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Information about shipping options and rates. (Effective 24 February 2013)
Shipping charges are based on the order subtotal (before applying any discount coupons and excluding the value of any downloads or subscriptions).
Most orders placed before 12 noon Eastern time on weekdays (excluding holidays) will ship out the same day. The approximate time for delivery is dependent upon the delivery address. Times shown in the tables below are an estimate only.
There are a number of US domestic delivery options available. If you wish to use a different option, please call us. All orders to PO boxes must be sent via USPS.
2-day and next day orders must be placed before 11:00am Eastern Time in order to be guaranteed overnight.
Within the United States of America
Postage and handling charges within the continental USA are as follows (NB days = business days):
|UPS Next Air**
|up to $20.00||$4.25||$8.00||$7.25||$12.00||$19.00|
|Over $1,000.00||Please call or email us for shipping rates on large orders|
Postage and handling charges for Alaska and Hawaii are as follows:
(approx 2-3 weeks)
(approx 5-8 days)
|up to $10.99||$4.25||$6.50|
Please note that standard subscription rates on The Briefing include postage and handling within the United States, and therefore the cost of any subscriptions is excluded from the order total when calculating the applicable shipping charges.
We use US Postal Service First-Class Mail on orders less than $32 in value and under 4lbs. For all other orders we use US Priority Mail International. If you prefer to have your order shipped UPS, please call us to arrange this service.
You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or fees due upon delivery.
Please note: charges do not apply to subscriptions to The Briefing. Please enquire by email for the applicable subscription rate for your country.
|Canada/Mexico||Rest of the world|
|up to $32.00||$10.00||$15.00|
|over $500.00||Please call or email us|
Countries we ship to
We ship all over the world (except to countries embargoed by the US Government). However, orders to Asia Pacific* countries are handled by our Australian office, and should be placed using the Australian online store.
* Countries in the Asia/Pacific region are as follows: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna.
Shipping of backordered items
Where an existing resource is backordered because we are out of stock, the item will be shipped as soon as it comes back into stock. Where you have ordered other resources that are in stock, these will be shipped immediately.
However, if you are pre-ordering a new book, your total order will be shipped once the pre-ordered book is in stock. If you wish to have other items shipped immediately, please place a separate order for those items.
Customers will not be charged additional shipping costs for downloadable electronic items, e.g. ebooks, mp3s.
Incorrectly addressed items
We can not take responsibility for the shipping address provided being undeliverable or incorrect. If items are returned by the carrier we will reship it at the actual cost of shipment and your credit card will be charged for that amount.