Seller Shipping Times & Rates

When you purchase a new, refurbished, used, or collectible item from a seller at Amazon Marketplace, you pay immediately, online. Included in your payment is a pre-calculated fee for shipping.



Marketplace Shipping Times

Most sellers agree to ship within 2 business days of your purchase. Expected transit times for each shipping method are listed below unless otherwise noted in the seller's policies.

  • Domestic Standard: 3 - 5 or 4 - 14 business days after shipment, depending on the seller's settings
  • Domestic Expedited: 1 - 3 or 2 - 6 business days after shipment, depending on the seller's settings
  • Domestic Two-Day: 2 business days after shipment
  • Domestic One-Day: 1 business day after shipment
  • International Standard: 3 - 6 weeks (may take longer due to customs delays)
  • International Expedited: 3 - 7 business days (may take longer due to customs delays)

Seller shipping times are not guaranteed and the actual performance varies by seller.

Should you have any questions about your shipment, please contact the seller directly.


Seller Shipping Rates

Your shipping fees when buying items from a seller on Amazon.com depend on the type of product you purchase.

Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple items from a seller may result in multiple shipping charges.

For buyers within the United States, shipping charges and options vary according to the product being purchased, and are listed in the chart below unless otherwise noted in the seller's policies.

  Domestic Standard*
(4 - 14 business days**)
Domestic Expedited*
(2 - 6 business days**)
Domestic Two-Day
(2 business days)
Domestic One-Day
(1 business day)
Books $3.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99
CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99
VHS Videotapes $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99
DVDs $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99
Video Games $3.99 $6.99 Not available Not available
Software & Computer Games $3.99 $6.99 Not available Not available
Camera & Photo $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Tools & Hardware $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Kitchen & Housewares $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Computer $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Outdoor Living $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Electronics $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Sports & Outdoors $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Cell Phones & Service $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Musical Instruments $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Office Products $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Toy & Baby $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available
Everything Else $4.49 + $0.50/lb. $6.49 + $0.99/lb. Not available Not available

Shipping charges for media products (Books, CD's, DVD and VHS) delivered outside of the United States are listed in the chart below. Shipping charges for non-media products delivered outside the United States are set by the sellers themselves. Please see the rates posted in the seller's shipping policies.

  International Standard
(3 - 6 weeks)
International Expedited
(3 - 7 business days)
Books $16.95 up to 1 lb.
$24.95 over 1 lb.
$46.50
CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl $14.95 $46.50
VHS Videotapes $14.95 $46.50
DVDs $14.95 $46.50

* Includes APO, FPO, and U.S. Protectorate addresses.

** Some sellers offer reduced transit times when shipping orders. Please see the seller's policies for more information.

Note: Buyers outside the U.S. cannot purchase the following types of items from sellers: video games, toy and baby items, electronics, cameras and photo items, tools and hardware, kitchenware and housewares, sporting goods and outdoor equipment, software, and computers.

Placing Orders from Outside the United States

Seller orders can only be placed from international locations if the buyer is in a supported country (see the list below). International Standard shipping is the only ship option available for seller orders fulfilled by Amazon.com.

Supported Countries

Region Key
Continental US Continental US states not including Alaska and Hawaii
Alaska and Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii
US Protectorates Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands
APO/FPO Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office
Canada Canada
Europe Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
Asia China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Singapore, South Korea
Australia Australia
Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa

How Our Rates Are Calculated

Amazon.com charges buyers a flat rate for shipping seller orders, and passes the funds to the seller to offset the costs of packaging and labor, as well as the actual postage required.

The credit given to a seller will usually closely match what the seller pays to ship the item, using the option that you have chosen (i.e. Domestic Standard, Domestic Expedited, etc.).