Shipping Options and Charges

Calculating Shipping Charges

US Domestic Shipping Options (for orders printed in the US)

International Shipping Options (for orders printed in the US)

Shipping Options (for orders printed in the UK)

Shipping Options (for orders printed in AU)

 

Calculating Shipping Charges

Freight charges are calculated based on several factors, including number of titles in an order, overall size of the book, shipping destination and shipping method. When placing your order on your IngramSpark account, the order total will reflect an accurate charge based on the courier service's published rates. You may also use our online calculator to determine how much your shipping cost will be. 

Shipments into Canada are subject to various fees, including import duties, GST (goods & services taxes), brokerage fees, custom fees and document preparation fees.

For GST registered publishers:

(print charges + handling fee + freight charges) * 5%

For non-GST registered publishers:

(declared value + print charges + handling fee + freight charges) * 5%

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Orders within Australia are subject to a 10% GST charge for printing and a 10% GST charge for shipping.

 

US Domestic Shipping Options (for orders printed in the US)

We offer many choices of delivery service to publishers, while ensuring that each is both dependable and economical. We currently offer the following service levels:

Commercial Ground: Delivery to most commercial addresses in the 48 contiguous states in the U.S. within 1 to 6 business days of shipment date, based on the location of the Ship To address. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes and Military Addresses cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

Residential Ground: Delivery to most residential addresses in the 48 contiguous states in the U.S.within 1 to 6 business days of shipment date, based on the location of the Ship To address. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes and Military Addresses cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

Basic Shipping: Delivery to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in approximately 7 to 10 business days of shipment date. Limited or no trackability. Not recommended for carton shipments. Shipment cannot be insured. Publisher assumes all risk of damage or loss. Not applicable on orders of 26 or more.

Overnight: Delivery to most commercial addresses in the 48 contiguous states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by 10:30am the next business day, after shipment date. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes and Military Addresses cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

 Residential Overnight: Delivery to most residential addresses in the 48 contiguous states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by 10:30am the next business day, after shipment date. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes and Military Addresses cannot be used as a Ship To Address. · 2nd Day Air: Delivery to most commercial addresses in all 50 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by the end of the second business day after shipment date (shipments to certain locations in Alaska and Hawaii require additional time in transit). Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes and Military Addresses cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

Residential 2nd Day Air: Delivery to most residential addresses in all 50 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by the end of the second business day after shipment date (shipments to certain locations in Alaska and Hawaii require additional time in transit).

 

International Shipping Options (for orders printed in the US)

 

Canada Ground: Delivery to most commercial addresses in the 10 provinces of Canada within 3 to 7 business days of shipment date, based on the location of the Ship To address. Our quoted freight rates include import duties, taxes, brokerage fees, custom fees and document preparation fees. These fees will be included in the shipping charges. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

Canada Ground Residential: Delivery to most residential addresses in the 10 provinces of Canada within 6 to 14 business days of shipment date, based on the location of the Ship To address. Our quoted freight rates exclude import duties, taxes, brokerage fees, custom fees and document preparation fees. These additional fees will be charged to the customer separately. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

Canada Premium: Delivery to Canada by 10:30am the next business day after shipment date (metropolitan areas) or by the end of the next business day after shipment date (most other areas). Our quoted freight rates exclude import duties, taxes, brokerage fees, custom fees and document prep fees. These additional fees will be charged to the customer separately. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

International Economy: Delivery to most countries and territories to the destination country’s mail system. Shipment times and reliability vary based on the destination country’s mail system. These shipments are not traceable. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as a Ship To Address. (This shipping method, in exchange for lower shipping cost, does not offer damage insurance or shipment tracking to the ultimate recipient. When you select this method of international shipment, you waive all liability against Lightning Source (LS), or the carrier, for damage or loss of the shipment).

International Premium: Delivery to more than 200 countries and territories by 10:30 am the second business day, after shipment date, and delivery to most other areas by the end of the second business day. Quoted freight rates exclude import duties, taxes, brokerage fees, custom fees and document preparation fees. These additional fees will be paid by Lightning Source (LS) and will be invoiced to the customer separately. Shipments are traceable. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as a Ship To Address.

