Here are some tips to help you make the best shipping decision.
We work quickly and usually ship orders within 24 hours or the next business day. If we receive your order in the morning, we sometimes ship it the very same day. If we receive your order in the afternoon or evening, we usually ship it the next day.
U.S. MAIL TO ALL U.S. ADDRESSES
Deliveries are made Monday through Saturday. The Post Office does not count Sunday as a business day and is closed on holidays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day, along with all the regular holidays.
Media Mail is the most economical choice, but delivery can be slow. It usually takes 2 to 14 days, depending on your distance from Seattle.
Priority Mail is one of the all-time great shipping deals. Most packages are delivered in 2-3 days for half the cost of a two-day package via UPS or FedEx. However, delivery time is not guaranteed and some deliveries take longer than 2-3 days, especially if you live in a rural area. We have had great success sending Priority Mail packages to big cities like New York and Chicago. They almost always get delivered in two days.
When we ship your order, we send an e-mail confirmation that includes the Delivery Confirmation number for your package. You can track the package online at www.USPS.com.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
If you want guaranteed delivery, we recommend UPS.
Deliveries are made Monday through Friday. UPS does not count Saturday and Sunday as business days. All UPS packages are insured and can be traced if they become lost.
Delivery times are guaranteed. To calculate your actual delivery time, go to www.ups.com and click on "calculate delivery time." Enter our city and zip code, Seattle 98115, for origin of package and your city and zip code for destination. Add a day for us to process your order.
When we ship your order, we send an e-mail confirmation that includes the UPS tracking number for your package. You can track the package online at www.ups.com.
UPS Ground: Delivery takes 1-3 days to the West Coast, 4-7 days to the Midwest and 7-10 days to the East Coast. Actual elapsed time depends on the timing of your order. If you order Mon-Thu, your order will be shipped Tues-Fri, with delivery in 1-7 days. If you order Fri-Sat-Sun, your order won't be shipped until Monday, so actual elapsed time is 3-10 days.
UPS 3 Day Select to 48 contiguous states: Delivery is guaranteed by the end of the third business day to every address in the 48 contiguous states. To get books by Friday, you must order by Monday. Otherwise, you will get books the following week.
UPS 2nd Day Air to all U.S. addresses: Guaranteed on-time delivery by the end of the second business day to every address in the United States and Puerto Rico. To get books by Friday, you must order by Tuesday. Otherwise, you will get books the following week.
UPS Next Day Air to all U.S. addresses: Fast, guaranteed overnight delivery to all 50 states and Puerto Rico by 10:30 a.m., noon or end of next business day, depending on destination. To get books by Friday, you must order by noon Wednesday. Otherwise, you will get books the following week, unless you want to pay extra for Saturday delivery.
Saturday delivery is available in some areas for Next Day Air packages. There is an additional fee for Saturday delivery. Saturday delivery is not an option for 2nd Day Air or 3 Day Select.