Frequently Asked Questions
Triggers are pretty straightforward. You can set up a time based trigger (# of months) and/or a round count trigger. Each month when your subscription hits we’ll allocate your inventory to your account and check any active triggers you have (they need to be on your subscription and “active” because people change triggers all the time). If your shipping is “triggered” by # or months since last shipment or # of rounds, we ship out your ammo. We first apply any coupons or credits and charge your card on file for any shortfall. You don’t have to do anything.
Our shipping fee is straightforward: it is just $15 for any sized package, any weight, anywhere in the continental United States. Starting in January 2018 we are offering customers FREE SHIPPING on boxes over $250 of value. (Includes Ammo and/or gear shipments!)
Nope – it is up you to determine what the ideal amount of ammo you want to receive. We recommend a minimum of 100 rounds however. If you have less, take advantage of our unique approach and use shipping triggers and build up good supply before you have it shipped – that way you maximize your value in our service. Shipping will cost $15 so it doesn’t make financial sense to pay that for a very small amount of ammo – it is your choice though!
You can claim your accrued ammunition at any time. Every customer has the ability, at any time, to receive delivery of their ammo “on demand”. You can call, email or use the “Request Ammo” tab under your Account Dashboard.
Alternatively, when you establish your subscription you can add optional delivery triggers which includes a variety of delivery options: by the round count or by the time interval. This option gives us a signal to ship your ammo when one of the two triggers has been reached – automatically. Each trigger will charge a small amount that goes toward your future shipping costs. You don’t need to lift a finger, it will happen like clockwork.
Nope. You can set up a subscription for as little or as much as you want. We do have a minimum shipment size of 100 rounds of boxed ammo (factory ammo boxes – typically 50 rounds for pistol and 20 for rifle) but you can buy a little bit and just let it accumulate over time in your account.
While our typically billing occurs on the 1st of the month, we can set up your billing schedule to occur on a specific day of the month (ie: 5th, 12th, etc) or to trigger on a weekly basis. Just contact us to request this option.
We started out as an ammo subscription program, but we’ve received many requests to expand our offerings. We have. Here’s how it works…
Magazines and gun accessories are only available to our ammo subscribers. (Read why.)
When you see something you would like to purchase from our current or future offerings, you have a few options:
Direct Purchase: You can place the order just like you would any other eCommerce store. Once we get the order we will place the item into your inventory for the next time your ammunition box goes out at which time we will include anything you have added to your inventory (ammo or gear). You can accumulate various pieces of gear this way and get one shipment when you choose – even automatically if you already have an ammo delivery trigger set up.
Gear Credit (Single Purchase): You can also purchase a One Time Gear Credit that acts like store credit. You can do this at any time and you will receive a unique store credit code that will appear in your cart for any future purchases. You can accumulate Gear Credits a little at a time for a large purchase down the road. You can also do this automatically with a reoccurring credit.
Gear Credit (Reoccurring): You can also sign up for a Reoccurring Gear Credit that is just just like one of our subscriptions. The only difference is that you are accumulating store credit to be used on future gear purchases. The sum of any accumulated gear credits will be available for your future purchases.
Please Note: that in every case, your purchase of magazines, parts and accessories will not be shipped out immediately. It will be included in your ammunition box shipment at the earliest of THE FOLLOWING MONTH. This is important because we do not maintain inventory for every gear related item and may not be able to ship to you until we receive the item from our distributor. Any gear items you purchase will show up in your account within 2-3 days of your online purchase and will be returnable or refundable just like ammo until it is shipped out with your regular ammunition box.
Why do we limit the purchase of gun parts and accessories to subscribers?
The reason is simple: we are not a traditional eCommerce store, nor do we want to be one. We are an ammo subscription service first and foremost.
However, based on numerous requests from our ammunition customers, we set out to provide our subscribers with a simple way to add basic gun parts and accessories to their ammo subscription box – the kind of stuff they would be hunting around town or online looking for deals on anyway. This way customers can accumulate ammo and add gear to their ammo box order.
