LOCATION & PARKING HELP
Where is Metsker Maps?
Metsker Maps is located in downtown Seattle on First Avenue, between Pike and Pine. We are on the west side of First in the Sanitary Market building of the Pike Place Market, which is half a block north of the main entrance to the Market.
Where is the best place to park?
Besides metered street parking, we recommend using the Public Market Parking Garage located at 1531 Western Ave. The garage is connected to the Market via elevator and sky bridge.
You can find us by crossing the cobblestones, entering the Sanitary Market Building and if you somehow make it past all the wonderful food aromas, you're there!
We're currently offering Curbside Pickup availability as well.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-800-727-4430 if you have any questions.
WEBSITE & SHIPPING
I'm looking for a particular map, but I can't find it online?
Never fear, the Metskerteers are here! We're always happy to answer any and all questions.
You're welcome to email us (email@example.com) and we'll do our best to locate the map / find out its status.
What type of shipping options do you offer?
We typically send via either USPS First Class mail (for folded maps), and USPS Media Mail (for rolled maps), and look for the least expensive shipping method to send our other products. We usually charge $3-5 for folded maps and $12 for rolled maps.
Our website has some trouble estimating shipping charges, so you might see a lower price on your final receipt.
If you need it to get there quickly, or via UPS, just give us a call and we can arrange that (for a little extra fee).
Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii?
Shipping to the Aloha State and the Last Frontier from us here in the lower 48 can be... well, expensive. Rest assured, we charge the cheapest rate possible and we are always more than happy to provide a quote for you.
Since our website is set up for customers typically in the contiguous US; it might quote you a lower price than what it actually is. We may contact you in case of a substantial difference in shipping costs. We apologize in advance if this (rare) inconvenience happens!
Do you ship internationally?
At this time, our website does not allow us to accurately quote the cost to ship items outside of the United States. However, we do offer price quotes when provided with the items you're interested in and your postal address. Feel free to give us a call or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do for you!
My package arrived damaged… What do I do?
Never fear, Metskers is here! Please notify us immediately of any errors or damage to your order and we’ll correct the mistake. We may ask for a photograph to help us file insurance claims.
I’ve changed my mind. Can I return my order?
We’re pretty standard retail around these parts, at least in the returns department. We accept returns as long as they’re returned in resellable condition and we usually allow around a two-week window. Give us a call with any questions or problems before returning items.
You can also call us and speak to a real, live human at 1-800-727-4430 or send us an email at email@example.com.
TYPES OF MAPS
What happened to the old Metsker Maps?
To make a long story short - back in the late 1990's, the Metsker Maps were purchased by an archiving company, HistoricMapWorks.com. Reprints are still available, but we unfortunately do not have any to offer at our store.
Does Metsker Maps sell International Maps?
Not to brag, but here at Metskers we've estimated our stock to be over 30,000 maps deep.
Among those, we have an extensive amount of inventory of international maps. Whether you are looking for Wall Maps, City Maps, Recreational Maps, Regional Maps or just a good ol' fashioned Road Map anywhere from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, we've got you covered.
Does Metsker Maps have Topo or Hiking Maps?
We sure do! Our coverage of Washington (our home state) is nothing short of excellent. USGS 7.5' Topographic Maps, Green Trails, National Forest Service Maps and Trails Illustrated are just a few that we offer here at Metskers.
If you're interested in other places, don't worry, we've got options for those too! Especially the Western States.
Does Metsker Maps sell Antique Maps?
We do have a large selection of high-quality, affordable antique replica maps, for cities, regions, countries and the world! We do not, unfortunately, have any actual old maps.
What's the difference between political and physical on a map?
A political map focuses on boundaries between entities, like countries, states or counties. They are generally brighter colors to easily distinguish the boundaries.
A physical map focuses on the geography of the area and will often have shaded relief to show the mountains and valleys. Typical colors are blues, greens and browns. Many rivers, mountains and lake features are usually labeled. Cities, towns, countries and other political features are often labeled as well; its just not the focus of the map or the first thing you notice.
Does Metsker Maps offer Custom Mapping?
Is the sky blue? Of course we do!
Through our affiliation with the one and only Kroll Map Company, a century old Seattle map publisher, we're able to offer personalized custom coverage and detail on many levels for the Pacific Northwest and beyond (but mostly the PNW).
For more information, please visit www.krollmapcompany.com or call us at (206) 623-8747.