Shipping & OK Sales Tax:
All items in U.S. shipments are very well padded and shipped in appropriately sized sturdy boxes with the only difference being delivery speed. OK sales tax (4.5%) charged to OK residents buying from us is not counted as part of the value of orders.
USPS Media Mail (or Parcel Post, for non-book items) is the default shipping method. Orders totaling $49.01 and up are shipped FREE. For orders of $49.00 and below, shipping cost is $4.00 for one box. Please choose Media Mail and pick your state in the drop down shipping options boxes during checkout.
If you wish to have your order shipped faster via USPS Priority at your cost of $11.00 for one box (regardless of order value), please choose Priority Mail and pick your state in the drop-down shipping options boxes during checkout.
If you've overpaid shipping costs because of ordering two or more items separately before we ship to you that will fit in one box, we'll refund any overpayment in shipping costs via the same method by which you paid. We will also notify you in the rare instances where there is additional shipping cost for extremely large or heavy books, large sets of books, breakable items requiring special packing, or where you've bought more items than will fit into one box.
Authors & Artists | aaabooks.com insures at our expense all items with a value of $100 and over, whether shipped Media Mail, Parcel Post (for non-book items), or Priority Mail.
If you need expedited shipment, please contact us before placing your order so we can quote you a shipping price.
Depending on total order value, we sometimes pay for Priority, Registered or expedited shipping ourselves. Contact us about this if you have questions.
When you are ready to make a purchase, please use the shopping cart's drop-down box to choose shipping method based on country 'and' please realize that shipping costs are based on order value ($99 and under vs. $100 and up). Choose 'Priority-Other non-U.S.' for all countries other than Canada. Choose 'No State Or Province' in the State drop down box. Your shipping cost will depend on the price, size and weight of the book you're buying as explained below.
For under $100 value orders, USPS Global Priority cardboard envelopes are used to keep costs down where available and when possible re size and shape of item(s) ordered. For Canada, shipping via USPS Global Priority Envelope is $20.00 for one envelope. For the rest of the world, shipping via USPS Global Priority Envelope is $24.00 for one envelope. This method is not insurable. There is almost never room for more than one hardback book per envelope, though a couple of paperback books or a couple of small pieces of jewelry normally fit. If you are ordering more than one hardback book, a book in a case, or anything breakable, please choose our USPS Priority Air International order option, which is shipped in a sturdy box.
For $100 and over value orders, or for orders with a value of under $100 where there is more than one book, oddly shaped or fragile items, or for very large or thick books with a total value under $100 that won't fit into the Global Priority envelope, we ship very well padded in appropriately sized sturdy boxes via USPS Priority Air International. For Canada, this shipping cost is $40.00 for one box. For the rest of the world, this shipping cost is $55.00 for one box. For most countries we can fully insure these packages. For most books or other small items, we can normally get two or more items into one box.
If USPS First Class International Airmail is possible, costs less or is more feasible than either USPS Global Priority cardboard envelope or boxed USPS Priority Air International (depending on what you've bought and order value, and insurable to your country if over $100 in value) any shipping cost overpayment will be refunded via the same method by which you've paid us. We will also notify you if you've bought more items than will fit into one envelope or box and additional shipping is due.
Expedited shipments or those shipping to countries where we aren't allowed to buy USPS insurance for orders with a value of $100 or over shipping via USPS Priority International, we will have to ship to you via USPS Express International Mail at a bit more cost to you. We will contact you if additional shipping charges are due (we still pay for insurance). Depending on total order value, we sometimes pay for shipping ourselves. Contact us about this before ordering if you have questions.
Authors & Artists | aaabooks.com insures at our cost all orders with an item(s) value of $100 or over shipping via USPS Priority Air International. USPS Global Priority envelopes are not insurable. USPS First Class mail is 'sometimes' insurable.
Any customs or import fees charged by your country on shipments from the U.S. are the responsibility of the buyer. We do not mark packages as gifts or samples as illegal in most countries.
OK SALES TAX:
All purchases shipping to an Oklahoma address will have 4.5% Oklahoma sales tax added to them unless the item is for resale and your resale permit number is supplied to Authors & Artists | aaabooks.com prior to you placing an order.
After placing your order you will receive an order/payment acknowledgment email from either us after credit card payment or from PayPal, depending on which payment method you've chosen. You will also receive an email from us with shipping data.