 

Shipping Options (for orders printed in the UK)

UK Economy – Max 2Kg – Suitable for small parcels up to a maximum of 2 kilograms (typically 2 books). Delivery to most addresses in the U.K. by the third business day (although not guaranteed.) Shipments are not trackable.

UK Standard – Max 2Kg – Suitable for small parcels up to a maximum of 2 kilograms (typically 2 books). Delivery to most addresses in the U.K. by the next business day (although not guaranteed.) Shipments are not trackable.

UK Premium – Suitable for all parcel sizes. Delivery to most addresses in the U.K. by the next business day (add one extra business day for deliveries to Northern Ireland and Scottish highlands and islands). Shipments are guaranteed and trackable.

UK Rush - Suitable for all parcel sizes. Delivery to most addresses in the U.K. for guaranteed timed next business day delivery before 10:00 am. Shipments are guaranteed and trackable.

Europe Standard – Max 2Kg – Suitable for small parcels up to a maximum of 2 kilograms (typically 2 books). Delivery to the most European countries within approximately 3 business days. Shipments are suitable for small parcels up to a maximum of 2 kilograms (typically 2 books. Shipments are not trackable.)

Europe Premium – Suitable for all parcel sizes. Delivery to most European Union countries within 2 business days. Shipments are trackable. NB: All other European countries are classified as Rest of World for shipping purposes. See below.

Rest of World Standard – Max 2Kg – Suitable for small parcels up to a maximum of 2 kilograms (typically 2 books). Delivery to most destinations within 6 to 10 days. Shipments are not trackable.

Rest of World Premium – Suitable for all parcel sizes. Delivery to nearly 200 countries within 2 to 3 days. Shipments are trackable.

Please note the following restrictions to Economy shipping:

Limited or no traceability. Not recommended for carton shipments. Shipment cannot be insured. Publisher assumes all risk of damage or loss. Not applicable on orders of 26 or more.

(This shipping method, in exchange for lower shipping cost, does not offer damage insurance or shipment tracking to the ultimate recipient. When you select this method of international shipment, you waive all liability against Lightning Source (LS), or the carrier, for damage or loss of the shipment).

 

Shipping Options (for orders printed in AU)

Economy
Suitable for all parcels/cartons up to 20KG.
Trackable service with delivery to addresses in Australia only.
This service can deliver to P. O. Boxes and private residences.
Transit time ranges from 2-4 business days for VIC and NSW metropolitan areas following dispatch.
Transit time is up to 10 business days for remote areas of WA, NT & QLD following dispatch.
This service does not have a guaranteed delivery date.

Standard
Suitable for all parcels/cartons up to 30KG.
Trackable service with delivery to addresses in Australia only.
Transit time ranges from 1-3 business days for VIC and NSW metropolitan areas up.
Transit time us up to 10 business days for remote areas of WA, NT & QLD following dispatch.
This service does not have a guaranteed delivery date.This service cannot deliver to P. O. Boxes or private residences.


Premium
Suitable for all parcels/cartons up to 30KG.
Delivery to addresses in Australia only
This service is trackable, and guaranteed for freight charges only.
This service can deliver to P. O. Boxes and private residences.
Transit time is up to 48 hours based on distance to destination following dispatch.

Rush
Suitable for all parcels/cartons up to 30KG.
Delivery to addresses in Australia only
This service is trackable, and guaranteed for freight charges only.
This service can deliver to P. O. Boxes and private residences
Transit time is primarily overnight with some exceptions being the following day based on distance and location following dispatch.

Shipments to New Zealand
Economy
Suitable for all parcels/cartons up to 20KG.
This service can deliver to P.O. Boxes and private residences.
Time in transit to New Zealand ranges from 4-10 business days based on date of pickup, distance
and destination location.
Limited track and trace functionality is offered.
This service does not have a guaranteed delivery date.

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