If you selected Trackable Expedited, One Day Air, or Two Day Air
as your order's shipping method, you can track its progress after
it has shipped. To do so, click the Account link in the upper-right
menu of our Web site. Then enter your password to review and track
such purchases. Other shipping methods are not trackable.
Independent seller shipping & handling
shipped by our independent sellers are not eligible for Super Value
Shipping (SVS). As a result, shipping and handling charges are applied
to items listed by independent sellers, even if other items in your
shopping cart do qualify for Super Value Shipping. However, you
may receive consolidated shipping discounts when you purchase more
than one item from the same independent seller in the same order.
Because they all ship via Trackable Expedited shipping, rentals
are ineligible for consolidated shipping.
Estimating total shipping time
The amount of time your order will take to reach you depends on
the items you're ordering, where the seller is located, and where
and how you want the order shipped. Items listed as shipping from
Alibris are normally sent on the first business day after you order
them. Items listed as shipping from independent sellers usually
take 2 to 3 days to process before shipment, and items from non-U.S.
and non-Canadian sellers may take up to three weeks to process.
Once you have selected your items, please use the tables above to
estimate the total delivery time to your location.
from non-U.S. and non-Canadian sellers take longer
When you order items from sellers outside the United States or Canada,
they ship your merchandise to our warehouse first. We then verify
and check your order before shipping it on to you, whether you're
located inside or outside of the U.S. This process takes some extra
time, but it helps to ensure that your order is accurate when it
Rental items and shipping
All rental items ship only via Trackable Expedited shipping. That
means that anything you rent from our independent sellers should
arrive faster and will include a tracking number in Your Account,
so you can keep an eye on its shipping progress.
Import duties and taxes on orders
shipped between countries
you are the recipient of an order shipped between countries, you
may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are assessed when
the package reaches your country. You are responsible for these
and any other additional charges. Most carriers assess applicable
duties and taxes when the shipment from us arrives in your country.
If more money is owed, they will send you a letter notifying you
of the charges and the steps you need to take to receive your package.
Unfortunately, we can't control or determine the duties and taxes
that will apply to your order. Because policies vary, please contact
your country's customs office for more information. When ordering
from us, you are the importer of record and must comply with all
applicable laws and regulations of the country in which you are
receiving the goods.
Additional shipping charges may
When multi-volume sets, exceptionally large or heavy books, and/or
ephemera are ordered, additional shipping charges may be assessed.
If you are ordering such an item, we recommend contacting its seller
beforehand to determine whether non-standard shipping charges will
be applied to your order.
Rush methods available
One Day Air and Two Day Air shipping are available only for items
listed as shipping from Alibris. To ship an order via One Day Air
or Two Day Air, place in your cart only items that are listed as
shipping from Alibris. On the checkout page, you will be able to
select either One Day Air or Two Day Air. (See the tables above
for other shipping methods.)
Items listed by independent sellers cannot be shipped by One Day
Air or Two Day Air; please read our rush shipping precaution in
the next section.
How fast is rush delivery?
Rush orders normally ship the next business day after the order
is placed. However, while it's definitely not the norm, some rush
items can take longer than expected to be delivered.
Please be aware that items shipped One Day Air and Two Day Air sometimes
require up to two days of processing time before they can ship.
Rush orders can also only ship and be delivered on non-holiday weekdays
within the contiguous United States. And the availability of an
item (as described in its listing) is also a factor; some items
aren't available for several days.
Again, complications aren't common, but please bear these details
in mind when selecting a rush shipping method.