Delivery

Delivery schedule

We deliver worldwide (with the current exceptions of Russia and Belarus). In the UK every order is eligible for Free Standard Delivery. Items that are “in stock” are normally despatched within 24 hours (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm GMT). See the table below for a delivery estimate.

For international deliveries we offer a choice of services with different delivery aims, where we can. Please select the service that meets your requirements when you check out. Note that all delivery estimates are our shipping partners’ predictions based on normal service levels. During busier periods we recommend choosing faster services and ordering early if you need your items by a particular date.

In the USA and Australia some books and all log books are printed locally, delivered by surface mail and can take an additional 2-3 days to despatch.

Prices

Delivery is calculated based on weight and dimensions. To see how much it will cost without having to checkout, simply select your location in your shopping basket. This will show you the delivery options available for the items you have in your basket.

In the United Kingdom you must enter the delivery postcode to see any available options besides Free Delivery – town/city alone will not bring these up although you will see all options when checking out.

N.B. If our basket/checkout cannot generate a delivery price, or if you are interested in placing a bulk order then please contact us.

DestinationServicePricesNoteDelivery Estimate
United KingdomStandardFREE Royal Mail 2nd Class (or economy courier for larger orders)¹2-5 working days
PremiumFrom £0.50Royal Mail 1st Class1-2 working days
Special DeliveryFrom £7.35Next working day. Guaranteed delivery times vary by region. Please check Royal Mail’s website for latest updates.1 working day
UK MainlandCourierFrom £8.00We use various couriers including UPS and DHL.1-3 working days
Europe 2International EconomyFrom £3.50Select location in shopping basket for accurate quote2-6 weeks
International Standard From £3.253-5 working days
International TrackedFrom £8.653-5 working days
USAInternational EconomyFrom £3.20Select location in shopping basket for accurate quote2-12 weeks‡
International Standard From £4.206-7 working days‡
Economy CourierFrom £20.003+ working days‡
CourierFrom £26.151-3 working days‡
World Zone 2 3International StandardFrom £4.20Select location in shopping basket for accurate quote6-7 working days‡
Rest of the World 4International StandardFrom £4.20Select location in shopping basket for accurate quote6-7 working days‡

Notes:

  1. Where there is an increase in shipping cost between pre-ordering and release of titles we reserve the right to decline to fulfil an order, although we will contact you with alternative options. All estimates above are based on ‘normal’ service levels. Disruption can occur during busy periods, e.g. Christmas and other holidays, natural disasters, public health emergencies etc. and these things are beyond our control. Please be prepared to wait longer in these circumstances and consider upgrading to a faster service (if we offer it) if speed of delivery is important. Any import duties or charges levied in the receiving country will be the responsibility of the customer.
  2. For European Union countries, value added tax will be charged at checkout for orders under £130, and they should progress through customs quickly. For EU orders over £130 tax will not be charged, and you will be responsible for customs clearances, fees and taxes.
    * Please note – parcels being delivered to Finland, Denmark, Norway or Sweden will be delivered to the recipient’s closest parcel shop. You will be notified by the courier with regards to the postal office that you will need to collect your parcel from, this will usually be the recipient’s local postal office.
  3. World Zone 2: Australia, Belau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), Christmas Island (Pacific Ocean), Cocos Islands, Cook Island, Coral Sea Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, French South Antarctic Territory, Keeling, Kiribati, Macao, Nauru Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Territory, Niue Island, Norfolk Island, Norwegian Antarctic Territory, Papua New Guinea, People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tokelau Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, US Samoa, Western Samoa.
  4. Anywhere not listed in the table or notes above is considered “Rest of the World“.

Can be longer if customs decide to open a package.

European Union orders

As of May 2024 we are once again able to take orders from customers in the EU.

  • EU orders under £130 will have local Value Added Tax (VAT) added at checkout stage. This is based on your delivery location. Parcels should progress easily through customs using our approved partner services with nothing more for you to pay.
  • Parcels being delivered to Finland, Denmark, Norway or Sweden will be delivered to the recipient’s closest parcel shop. You will be notified by the courier with regards to the postal office that you will need to collect your parcel from, this will usually be the recipient’s local postal office.
  • Orders over £130 will not have VAT added and you will be responsible for any customs charges, duties and fees that are due. Parcels may take longer to arrive.
  • Our books are also available from third party websites in Europe (e.g. Amazon/eBay) and via bookshops.
  • For bulk orders to the EU consider ordering from our distributors.

Pre-orders

Our aim is for pre-ordered books to be despatched so that you receive your book by the official release date (in the UK). If your order contains a mix of in stock and pre-order items how we handle it depends on where it is to be delivered: we will automatically spilt and send UK orders as stock is available, so you will get each book as soon as possible. For international orders we will hold orders until all items are available – to avoid this please place separate orders for in stock and pre-order items.

We reserve the right to send UK pre-orders and those where a promotional code has been used by RM 2nd class. This may take 3-5 working days.

Where there is an increase in shipping cost between pre-ordering and release of titles we reserve the right to decline to fulfil an order, although we will contact you with alternative options.

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