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Shipping Rates & Information

$8.95 shipping charge on all orders selected to ship with Economy service. Economy shipping is available to Puerto Rico however, orders will be charged actual costs as designated by the carrier.

Delivery timeframes are not guaranteed, but in-stock orders normally take 1-2 business days longer than Standard shipping; estimated transit times are between 4-6 business days in the continental US. Estimated delivery times do not include the day an order is shipped, time for processing an order prior to shipping, weekends, or national holidays. Delivery or processing delays of 1 or more business days may occur if address information is incorrect or missing, or if any order changes are requested after an order has been confirmed. Tracking information is provided for Economy shipments sent from our warehouse.

We do not offer Economy shipping to locations where Standard shipping takes 4 or more days, in an effort to prevent very extended delivery times.

Packages shipped using Economy service must weigh less than 10lbs and be delivered to a residential address in the United States; US territories are not eligible for this service. Economy shipping is normally defined as UPS SurePost and hand-off to the delivery location or customer may be completed by UPS or the US postal service.

$9.95 shipping charge on all orders less than $150.00

$11.50 shipping charge on all orders $150.00 or greater

Delivery timeframes are not guaranteed, but in-stock orders normally take 2-4 business days to most US locations. Estimated delivery times do not include the day an order is shipped, time for processing an order prior to shipping, weekends, or national holidays. Delivery or processing delays of 1 or more business days may occur if address information is incorrect or missing, or if any order changes are requested after an order has been confirmed. Tracking information is provided for Standard shipments sent from our warehouse.

Standard shipping is the default shipping service for US orders and is most often defined as UPS Ground service for orders sent from our warehouse. We are not able to ship with standard service to a PO Box.

Estimated cost for guaranteed delivery of small shipments (1-4 items)

  Next Day Delivery: $60.00 - $80.00
  Two Day Delivery: $30.00 - $50.00
  Three Day Delivery: $15.00 - $25.00

Estimated cost for guaranteed delivery of larger shipments (5-8 items)

  Next Day Delivery: $85.00 - $120.00
  Two Day Delivery: $50.00 - $75.00
  Three Day Delivery: $25.00 - $45.00

Please note: shipping fees are calculated by the website during the ordering process. The actual fees will vary from the above listed estimates based on the weight of your package and its destination. Faster shipping options are only available for orders delivered to the US, not including US territories.
3-Day, 2-Day and Next Day shipping options are defined by guaranteed transit time for delivery, not by type of service or total time between order placement and delivery. Delivery times and guarantees do not include time for processing an order prior to shipping, the day an order is shipped, weekends, or national holidays. Delivery or processing delays of 1 or more business days may occur if address information is incorrect or missing, or if any order changes are requested after an order has been submitted. Guaranteed delivery services do require a physical address; PO Box addresses are not valid for these services and will delay order shipment. Tracking information is provided for shipments sent from our warehouse.
The Actuarial Bookstore does not seek to earn a profit on our customers’ shipping fees.
Nearly all customers who provide The Actuarial Bookstore with a valid email address will receive email confirmations for both of the following:

Completed order processing
Shipment confirmation (including tracking number)
Shipping confirmations with tracking details are not emailed to customers for items that are shipped from separate locations.

Please note: email addresses are not resold, rented or used for any purpose other than Actuarial Bookstore’s sales and customer service needs. Please see our privacy policy for details.
For orders shipped from our warehouse, we provide a shipment tracking number in our email shipment confirmation (see above). This provides you with easy tracking of your order. Please note, shipping confirmations are not available for items shipped from a separate location. Tracking numbers can take up to 24 hours to be updated in the tracking system, so attempts to track shipments prior to that may result in error. Please visit www.ups.com for tracking services.

