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.
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.
Seller shipping times are not guaranteed and the actual performance varies by seller.
Should you have any questions about your shipment, please contact your seller directly.
Your shipping fees when buying items from a seller on Amazon.com are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple items from a seller results in multiple shipping charges--there are no "per shipment" and "per item" charges, as there is when you buy items fulfilled by Amazon.com.
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.
Shipping charges for media products (Books, CD's, DVD and VHS) delivered outside of the Continental United States are listed in the chart below. Shipping charges for non-media products delivered outside the Continental United States are set by the sellers themselves. Please see the rates posted in the seller's shipping policies.
|International Standard |
(3 to 6 weeks)
|International Expedited |
(3 to 7 business days)
|Books||$16.95 up to 1 lb. |
$23.95 over 1 lb.
|CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl||$14.29||$44.95|
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.
Seller orders can only be placed from international locations if the buyer is in a supported country (see the list below). Standard International shipping is the only shipping option available for seller orders fulfilled by Amazon.com.
|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|
|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|
|Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia||Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa|
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 (Standard or Expedited). However, there may be times when the credit a seller is given for an order will be above and beyond what is actually paid for postage. Shipping costs are an inherent feature in any mail-order service, and we hope that you will understand.