Shipping methods and experiences
USPS Book Rate
This is the standard for shipping publications
inexpensively. It is also the slowest. We have witnessed packages
delivered as slowly as three weeks from the day we mailed them.
Yet some packages arrive as quickly as three days all the way
across the mainland US. It is very, very unpredictable.
Particularly not recommended for places like deep rural areas,
Hawaii, Alaska or islands. The post office sends these packages
by surface transport and even by boat sometimes...
USPS Priority Mail
Priority Mail is equivalent to First Class Letters except as
a package. Delivery is not literally as fast as letters, probably
due to the manual sorting steps packages encounter. Still, this
arrives in 3 to 5 days. Usually. Sometimes faster.
USPS Express Mail
Express mail is handled in concert with FedEx under contract
to the USPS. Often it is received overnight and rarely exceeds
one extra day. It is less expensive than FedEx direct and is
highly recommended when you need the package quickly at a decent
express delivery rate.
International Air Mail
This method is quite fast for overseas delivery. It seems that
once International Air packages are out of this country, the
other post offices of the world do a very good job of delivering
them quickly. No duties are included in our postage and handling
International Express Mail
When you need it around the world as quickly as possible, this
may be your best method. It costs more but it may shave days
off of delivery time overseas. No duties are included in our
postage and handling rates.
Special Shipping Arrangements
We can arrange to deliver your package by any means you need.
Special arrangements can be made during business hours, 10 to
6 weekdays, 10 to 4 Saturdays, Pacific Time, for FedEx, UPS,
DHL, etc. for shipping on the very next delivery cycle. Call
(310) 475 2988 in the USA to discuss your needs, rates and schedules.