twice the amount of meat from a hard shelled lobster.

Special Advisory Information: Summer, New Shell, Soft Lobsters caused by shedding their shell are being marketed and shipped through out the US. It's that time of year. The lobsters that shed are by no means a bargain. Often they cook up mushy and the lobster is a total loss dissapointing both the guest and the host. The marketing of these lobsters as being Grade A New Shell is incorrect. They are actually Grade C to B. If you can easily crack the claws open by hand or with a small nut cracker they are not hard shell lobsters.

If you select a Future Delivery date that is more than 2 weeks out the prices per lb and delivery may not be viable for the shiping date. You will be contacted about changes to your order before shipping.

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How to save money on delivery charges:

NEXT DAY HOME DELIVERY which is very inexpensive is now being offered in the Eastern States
It is available in all Zip Codes in MA, ME, RI,CT.  and  in parts of NY,NJ,NH,VT for the following available zip codes starting with :010-128. If outside the specified zip codes delivery will be a two day delivery.
 

For live lobsters cheaper Standard Overnight guaranteed service is typically the choice for most states in cool weather under 80 Degrees but is not advised during hot weather. Since we ship Grade A hardshells and pack carefully; loss has not been a factor in afternoon deliveries for full & half cartons. If it is hot use Priority One especially with smaller lobster paks to be covered by guarantee. Or you can save money by having  your shipment scheduled for customer pick up at your nearest FedEx Shipping Center for 9 AM service using Standard Delivery rates.
Also delivery to place of work is usually before noon and you can save on delivery by using Standard Delivery.

Second Day Delivery is the best choice for Frozen Items shipped with Dry Ice. 50% Savings

For over 80 pound orders, You'd be surprised on how much you can save on shipping if you live near an international airport for customer pick up. Freight savings can be  70% lower than FedEx on shipping by Airline Air Cargo to customers close to major airports for customer pick up. It is also much faster in shipping time and is refrigerated. Same day delivery is possible if you order before 12 Noon.