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Shipping Information

The National Geographic Society makes every effort to ship your order as soon as possible. Items in stock are shipped within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your order. Personalized items and those that are shipped directly from the manufacturer may have longer delivery times (see product description) and will only be sent via standard shipping. Orders may ship in multiple boxes and arrive separately. Some items may not be available in all areas or via expedited methods. If there are any problems with your order, you will receive an e-mail from us with further details. Once shipped, the delivery time is based upon the product you ordered and the shipping method you chose during checkout.

Shipping Charges vary by place and shipping method - please see below. Shipping and handling (S&H) in U.S. dollars will be added to your order when you check out. We do not charge S&H for magazine subscriptions. Our shipping and handling rates include the cost of customer service, processing, and shipping.

Standard Shipping

Depending on the item(s) ordered, shipments will be sent via USPS or UPS ground. Please refer to the chart below for delivery time and rates.
  • U.S. Addresses: Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery of in-stock items within the continental U.S. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of in-stock items to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Canadian Addresses: Shipments will arrive within three weeks via Canada Post with no additional duty charges. Please add $10.00 to the U.S. Standard Shipping Rate.

  • Elsewhere: Please add 1-2 weeks for standard delivery. Please add $40.00 to the U.S. Standard Shipping Rate. Additional duties may apply.

Order Subtotal United States
Standard Shipping
(7-10 business days)
Standard Shipping
(3 weeks)
Standard Shipping
(4-8 weeks)
$0.01-15.00 $4.95 $14.95 $44.95
$15.01-25.00 $5.95 $15.95 $45.95
$25.01-45.00 $7.95 $17.95 $47.95
$45.01-65.00 $10.95 $20.95 $50.95
$65.01-90.00  $13.95 $23.95 $53.95
$90.01-125.00 $15.95 $25.95 $55.95
$125.01-150.00 $18.95 $28.95 $58.95
$150.01-200.00 $22.95 $32.95 $62.95
$200.01-300.00 $24.95 $34.95 $64.95
$300.01 and above $28.95 $38.95 $68.95

Two-day and Next-day Shipping

We offer two-business day and next-business day service in the U.S. on all orders received by 1:00PM eastern time. Shipments will be sent via UPS Monday through Friday; we do not ship or deliver on weekends or holidays. Please refer to the chart below for delivery time and rates. For destinations outside the U.S., we do not offer Two-day or Next-day Shipping.
  • U.S. Two-day Shipping: Shipments will be sent via UPS 2-day service for an additional $14.95.

  • U.S. Next-day Shipping: Shipments will be sent via UPS next-day service for an additional $21.95.

Order Subtotal U.S. Two-day Shipping
(orders must be received
by 1:00PM Eastern time)
U.S. Next-day Shipping
(orders must be received
by 1:00PM Eastern time)
$0.01-15.00 $19.90 $26.90
$15.01-25.00 $20.90 $27.90
$25.01-45.00 $22.90 $29.90
$45.01-65.00 $25.90 $32.90
$65.01-90.00 $28.90 $35.90
$90.01-125.00 $30.90 $37.90
$125.01-150.00 $33.90 $40.90
$150.01-200.00 $37.90 $44.90
$200.01-300.00 $39.90 $46.90
$300.01 and above $43.90 $50.90

Magazine Subscriptions

In the U.S. and Canada, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your first issue of the magazine. Elsewhere in the world, please allow 8-12 weeks.

Shipping Restrictions

We regret that licensing restrictions prohibit us from shipping our video/DVD products outside the U.S. and Canada. Overseas customers, please check your local video centers for our products. In addition, some products are unable to be shipped outside the U.S. or to P.O. boxes because of their size. In each case, the product information will list any shipping restrictions on that item.

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This offer expires 7/31/14 at 11:59 p.m. PT and can be modified or canceled at any time. Offer excludes globes, map gifts, puzzle gifts, digital products, framed maps, mounted maps, magazines, Genographic Kits, Road Less Traveled merchandise, CafePress merchandise, 10th Edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World, Around the World in 125 Years - 3-Volume Collector's Edition Book from TASCHEN, Platinum Atlases, and Weekend Photo Workshops. Discount will be applied at checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers; not valid on previous orders. Applicable for online orders only. Prices not valid in the National Geographic UK Online Store or Road Less Traveled.