Alabama 2-3 business days
Alaska 4-5 business days
Arkansas 2-3 business days
Arizona 4-5 business days
California 5-6 business days
Connecticut 3-4 business days
Colorado 3-4 business days
Delaware 2-3 business days
District of Columbia 2-3 business days
Florida 2-3 business days
Georgia 2-3 business days
Hawaii 5-6 business days
Iowa 2-3 business days
Idaho 4-5 business days
Illinois 1-2 business days
Indiana 1-2 business days
Louisiana 2-3 business days
Kansas 2-3 business days
Kentucky 1-2 business days
Massachusetts 3-4 business days
Maryland 2-3 business days
Maine 3-4 business days
Michigan 2-3 business days
Missouri 2-3 business days
Minnesota 2-3 business days
Mississippi 2-3 business days
Montana 4 business days
North Carolina 2-3 business days
North Dakota 3-4 business days
Nebraska 3 business days
New Hampshire 3 business days
New Jersey 2-3 business days
New Mexico 3-4 business days
Nevada 4-5 business days
New York 2-3 business days
Ohio 1-2 business days
Oklahoma 2 business days
Oregon 4-5 business days
Pennsylvania 2-3 business days
Rhode Island 3 business days
South Carolina 2-3 business days
South Dakota 3-4 business days
Tennessee 1-2 business days
Texas 2-3 business days
Utah 4 business days
Virginia 2-3 business days
Vermont 3 business days
Washington 5 business days
Wisconsin 2-3 business days
West Virginia 2 business days
Wyoming 3-4 business days
flags  Canadian Orders

Minimum shipment charge of $31.95 USD on all Canadian orders. Canadian and other international orders will be charged actual costs as designated by the carrier. No minimum order sizes.

Our shipping methods to Canada are Canada Standard with an expected delivery within 2-6 business days, International Expedited (1-3 business days), or International Express (1-2 business days). International Expedited and Express shipment methods include customs-cleared delivery - saving our customers significant time and expense.

Note: Goods you import may be subject to GST, VAT or other similar taxes (especially on large orders). GST and VAT are typically calculated on the local currency dollar value of the goods, including duty and excise tax, and are collected at the border the same time as these duties. The customer is responsible for paying the tax on imported goods, which is calculated and charged to most customers at checkout. Any customer or business that has been approved to ship using their own shipping account is responsible for any charge back costs, including duties, taxes, address corrections, etc. Please note that any additional duties, taxes, or other fees are the responsibility of the customer and are not included in the shipping charges. The Actuarial Bookstore reserves the right to adjust shipping charges at the time of order processing to reflect actual shipping cost. Customers will be contacted if changes to shipping charges are anticipated.

UPS cannot deliver to a PO Box, Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO) address.

flags   All Other International Orders**

No minimum order size
Minimum shipment charge of $38.75 USD on all other international orders
Actual UPS rates are now quoted based on order weights and delivery locations

** The Actuarial Bookstore will ship orders to most international destinations. If your country does not appear on the SHIP TO list of our website, please contact the bookstore for a shipping quote as additional shipping fees may apply.

Most orders are shipped via UPS Worldwide Express Saver (Air Mail). This shipment method includes customs-cleared delivery - saving our customers significant time and expense.

Goods you import may be subject to GST, VAT or other similar taxes (especially on large orders). GST and VAT are typically calculated on the local currency dollar value of the goods, including duty and excise tax, and are collected at the border the same time as these duties. The customer is solely responsible for paying the tax on imported goods.

UPS cannot deliver to a Post Office Box, Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO) address.
The Actuarial Bookstore does not offer alternative shipping methods from those described above. Over the years,The Actuarial Bookstore has found that UPS Worldwide Express Saver offers our customers the best overall value, balancing cost with the need to assure delivery in a timely fashion. Alternative shipping methods frequently present significant difficulties with proper tracking and delivery.
Bermuda -- 3 business day
Brazil – 2 business days
Canada – 1 to 3 business days
Chile -- 2 business days
China (Mainland) -- 2 business days
Egypt -- 2 business days
France -- 2 business days
Germany -- 2 business days
Great Britain/Ireland/Wales-- 2 business days
Hong Kong – 1 to 2 business days
Japan – 1 to 2 business days
Malaysia -- 2 business days
Mexico – 2 business days
Singapore – 1 to 2 business days
South Africa -- 3 business days
Switzerland -- 2 business days
Thailand – 1 to 2 business days
Trinidad/Tobago – 3 business days
United Arab Emirates -- 3 business days
US Virgin Islands-- 3 business days
Venezuela -- 2 business days
Vietnam -- 2 business days

Please Note: Delivery times do not include the day the order is shipped. Listed delivery times are only estimates - they are not guaranteed. Shipping to a business address will expedite delivery of your order.
Nearly all customers who provide the Actuarial Bookstore with a valid email address will receive email confirmations for both of the following:


Completed order processing
Shipment confirmation (including tracking number)*
Shipping confirmations with tracking details are not emailed to customers for items that are shipped from separate locations.

