Shipping and Handling

USA Shipping
Fedex
Canada
International

We have a very easy shipping policy for the USA! Spend $69 or more or have a qualifying coupon code and your items ship FREE!

If you spend under $69 we have worked very hard to limit our shipping policy to offer the very best value to our guests!

•Free Shipping: If available at checkout and selected, your items will be shipped the most economical method. (USPS media rate, parcel post etc can take up to 1-2 weeks to arrive based on location)

 

Standard Shipping Rates for the USA (Up To 1-2 weeks)

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts Up To $20.00 – $3.99 

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $20.01-$30.00 – $4.99

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $30.01-$40.00 – $5.99  

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $40.01-$50.00 – $6.99 

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $50.01-$60.00 – $7.99 

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $60.01-$68.99 – $8.99 

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $69.00 and over – FREE

 

USPS Priority Rate Shipping Rates for the USA (2-6 Business Days)

•USPS Priority Shipping On Order Amounts Up To $20.00 – $8.99 

•USPS Priority Shipping On Order Amounts $20.01-$40.00 – $11.99

•USPS Priority Shipping On Order Amounts $40.01-$60.00 – $16.99

•USPS Priority Shipping On Order Amounts $60.01-$80.00 – $22.99

•USPS Priority Shipping On Order Amounts $80.01 – $150.00 – $26.99

If USPS Priority Shipping is requested for large orders over $150.00 please contact us before finalizing ordering.  

Fedex Rates are available with multiple services to choose from. 

The exact cost for the Fedex services available to the shipping address entered for your shipment will be shown during the checkout process. 

All totals listed in USD

We have a very easy shipping policy for our Canadian guests! Spend $99 or more and your items ship FREE!

If you spend under $99 we have worked very hard to limit our shipping policy to offer the very best value to our guests! 

Standard shipping would be USPS, Canada Post, INTL Post whichever is most economical value for with estimated delivery times in mind. 

Standard Shipping Rates for Canada

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts Up To $30.00 – $8.99 

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $30.01-$60.00 – $14.99

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $60.01-$98.99 – $22.99  

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $99.00 and over – FREE

 

Canadian Orders will be verified before being shipped. 

We reserve the right to cancel and refund orders if shipping charges are excessively high or contact guest to collect additional shipping if they desire to continue with their order. 

All totals listed in USD

We have a very easy shipping policy for our International Guests. 

Standard shipping would be USPS, INTL Post etc whichever is most economical value.

Standard Shipping Rates for International

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts Up To $20.00 – $15.00

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $20.01-$35.00 – $20.00

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $35.01-$70.00 – $30.00

•Standard Shipping On Order Amounts $70.01 and over – $40.00

 

International Orders will be verified before being shipped. 

We reserve the right to cancel and refund orders if shipping charges are excessively high or contact guest to collect additional shipping if they desire to continue with their order. 

 

Shipping Information

How does shipping work?
Do you ship internationally?
How long does it take to ship my order?
Who can I contact for more information?
INTERNATIONAL

How does shipping work?

Average delivery time is based on which carrier and shipping service is selected.

Average for Standard Mail service is  1–2 week but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1–2 days for processing.  

International orders have a much longer standard mail processing time. 

Priority USPS mail is 2-6 Business days based on location. 

Fedex is 1-6 Business Days based on services selected. 

Digital items are available in your account after order completion and do not count toward free shipping or any other shipping rates.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, We ship to Canada at their rate and Internationally at their rates. Please see above charts for shipping rates. 

We reserve the right to cancel and refund sales based on shipping charges or contact customer to increase shipping charges if upon discovery their shipment will have excessive amount shipping charge. 

How long does it take to ship my order?

Orders placed from Great Lakes Bookstore are shipped within 1-2 business days.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact our customer care group via email at support@greatlakesbookstore.com

Please refer to your order number in all communications

INTERNATIONAL (including Canada)

International shipping & handling is available, which requires an estimated 1-4 weeks for delivery.

Shipping Policy Delivery Timeline

How much is shipping and how are charges calculated?
What shipping methods can I choose from and how long will they take?
Can I ship to a PO Box?
Will I get an email confirmation?
Note about MEDIA MAIL SERVICE 

How much is shipping and how are charges calculated?

Shipping charges vary depending on the chosen service. We offer various shipping methods at checkout by Fedex or USPS.

Free Shipping is available by economy shipping for orders over $69.00 or if a coupon code qualifies orders.

Great Lakes Bookstore will use its discretion on shipping services based on the shipping services selected and purchased by customer at checkout.

What shipping methods can I choose from and how long will they take?

We offer Free Shipping for orders over $69 and/or with a coupon code and will be shipped the most economical way.

Economy Shipping would be USPS media mail or ground. (1-2 weeks)

Priority Shipping would be USPS Priority. (2-6 days)

Fedex Shipping Various. (1-6 days)

All orders require 24-48 hours processing time. All shipping times are estimates only. Transit times vary by carrier, exclude weekends and holidays, and may vary with package origin and destination.

  • USPS Media Mail: 3-14 days
  • USPS Ground (Standard Shipping Method): 3-14 business days
  • USPS First Class Shipping: 2-7 days
  • USPS Priority Mail: 1-3 business days
  • USPS Priority Mail Express Shipping: 1-2 business days
  • Fedex Ground Home Delivery: 2-5 business days
  • Fedex Ground: 2-5 business days
  • Fedex Express Saver: 3 business days
  • Fedex 2 Day: 2 business days
  • Fedex Overnight: 1 business day
  • Contact us directly with questions about international shipping to Canada, or to the US Virgin Islands, Alaska or Hawaii. 

Can I ship to a PO Box?

If you are shipping to a PO box, you must choose a USPS service (USPS Ground or Priority Mail).  Fedex does not deliver to PO boxes.

Will I get an email confirmation?

After you place an order, we email you with pertinent information about your order’s status.

Note about MEDIA MAIL SERVICE 

Media Mail shipping is a cost-effective way to send educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be shipped. Media Mail rates are limited to the items listed below:

    • Books (at least 8 pages).
    • Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs.
    • Play scripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music.
    • Printed music.
    • Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media.
    • Sixteen millimeter or narrower width films.
    • Printed objective test materials and their accessories.
    • Printed educational reference charts.
    • Loose-leaf pages and their binders consisting of medical information for distribution to doctors, hospitals, medical schools, and medical students.

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Media Mail packages may not contain advertising. Comic books do not meet this standard. Books may contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings. In accordance with standards in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), Section 170, Media Mail packages must have a delivery address and the sender’s return address and are subject to inspection by the Postal Service™. Upon such inspection, matter not eligible for the Media Mail rate may be assessed at the proper price and sent to the recipient postage due, or the sender may be contacted for additional postage.

For more information about Media Mail service, please visit www.usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777). Complete explanations of qualified items can be found in the DMM.