Shipping & Handling Options
Shipping & handling options within the continental United States
We currently offer five shipping & handling methods:
- Standard Service takes 1 to 2 weeks.
- UPS Ground® takes 1 to 6 business days.
- USPS Priority Mail takes 1 to 6 business days.
- UPS 2nd Day Air® takes 2 business days from shipping date.
- UPS Next Day Air® takes 1 business day from shipping date.
Note that Standard Shipping & Handling uses both U.S. Postal Service and UPS. The optimal carrier is automatically selected to provide delivery based on the destination and weight of your order.
Please note that these shipping & handling methods are only available to our U.S. customers.
Shipping & handling options for Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico
When shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, only our Standard (up to 3-5 weeks) or Priority (2 to 6 business days) shipping & handling methods are available.
Shipping & handling options for a U.S. Territory
When shipping to a U.S. Territory, only our Standard (up to 2 months) or Priority (up to 2 weeks) shipping & handling methods are available.
Shipping & handling options for Canada
Currently, we offer only Standard Canadian Service to our Canadian customers. This method takes from 1 to 3 weeks, depending on your location in Canada. We will add GST or HST (when applicable) to your order if you process it on our site.
A note to our Canadian customers:
+ Additional duties, taxes or import fees may be charged by your country at the time of delivery.
Shipping & handling options for other international shipments
For shipping to an international destination, our economy air service is available with a 2-6 week delivery time.
- Air delivery to some areas in the South Pacific, Africa, Singapore and Bermuda can take longer. Delivery to the West Indies and the Caribbean can take 12+ weeks.
- Additional duties, taxes or import fees may be charged by your country at the time of delivery.
Shipping & handling options for an APO or FPO Address
When shipping to an APO or FPO address, our Standard (about 2-6 weeks) and Priority (about 1-2 weeks) shipping & handling methods are available.
For an additional $1.70, you can upgrade Standard Shipping & Handling to include Postal Air Lift (PAL) to expedite delivery (1-3 weeks), be sure to check the appropriate box during the order process. We recommend Priority Shipping & Handling for orders being sent to military addresses.
Shipping & handling options for a prison address
We deliver to penitentiaries, but we suggest you contact the prison first to determine if there are any special regulations. Some prisons don't allow delivery of hardcover books. Others place a limit on the number of items contained in a package. We cannot send any packages anonymously to inmates and all packages must be sent via US Mail. We cannot ship UPS to prisons.
What shipping & handling method should I select for framed art?
The majority of our framed art can be shipped to any address in the continental U.S. (not Alaska or Hawaii) via any shipping & handling method we offer. Due to size restrictions, a few framed art pieces as well as other large products cannot be shipped via standard delivery. These same pieces cannot be shipped to Canada or anywhere outside the continental U.S. If you have any questions regarding shipping & handling of framed art, please feel free to contact us.
How do you calculate shipping & handling charges for orders?
Postage & handling is based on the total cost of your order, not the weight of the package. When you complete your order, our online ordering system will automatically calculate the postal & handling charges based on the total cost of the particular order.
Please Note: Additional duties, taxes or import fees may be charged by your country at the time of delivery.
What shipping & handling method should I select for computer software?
If computer software is being ordered along with other items, then shipping & handling for the software is free. If the software is the only item on your order, then the shipping & handling charge will be figured at the minimum charge for the shipping & handling method you choose.