Most orders ship from our Baltimore MD USA (east coast) warehouse, zipcode 21224
On occasion, we may ship select item(s) from one of our associate warehouses
We aim to ship all orders received, before 12PM EDT, the exact same day, Monday through Friday, out the door.
If there is any problem with your order (e.g. mistake in your address, or problem with your shipping method chosen, and such), there may be a slight delay, as we will contact you asap to solve the problem.
Shipping options are listed (when checking out) in order of cheapest to most expensive, making it easier for you to choose.
Approximate delivery date windows are noted below, and we try our best to get packages delivered on-time. However, we do not guarantee any package will be delivered by any date.
Packages delivered later than estimated delivery dates may have their shipping charged waived, on a case-by-case basis, as determined by IslamicBookstore.com management.
USA Customers - Shipping Notes
Free Super Saver Shipping - When ordering $75+, you can choose this for free shipping. Delivery takes usually 2-8 business days, and we choose the best method to get it to you, which may be via USPS or UPS.
Media Mail - a good option. This often takes 2-8 business days to arrive to you. Locations closer to us in Baltimore arrive closer to 2 business days, and more distant locations (e.g. midwest, west, etc. may take closer to 5 to 8 business days). Delivery is Monday through Saturday.
First Class Mail (small packages) & Priority Mail - another good option, for speedier delivery, for packages weighing less than 6 pounds. This often takes 2-4 business days , and generally a good deal, if the package is not heavy. Delivery is Monday through Saturday.
UPS (Ground / 2 Day / Next Day) - United Parcel Service (private courier) is good & recommended for heavy packages, and when the order may be high value. Also good and less expensive when delivering to commercial addresses. Also when you need it by a certain date, we recommend UPS over USPS. Delivery is Monday through Friday.
Express Mail - when you need your package overnight, this is the option (you can compare the shipping cost vs. UPS Next Day, and determine which makes most sense to you). Delivery is Monday through Saturday.
International Customers (outside of USA) - Shipping Notes
Anything posted, mailed or couriered to you goes through customs to check it isn’t banned or restricted and you may have to pay the right tax and "duty" (customs charges) on it, depending on the laws and procedures of your country. Check with your country's tax authority for more details.
Worldmail / Canada Worldmail - a good, budget-oriented shipping option, taking roughly 20-30 days, for select countries (Canada, UK, Singapore, and others). Packages arrive via your local postal service. Since no private courier is involved, you do not incur private brokerage fees. (your country may charge some tax, but for books, generally, there is no tax). Locales closest to the east coast of USA take around 20 days, and 30 days for more distant locales (e.g. New Zealand, Australia). Deliver Monday through Saturday.
Priority Mail International (all types) - good, relatively fast shipping all over the globe (taking about 10 days roughly), delivered via your local postal service, and includes tracking capability. Deliver Monday through Saturday.
Express Mail International - when speed is very important, a premium shipping option, with delivery in 3-5 days window, all over the globe. Deliver Monday through Saturday.