Just like our ammunition, we priced our gear competitively and in some cases below MAP (Manufacturer Advertised Price). In order to offer gear this way we can’t make it visible to the public – it is for subscribers only and you must be logged in to view gear related product pages.
We also won’t ship out magazines and gun accessories separately. They must be included in an existing ammunition subscription box. If you need something shipped out today there are many other eCommerce outlets for you to buy from. Our service is unique and designed for the convenience of accumulating ammunition on a regular basis – now with the ability to tack on a little extra gear now and then…
If you are interested in becoming a subscriber and adding gear to your account, check out our ammo subscription options on our ammo page.
If you are a California resident, you probably already realize that Prop 63 will impact your subscription. We’ve had a ton of questions about this….
Here’s the Short Version:
Starting in January 2018 you’ll need to buy ammunition face-to-face.
What this means is that we will no longer be able to ship ammo to your door and will instead need to ship to an intermediary (gun store or ammunition dealer).
The only question for you really is how burdensome the “fee” charged by receiving dealers will be and whether this will offset the cost of buying ammo locally. According to the text of the law, the ammunition vendor can charge a fee that will be set by the California DOJ (the fee is still unknown at this point).
*Below is the text of the applicable law that changed: *
*SEC. 8.6. Section 30312 of the Penal Code is amended to read:*
*30312. (1) Commencing January 1, 2018, the sale of ammunition by any party
shall be conducted by or processed through a licensed ammunition vendor.(2)
When neither party to an ammunition sale is a licensed ammunition vendor,
the seller shall deliver the ammunition to a vendor to process the
transaction. The ammunition vendor shall then promptly and properly deliver
the ammunition to the purchaser, if the sale is not prohibited, as if the
ammunition were the vendor’s own merchandise. If the ammunition vendor
cannot legally deliver the ammunition to the purchaser, the vendor shall
forthwith return the ammunition to the seller. The ammunition vendor may
charge the purchaser an administrative fee to process the transaction, in
an amount to be set by the Department of Justice, in addition to any
applicable fees that may be charged pursuant to the provisions of this
title.(b) Commencing January 1, 2018, the sale, delivery or transfer of
ownership of ammunition by any party may only occur in a face-to-face
transaction with the seller, deliverer, or transferor, provided, however,
that ammunition may be purchased or acquired over the Internet or through
other means of remote ordering if a licensed ammunition vendor initially
receives the ammunition and processes the transaction in compliance with
this section and Article 3 (commencing with Section 30342) of Chapter 1 of
Division 10 of Title 4 of this part.*
Our subscription program is a little different then most people are use to. You add the AMOUNT you want to spend each month and that buys a certain number of ROUNDS for each caliber and grade combination. We currently allow a $1 increment for your subscriptions so you can match the amount you want to pay with the current price of the caliber. Keep in mind that prices do change and you will want to add a buffer to adjust for this.
Here’s an example: You want to buy a box rifle ammo in a particular caliber every month. Today that ammo sells for $0.48 per round which is $9.60 per box of 20 rounds. In order to get one full box in your inventory each month you’ll need to set your subscription for this particular caliber to $10. This will buy 20.8 rounds. Now if the prices change to $0.51 per round you’re $10 will only buy 19.6 rounds which leaves you 0.4 rounds short of a full box. (Now if this is over a two month period you’ll have 40.4 rounds which is two full boxes).
When you first select a caliber you see that you can add a quantity to your order. No this is not the number of boxes you want, this is actually the number of dollars you want to pay each month. For example a quantity of “2” is actualy just $2.00 so what that means is that your subscription will buy $2.00 of that caliber/grade each month.
You bet! That is one of the benefits of this program vs. buying straight from the store. You can trade into another caliber at any time (as long as we haven’t shipped it to you). The way this works: we will trade your current caliber for 95% of the new caliber (the 5% is our fee for the exchange). We use the price we are currently selling the same rounds for on our product pages and inventory .pdf to calculate the prices.
