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Shipping Rates for Stamps, Non-Stamp, and Combined Orders

APS strives to keep our shipping rates at a minimum. Below is an outline of our shipping rates for stamps sold through our on-line StampStore and shipping rates for general items such as: books, hobby supplies, Sales Division supplies, apparel, etc.

Shipping Rates for Stamp Items (StampStore items)
All STAMP orders are filled the next business day. Orders are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service only per the charts below. Insured or registered packages must be signed for upon delivery. MEMBERS get free STANDARD shipping when orders reach $100 or $500 depending on where you live!
APS Member Shipping Method
 
US
Canada
Intl.
First Class
Under $200
Under $500
Under $500
Signature Confirmation
$200 and up
N/A
N/A
Registered
$500+
$500+

Total Shipping Cost = "Per Shipment" cost + "1% handling and 1% insurance"
Note: The 2% charged is applied to the total of the stamp purchase (excluding tax and shipping charges) which covers insurance and handling of the item(s).

MEMBER Stamp Order - Per Shipment Base Fee
Destination
Amt. of Order
First Class/Priority Mail
United States
<=$100
$2.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance
 
>=$100
1% insurance (SHIPPING IS FREE)
Canada
<$500
$3.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance
 
>$500
1% insurance (SHIPPING IS FREE)
Foreign
<$500
$7.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance
 
>$500
1% insurance (SHIPPING IS FREE)
Optional Registered
 
Add $10 to above
Non-Member Stamp Order - Per Shipment Base Fee (Signature is required)
Destination
First Class/Priority Mail
United States
$3.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance
Canada
$13.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance
Foreign
$14.95 + 1% handling + 1% insurance

Note: Orders may be cancelled if items may not be legally sent to a country because of US restrictions, in cases of civil war or suspension of mail service, and to countries for which prior shipments have repeatedly been lost or stolen. Regardless of value, registered mail may be required to send items to other countries for which regular mail has proven unreliable. Buyers will be informed of any order cancellations or additional requirements before any items are sent.

Shipping Rates for General Non-Stamp Items

Total Shipping Cost = "Per Shipment" cost + "Per Item Extra Shipping"
Note: Extra shipping costs are applied to items that are larger/heavier (such as books). The fee may range from $1.00 - $4.00 depending on the size/weight. The amount will appear along with the description of the item.

Non-Stamp Per Shipment Base Fee
Destination
First Class/Media Mail
United States
$3.00
Canada
$47.00
Foreign
$67.00
Shipping Rates for Combined Stamp/Non-Stamp Items

Combined orders of stamp and non-stamp items will be charged both shipping fees as noted above. All stamps are shipped separately from non-stamp items because they are shipped in special packaging and may require Signature Confirmation or Registered mail. While all non-stamp items are shipped together and sent regular first class/priority mail. Therefore, as two separate shipments are processed, both sets of rates apply.

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