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Shipping Policy


Delivery Information
Delivery charges are calculated on a consignment basis. Most smaller orders are sent by Standard Royal Mail First Class Post. Larger (5 Kilo +) and Overseas Orders are sent by courier service. For overseas orders it is advisable to contact us first so we can offer you the most preferential service and price from a range of courier options.

Delivery Terms!
UK orders are usually dispatched the following morning by Royal Mail First Class Post. For orders to be sent Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Delivery the order must be received by 10:30 a.m.

The Maritime Bookshop will ship overseas to most countries. If the delivery address is outside the EU the order will be delivered by UPS Courier. If the delivery address is in the EU but order is over 1 kilogram it will be shipped by UPS.

For overseas orders it is advisable to email for a custom quote. The shipping calculator is for guidance only.

Orders for deck and rigging knives and spikes will not be sent to schools or training establishments and only to the card holder registered address. You are required to make a declaration accordingly.

Please allow an additional 7-10 business days for shipping of your merchandise if paid by personal check. To order by cheque, just print the order form with your shopping cart contents from the order confirmation page and complete the necessary fields, then mail the form to the address above.

Delivery failure. Our courier service will attempt to redeliver orders if the customer is not in to accept the order on the first delivery. The courier will leave a card informing the customer that the delivery attempt failed and that the courier will try again on the following day. If the courier cannot deliver due to incorrect delivery instructions the customers absence or lack of alternative instructions the goods will be returned to Maritime Bookshop and the customer will be liable and charged for any associated costs for delivery and return and for any items.

Please not that the goods are dispatched to the delivery address on the order not the billing address unless both are the same. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that the details are correct. Unless specificity required items are dispatched Standard Royal Mail and in line with their standard services and policies. Additional cover, special delivery, specially tracked and additional services can be arranged at the customers request...