For printed books, we currently work with Lightning Source, a world leader in print-to-order book manufacturing. Lightning Source has facilities in both the USA and the UK which lets us print your book closer to you to keep the freight cost and delivery time to a minimum.
The amount we charge in shipping is exactly what Lightning Source charges us for the shipment. The shipping total includes a charge by Lightning Source of US$1.50 per order for handling and shipping materials. This charge may make a single book order appear to have higher freight costs than you would expect.
Also, in a few cases, like USPS Media Mail and shipping options to Canada, we are working with Lightning Source to provide better shipping options.
All printed card orders are currently shipped from our printer in the US and, as above, the amount of shipping that we charge is the same as what the printer charges us. Freight to Europe on card orders will tend to be a bit higher and take longer for delivery.