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. 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.
For foreign customers:
Despite how expensive our international shipping rates are, they are actually subsidized below operating costs so that our products are more affordable to foreign destinations.
- Canada: $25.00 + 25% of your order total
- Other Countries: $30.00 + 30%
- Lightweight orders to any country - a lower rate calculated at checkout for orders under 2.5 lbs
Foreign 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.
Some items that require special shipping will include a surcharge, such as items shipped in a tube to foreign countries:
Note: rates include packaging costs in addition to postage.
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 75% of all orders within two days.
When we ship your order, we will send you a shipping notification email. Please make sure your spam filter is set to accept emails from milestonebooks.com.