We want to be as fair as possible, so instead of shipping out, we’ll just refund your ammunition cost less a 10% restocking fee. You can cancel your subcription yourself in the MyAccount page, but you’ll need to create a ticket to let us know that you want to sell back the ammo in your inventory – it doesn’t happen automatically.
No, of course not. It is month-to-month and you can cancel or adjust it at any time. There are also no fees to set-up or cancellation. You have the ability to place your subscription on hold or cancel right from your “MyAccount” page.
Our program is not like a regular retail store. It is a subscription program for ammunition. Even compared to other subscription programs, we are unique. We don’t ship ammo to you every month unless you set up your account that way. You can let your ammunition accumulate until you are ready to have it shipped.
To have ammo shipped automatically, you need to have an automatic trigger set up. If you don’t, you will need to request your ammunition (email or phone – we don’t have a “button” on your site yet).
If you think you should be getting your ammunition this month, make sure you have a delivery trigger in place. You can see this on your email confirmation or subscription page under “MyAccount”. For everyone who has a delivery trigger, we ship out during the 2nd week of the month. When we ship, we send an email with a tracking number so you can see when your box will be delivered.
You won’t know for sure until you get your box delivered. We are similar to a wine of the month club in that you can sign up for red or white wine but not request specific brands. We do provide a list of which brands we have in inventory right now (you may get any of the brands listed for a particular caliber/grade/bullet weight).
Customers now have the ability to list their specific likes and dislikes under the Ammo Preferences section of their account. This give us some structure on how to package up your box: for example if you list that you like Federal, but don’t like Remington, we’ll always default to Federal if we have it. You can be as granular as you like and we’ll try our best to fill your box according to your preferences.
As gun owners we all know that ammunition is not created equal. Wolf is not the same as Winchester. What we’ve done at Ammo² to acknowledge that fact is to group brands of ammo into “grades” (just like gasoline or beef). When you create your Automatic Ammunition subscription you decide on grade and caliber not the exact brand. When we pack your shipment, we fill from our available inventory. While we do list the brands we have currently, that may change as we get new shipments of various calibers and grade options in the future. Here you can find information about our ammo quality grades.
That depends on how much you want. Your monthly subscription and the price per round ($/rnd) will determine how much of each caliber goes into your inventory each month. The price will fluctuate a little over time, but we do our best to keep prices as low as possible. You know what the current price is by looking at the product page or our Current Inventory page – so you can be satisfied with the price point you are getting when your order goes through on the first of each month.
You can, and should! AmmoSquared is not a replacement for traditional ammunition retailers, we have a different approach. Our focus is on providing an automated “drip” purchase option so you can buy ammunition like you fund your 401k. If you have a need for a large amount of ammo right away, you should purchase from a traditional ammunition retailer. If you want to supplement your ammunition supply with a regular periodic purchase strategy – then AmmoSquared is here.
With AmmoSquared, you set up a monthly subscription for the calibers and quality grade you want. Each month your subscription automatically purchases a small amount of ammo at bulk prices. This ammunition accumulates until you want it delivered – which can be set up for automatic delivery or “on demand”. It is as simple as that.
Some things to keep in mind:
- You are not purchasing specific brands. We are different then a retail store where you pick out exactly what you want and it gets shipped to you immediately. Instead you are signing up for the calibers and grades of ammo you want and then setting aside a little bit of money each month to purchase those.
- All prices and brands are listed on our latest price sheet .
- Your ammo will accumulate in our warehouse until you are ready to receive it – it doesn’t get shipped out automatically unless you have set up an automatic shipping trigger.
- We can’t break ammo out of factory boxes and ship it separate. So you’ll need to accumulate at least enough ammo so we can send you the factory box (50rnds of pistol for example or 20 rounds of rifle ammo, varies by caliber and brand).
- Our minimum shipment size is 100 rounds. Anything less and it doesn’t make financial sense for you or for us.
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