About Magazine Shipping and Fulfillment

When you place an order for a magazine subscription, it can take one to two weeks for your subscription to be received and scheduled by the publisher. Your subscription is then added to the publisher's next production cycle and shipped via standard mail.

The consumer, professional, and trade magazine subscriptions currently offered on Amazon.com can be shipped to any address within the 50 United States. At this time, we're unable to send magazine subscriptions to APO/FPO addresses, U.S. protectorates, or other destinations outside the U.S.

Once you've placed an order, it takes one to two weeks for your subscription to be received and scheduled by the publisher. Your subscription is then added to the publisher's next production cycle and shipped via standard mail. For example, if your monthly subscription was ordered and received by the publisher in November, and the December issue has already shipped, your order may be added to the January mailing.

The number of times your magazine subscription publishes each year will determine when you'll receive your first issue. For example, the first issue of a weekly magazine should arrive within 4 to 6 weeks of your order. The first issue of a monthly magazine should arrive within 6 to 10 weeks. If you haven't received your subscription within the expected time frame, please contact us. Don't worry, your subscription starts when you receive your first issue--not when you place your order. If you subscribed for 12 issues, you'll receive all 12.

Some magazines aren't published according to a regular schedule, nor can their publishers always promise in advance when the next issue will be available. These magazines are noted on their product detail pages as having irregular availability. If you place an order for such a magazine, you'll receive new issues as soon as they're available.