Postal Rates for books

Please read the instructions about domestic UK postage, airmail, surface mail and maximum weights below,
especially if ordering from outside the United Kingdom.

Books can be heavy items
so their postal rates are calculated based on
their weight and destination,
Venomous Snakes, Boas & Pythons & Endangered
being much heavier than the DK Handbook.


 

UK First Class and Standard Parcel Post:
All lightweight items are sent First Class Recorded post
but heavier items are sent by Standard Parcels.
Parcels of value greater than £32.00 have enhanced insurance.
First Class post takes 1-2 days, Parcel post takes 3-5 days.


 

Airmail:
Airmail is the quickest and most economical route for posting
from the UK to many destinations.

Royal Mail reckons on 3 working days to Western Europe
and most of the rest of the world within 5-6 working days.


Insurance is automatically included up to the total value of
£32.00 (goods and shipping)
but above that value Royal Mail recommends "International Signed For"
which costs £5.00 on top of the airmail price.
We offer buyer's the option of standard airmail,
at buyer's risk with compensation limited to £32.00,
or international signed which is compensated up to £250.00
and is trackable throughout it's journey.

 


 

Surface Mail:
Surface Mail is much slowerthan airmail, but cheaper and may be
more desirable for orders to destintations outside of Europe.

Royal Mail reckons on 2 weeks to Western Europe,
5 weeks to Eastern Europe, 6 weeks to N.America,
8 weeks to S.America, Africa & Asia, & 12 weeks to Australasia.


As with airmal, insurance is automatically included up to the total value of
£32.00 (goods and shipping)
but above that value Royal Mail recommends "International Signed For"
which costs £5.00 on top of the surface mail price.
We offer buyer's the option of standard surface mail,
at buyer's risk with compensation limited to £32.00,
or international signed which is compensated up to £250.00
and is trackable throughout it's journey .

 


 

Maximum weights:
Most countries will accept Printed Papers up to 5kg in weight
but Canada, Cambodia and the Republic of Ireland
will not accept packages over 2kg

 

 

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