For Christmas Delivery: Order by 12/12 at 3PM EST with USPS PRIORITY or faster

Ship Options and Delivery Times

Shipping methods, time, and cost

Shipping Options and Delivery Times

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Holiday Shipping Schedule

As the holidays approach, shipping and manufacturing times vary from our normal production and ship times. To help ensure you get your order in time for Christmas, please read the information below for Holiday orders.

“Beat the crowds, order early!”

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Every order requires both a manufacturing period and a shipping period. The average manufacturing times are below, but keep in mind the increased holiday volume can cause these to fluctuate.

  • Softcover Photo Books: manufacturing time takes between 4-6 business days*
  • Hardcover Photo Books: manufacturing time takes between 5-7 business days*
  • Special Products: manufacturing time takes between 4-5 business days*

Please check back frequently for updates and last minutes adjustments to the schedule!

2018 Christmas Delivery Schedule

Please pay close attention to the product type and the deadlines for those products in particular. Each product type has a different manufacturing time and requires more/less time to be produced.

Domestic Holiday Shipping Deadlines:

Methods Delivery Estimate Softcovers Hardcovers Specialty Products
FedEx 2-Day 2 Business days Dec. 13th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 13th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 13th, Order by 3pm (EST)
FedEx Ground 5-7 Business days Dec. 11th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 7th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 7th, Order by 3pm (EST)
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Business days Dec. 12th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 12th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 12th, Order by 3pm (EST)
USPS Media Mail & SuperSaver 7-10 Business days Not suggested Not suggested Not suggested

International Holiday Shipping Deadlines:

Methods Delivery Estimate Softcovers Hardcovers Specialty Products
FedEx Int'l Priority 1-4 Business days Dec. 13th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 12th, Order by 3pm (EST) Dec. 12th, Order by 3pm (EST)
FedEx Int'l Economy 5-10 Business days Not suggested Not suggested Not suggested

Expediting Orders

Our expedite service is suspended during the holiday season starting November 13th. We resume this service on January 2nd.

Shop Closing Schedule

Our headquarters and print floors are closed on the following days:

Holiday Dates
New Year's Day January 1st
Independence Day July 4th
Thanksgiving & Black Friday Dates Vary
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day December 24th & 25th

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Shipping Options

While we aren't able to provide a quote for shipping costs since it will vary based on the final order, we offer the ability to receive an estimated shipping quote for both destination and quantity for every product in our store. Simply choose any product in our bookstore, for example this book, select your product option and quantity, then click "Get An Instant Shipping Quote".

Manufacturing Times

Being an on demand printer, our books do take time to be printed prior to shipping, unlike large retailers who have shelves full of products ready to ship!

Softcover manufacturing time takes between 2-4 business days*

Hardcover manufacturing time takes between 5-6 business days*

Specialty product manufacturing takes between 4-5 business days*

(*Estimates are for orders of 25 books or less and precede shipping time. These estimates are subject to change depending on the volume of orders)

Available Shipping Methods

Domestic Shipping Methods

Method Delivery Estimate
FedEx Priority Overnight Next Business Day
FedEx 2 Day 2 Business Days
FedEx Express Saver 3-5 Business Days
FedEx Ground 5-7 Business Days
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Business Days
USPS Media Mail 2-3 Weeks

International Shipping Methods

Method Delivery Estimate
FedEx Int'l Priority 1-4 Business days
FedEx Int'l Economy 5-10 Business days
USPS Priority Mail Int'l 6-10 Business Days
USPS First Class Package Int'l 7-21 Business Days

SuperSaver Shipping

Our SuperSaver Shipping methods offer a great compromise between cost and shipping times!

Method Delivery Estimate
Domestic 4-7 Business days
International 4-8 Weeks

To be eligible for SuperSaver Shipping, your order must have a sub-total of at least $30.00 and be no more than $150.00.

Keep in mind that this method is a very slow ship method, so we don't suggest using it if you are on a deadline. If time is not an issue this is a great option!

Feel free to check with us on what ship method would be best for you based on your deadline via Live Chat or Email Us, we're happy to help!

A Few More FAQs

Being an on demand printer, our books do take time to be printed prior to shipping, unlike large retailers who have shelves full of products ready to ship!

Our manufacturing times will vary depending on the product you’re planning on ordering. Typically though, manufacturing takes between 2-7 business days.

Choosing the best shipping method is a person-by-person decision based on each customer's needs. Some customers require a quicker delivery, and others are more worried about the cost. Due to these different factors, there is no 1 best method.

However, when deadlines are involved we HIGHLY recommend placing your order with a faster shipping method, such as USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2-Day for Domestic orders and FedEx International Priority for International Orders. We cannot guarantee changes to an order after it is sent for production, including the shipping method, though we do our best!

Have an order that you need ASAP, but our manufacturing times won’t get it there in time? Orders that meet the following criteria are eligible for our expedited manufacturing service.

  • Most Hardcovers and Softcovers are eligible
  • Delivery within the US
  • Single Title (Orders containing multiple titles cannot be expedited)
  • No more than 10 copies

If you wish to expedite your order, you must place that order prior to 3pm (EST). Orders that are expedited will be shipped in 1-3 business days, preceding the actual shipping transit time.

The cost for our expedite service is 25% of the order total, including shipping.

Expedited order are processed manually, so if you plan on expediting your order, we suggest leaving a note during checkout as well as Emailing Us!

To learn all about expediting the manufacturing time of your order please read our Expediting Orders page!

The turnaround time from the moment your order is placed to the moment your package is delivered will vary based on several factors. Those factors include:

  • Type of product being ordered
  • Shipping method selected
  • Package destination

The delivery estimates listed above are just estimates and may be affected by factors over which we have no control. These factors include incorrect delivery address, customs delays, and Post Office delivery restrictions. Orders which are affected by these factors tend to arrive much later than estimated, and we will take no action on these orders during that time.

FedEx has been known to be one of the most reliable shipping carriers. Providing service both Domestically and Internationally, they cover a large portion of our client base. Please read through some of these important FAQ’s about FedEx:

  • FedEx business days are Monday through Friday.
  • Tracking numbers are provided for all orders shipped via FedEx
  • FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes

USPS is our most frequently used Domestic and International shipping carrier. Please read through some of these important FAQ’s about USPS:

  • USPS business days are Monday through Saturday.
  • Each USPS package receives a Delivery Confirmation number.
  • Orders being shipped to an APO/FPO (Military Mail) or PO Box must be shipped via USPS

When ordering from outside of the US, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.

  • International packages are delivered via the postal service of the destination country. We cannot ship to international PO Boxes.
  • We are constantly expanding our offerings and are working on securing more international shipping options. Check back for updates!

Customs Note: Duties or taxes levied for packages arriving from outside the destination country are determined by local Customs and Immigration agencies and ARE the responsibility of the recipient. We cannot be held responsible for any Duties or Customs Taxes.

For non-commercial services with the same quality, visit our Presto Photo Ship Options and Delivery Times page!