Please note: Email addresses are not resold, rented or used for any purpose other than Actuarial Bookstore’s sales and customer service needs. Please see our privacy policy for details.
For orders shipped from our warehouse, we provide a shipment tracking number in our email shipment confirmation (see above). This provides you with easy tracking of your order. Please note, shipping confirmations are not available for items shipped from a separate location. Tracking numbers can take up to 24 hours to be updated in the tracking system, so attempts to track shipments prior to that may result in error. Please visit www.ups.com for tracking services.
Most U.S. and international orders are shipped, partially or completely, within 1-2 business days of receiving your order. Delivery to most US, Canadian and worldwide locations takes between 2 – 5 business days; this does not include the day your order ships. For US orders with backordered items, we may partial-ship your order and send a second shipment as soon as the backordered materials become available. The decision to partial-ship an order is at the complete discretion of The Actuarial Bookstore. Most international orders are held until all backordered items are in stock. Please see our shipping information section (listed in the top navigational bar) for additional details.
The Actuarial Bookstore tries our very best to keep all materials in-stock at all times. There are times, however, when products become temporarily unavailable. Most often these delays are less than 1 week. If delays are expected to be greater than 2 weeks, we may partial-ship US orders. We do try to ship any remaining backordered items the same day we receive the inventory at our warehouse; if backordered items are received late in the day, orders may ship the following day. Backordered items are sent via Standard shipping to U.S. customers and via UPS Worldwide Express to international customers, regardless of whether faster shipping is selected at the time of your order.
Depending upon the publisher and the number of revisions required, most pre-ordered manuals are available for shipment by June 1st to 15th for the fall exams and December 1st to 15th for the spring exams. The Actuarial Bookstore attempts to let all customers know the expected availability date prior to purchase. We cannot control whether these dates will be met, however we do try to contact our customers if significant delays are expected. Pre-orders are filled the same day we receive the inventory, when possible, or the following day if items arrive at our warehouse late in the day. We strongly urge customers to pre-order because shipments are released on a first-to-order, first-to-ship basis. If you do not pre-order, further delays are possible. When pre-ordered items are part of a larger order that has partial-shipped, the pre-order portion of the order is sent via Standard shipping (or Economy, if selected at check-out) to U.S. customers and via UPS Worldwide Express to international customers.
The Actuarial Bookstore ships to nearly every country in the world. Notable exceptions are Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, North Korea, and select African countries. Most international shipments are sent via UPS Worldwide Express. If your country does not appear in our SHIP TO section of our checkout process, please contact the bookstore for shipping quotes as additional charges will apply.
Nearly all orders are shipped by a traceable delivery method and The Actuarial Bookstore includes this tracking number in shipment confirmation emails. Orders of "Print on Demand" items and some products that are shipped by an author or publisher directly will not provide shipment confirmation emails. If you haven’t received a 2nd email confirming the shipment of your order for items leaving our warehouse, you order has not yet shipped. Tracking numbers are not assigned until the day the order is shipped.

Tracking numbers can take up to 24 hours to be updated in the tracking system, so attempts to track shipments prior to that may result in error. If your tracking number does not appear by the next business day, please contact us.
A signature is required for all shipments sent to commercial addresses. A signature is not typically required if your order is delivered to a residential address. However, if the UPS delivery person believes that the location presents the risk of theft/loss, a signature may be required, and a note will be placed on your door. If you are concerned about the security of the delivery location, please have your order shipped to a commercial address. The Actuarial Bookstore is not responsible for the contents of the package once it is delivered (with or without signature).
The Actuarial Bookstore does not offer alternative international shipping methods. Over the years, the Actuarial Bookstore has found that UPS Worldwide Express offers our international customers the best overall value, balancing cost with the need to assure customs-cleared delivery in a timely fashion.
It may be possible to have orders ship on a personal or corporate shipping account; please contact us to see if special arrangements are possible.
Customers must notify The Actuarial Bookstore within 5 business days of the receipt of their order regarding any damage, defective products or shipment discrepancies to be eligible for a damage refund or a replacement order. Returns of these items often require special procedures. Please contact us.