Shipping and Handling

Our online shopping cart allows you to select the type of shipping desired. Select “U.S. & APO/FPO”, “Canada” or “International” as appropriate.

Orders are generally processed and shipped out within 24-48 hours (depending on the size of the order, shipping method and time of day the order is received). Because shipping situations and delivery times vary so much, we reserve the right to choose the appropriate cost and time effective method of shipping based upon the size of the order and destination. Book orders are shipped either in USPS Priority Mail mailers or sturdy, corrugated cardboard boxes.

Need your books as quickly as possible? Select “RUSH Handling” upon checkout and we’ll guarantee that your book ships out from our location the very next (or same) business day! (Delivery time is still dependent upon your chosen shipping method.) To request Overnight Delivery, 2nd Day Air or other special shipping method, please contact us first before placing an order.

Once your order has shipped, we will provide email notification of the shipping method and tracking number (when available).

U.S. and APO/FPO Shipping

Smaller orders (1-10 books) are generally shipped via USPS Priority Mail, while larger orders (10 or more) are generally shipped via UPS Ground. Books shipped within the continental U.S. generally arrive within 3 to 5 business days. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and other territories can take slightly longer.

APO/FPO orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail and generally arrive within 3 to 7 business days (but can sometimes take up to 1-3 weeks, dependent upon the military postal system).

Canada Shipping

The US Postal Service offers special Priority Mail pricing for shipping to Canada, so we are able pass these savings on to you. Canadian orders generally arrive within 5 to 7 business days, but sometimes can take slightly longer.

International Shipping

International orders will be shipped either USPS First Class International (1-4 books) or USPS International Priority mail (more than four books). Books generally arrive within 5 to 7 business days to most locations, but can sometimes take as long as three to five weeks (depending on destination postal and customs processing factors outside of our control).

Our website charges a flat fee estimate to cover the actual international shipping and handling costs; we make no profit from the shipping. In some cases, shipping costs may exceed the estimate. If necessary, we will contact you for the additional shipping costs prior to proceeding with shipment. (Customers can always consider our Digital SMARTbooks and skip the shipping charges!)

Customs fees, to include foreign and APO/FPO addresses, are the responsibility of the buyer. This applies to returned or refused shipments as well.

All references used to compile the SMARTbooks are in the public domain and are available to the general public through official public websites and designated as approved for public release with unlimited distribution. The SMARTbooks do not contain ITAR-controlled technical data, classified, or other sensitive material restricted from public release. SMARTbooks are reference books that address general military principles, fundamentals and concepts rather than technical data or equipment operating procedures.

*Note: Sales will not be made to US Treasury OFAC prohibited countries: Balkins, Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’lvoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Zimbabwe.