Quick Tip: to find out the actual rate of shipping your items, view your shopping cart page. Use the shipping calculator there to find the available shipping rates.
For orders shipped to a United States address:
- Standard shipping is $3.90 + 7.5% of your order total
- Priority is $6.50 + 20%
- UPS Ground - calculated at checkout by weight and zip code
If you don't specify UPS, we generally use the United States Postal Service (USPS). Standard orders sent by USPS Media Mail usually take 3-10 business days, but an occasional shipment will take up to 3 weeks. [COVID-19 update: the impact on the mail system is causing more delays, and some packages are taking a month to be delivered. Choose priority if you have any deadline.] Shipments to Hawaii take 4 - 6 weeks. Shipments to overseas military addresses also take several weeks longer. Priority shipments normally take only 2-3 business days for delivery. Large orders are more likely to be shipped by UPS (which takes 1 - 7 business days, depending on distance), so please provide a physical address.
Note: rates include packaging costs in addition to postage.
For international customers:
Due to the pandemic, delivery to some countries has been suspended. See more details at USPS.com.
Rates are calculated at checkout based on weight and destination, and orders will be shipped by the least expensive method (usually USPS Priority Mail International). Delivery takes 1 - 4 weeks. If you have special requests or other questions, please contact us. Be aware that your local postal service may charge you customs duties for imported goods.
Due to the high cost of international shipping, we are listing a few foreign-based distributors we are aware of that offer some of the same materials from conservative publishers, such as (primarily) the Rod and Staff curriculum. We are not affiliated with the following independent organizations, but customers in those countries may be able to save some money by ordering from them:
- Australia—Light Educational Ministries
- Canada—CMCO Publications (mail/phone order)
- Great Britain—UK Mennonite Ministries (email)
- New Zealand—Creaky Corner
For a $3 charge ($5 in July, August, and September), we will rush your order to the front of the line for next available carrier pickup, no later than the following business day.
Pickup time is usually about 3pm for USPS and 11am for UPS, Monday through Friday, so orders placed before then (Pacific Time) will have a good chance of being shipped the same day.
If for any reason we are not able to ship your order by the following business day (on days the US Postal Service operates), the rush charge will be promptly refunded. This guarantee applies to all in-stock items.
Note: for comparison, on average we're able to process about 85% of all orders within two days.
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