Preview our Low Shipping Costs (US Mail)
Our shipping charges are rock-bottom, only covering our cost.
DOMESTIC Postage (within USA)
Media Mail: $3 plus 50 cents per pound.
First Class Mail: $1.80, plus 20 cents per ounce up to maximum 12 ounces.
Envelope: $6 (Two medium-sized books or one large book, max. 3 lbs. By volume, up to 5 Amaray DVD cases)
Medium Box, $12 (up to 8 lbs, ca. 3 kg)
Large Box, $16 (up to 18 lbs, ca. 8 kg)
Product weights: Books up to 300 pages or so usually have a shipping weight of about one pound.
Single DVD's in clamshell, 2 ounces. Single disc in Amaray case, 4 oz. Two in Amaray case, 5 oz. Three in a case, 6 oz., Four in a case, 7 oz.
You can look up the shipping weight of individual products here:
Unfortunately, the US postal service has discontinued surface mail abroad, leaving only 1st class and priority. They then sharply increased those rates.
As a result, overseas book customers are usually better off placing orders with Amazon.co.uk (or from Fishpond to Australia or New Zealand) than directly from us in the USA.
Moreover, my shopping cart is not applying shipping charges correctly and my card processor USAEPay is ignoring my trouble tickets. When I have time I will hire a programmer to switch my site over to PayPal instead. Until then I will send customers an email regarding the correct cost.
First Class Mail: Approx $6.00 for the first ounce plus $1 per additional ounce up to 8 ounces. A typical one-pound book is about $17 by first class mail.
Envelope: $25 (Two medium-sized books or one large book, max. 3 lbs. By volume, up to 5 Amaray DVD cases),
Medium Box, $62 (up to 8 lbs, ca. 3 kg)
Large Box, $80 (up to 18 lbs, ca. 8 kg)
First Class Mail: About $7 for the first 4 oz. About $12 for average, 1-pound book.
Envelope: $21, (Two medium-sized books or one large book, max. 3 lbs)
Medium Box, $43 (up to 8 lbs, ca. 3 kg)
Large Box, $56 (up to 18 lbs, ca. 8 kg)
To ship three or four average-size books by International Priority mail, you may save postage by placing two separate orders in Priority Envelopes, or First Class, instead of one medium priority box.
We generally ship retail orders by US Mail only.
Updated January 2013 for latest postal rate increase.