Same day shipping
Most orders placed before 2:00PM Mountain Standard Time (MST) Monday-Friday (except holidays) are shipped out the same day. FedEx Overnight, 2nd day and Express Saver requests must be placed by 1:00PM Mountain Standard Time (MST).
Shipping Within the USA
Standard shipping options for all U.S. addresses are your choice of FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, U.S. Postal Media Mail and U.S. Postal Priority Mail.
Free Shipping in Continental US on retail orders over $95 is by standard mail for residences and FedEx Ground for commercial addresses. Free shipping does not apply to wholesale orders.
USA Shipping Methods
FedEx Ground is a fully traceable and fully insured service with times and costs about the same as Priority Mail. We recommend FedEx Ground for all shipments so your package will arrive on a timelier basis and in good condition.
FedEx Overnight, 2nd day and Express Saver requests must be placed by 1PM MST. As all with FedEx services, it is fully traceable, insured, and will arrive on a timelier basis and in good condition.
- FedEx Service Explanations-
- Standard Overnight delivers the next business day (Mon-Fri, except holidays and weekends) at the time of day when your FedEx driver normally serves your shipping address.
- Priority Overnight delivers before noon by adjusting the driver's normal route to insure early delivery. Because Priority Overnight is not available everywhere, we do not list it in the standard choices. If you require early morning delivery, please call or email before noon (MST) so we can confirm its availability in your area.
- Saturday Delivery is a special option for overnight orders placed on Fridays. Because Saturday service is not available everywhere, we do not list in the standard choices. If you require Saturday delivery, please call or email before noon on Friday (MST) so that we may confirm its availability in your area.
- 2nd Day Service is also measured in business days. Thus an order placed on Thursday will arrive on Monday, and an order placed on Friday will arrive on Tuesday.
- Exceptions and delays- Almost always, FedEx provides reliable on-time service (far better than the post office). However as all transportation is subject to delay due to weather or other factors, neither FedEx nor ACtech Books can absolutely guarantee on time delivery of any package.
Media Mail is very unpredictable. We've seen mail packages cross the country in 2 days and other take 2 weeks to cross town. Postal shipments are untrackable and uninsurable (regardless of what the post office says). Do not choose media mail if you are in a rush. You may get lucky, but if it doesn't arrive as soon as you expect there is nothing we can do about it.
Priority Mail is just a little bit more predictable than standard mail. Typical shipping times are 3-4 days to the west coast or mid-west, and 5-6 days to the east coast. However as it is still untrackable and uninsurable (regardless of what the post office says); if it does not arrive on time there is nothing we can do about it.
Other shipping methods are available on request. Please note your request on the comments section of the checkout form, or call (970) 726-5111 or e-mail email@example.com.
Your order may be shipped on your own FedEx account. Please note your request on the comments section of the checkout form, or call (970) 726-5111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
APO and FPO military addresses are considered U.S. addresses regardless of the country in which you serve. Please enter United States as your country and your APO/FPO zip code in that box.
Standard International shipping options and costs are displayed on the checkout page once you have entered your order. Please note that many countries charge various taxes and duties when you receive your order. These taxes are NOT determined or collected by us and so are NOT included with your shipping total at time of checkout. If your shipment can be marked in some way to help with these matters, please let us know in the "comments" box of the checkout page. If you do not pay the duties and taxes associated with your order or refuse your package for any reason, we will not be able to refund the cost of shipping to your location and the cost to return the order to our warehouse.
We strongly recommend FedEx for all international shipping. Choosing FedEx shipping is the only way to guarantee your order will be successfully delivered. International postal shipments are NOT trackable or insurable and so the successful delivery of your order can not be guaranteed. If your international postal shipment does not arrive or is damaged enroute there is nothing we can do about it. You would have lost your money. Aircraft Technical Book Company WILL NOT replace merchandise lost or damaged in the international postal system! Orders over $200 which are paid by credit card can not ship postal. If you want your large order to ship postal it must be paid for by wire transfer, check or money order (see payment options below).
Freight Forwarders are a safe and economical method of shipping larger orders (typically over 50 kg). If you do not currently use a freight forwarder, please ask us to recommend one which serves your area.
Your order may be shipped on your own FedEx account. Please note your request on the comments section of the checkout form, or call (970) 726-5111 or e-mail email@example.com
If you would like your package marked in a specific way to help it clear your country's customs, please note your request in the comments section of the checkout form.
MasterCard, Visa, Discover/Novus
Check or Money Order
Personal checks or money orders are acceptable for U.S. orders. Certified bank checks in U.S. funds are acceptable for international orders. Please note that we do NOT typically hold orders that are paid by check. Your order is typically shipped the same day your check is recieved. Checks can be mailed to:
- Aircraft Technical Book Company
- PO Box 270
- Tabernash CO 80478
Electronic Wire Transfer
email or call for wire transfer details.
If paying by wire transfer, please add a $40 bank fee to the amount due to us which covers our costs of recieving your wire and currency exchange. This fee is waived if your order is for over $1,000. Also, please specify when placing the wire "PAY IN FULL". Please e-mail us to let us know when your wire transfer has been sent.
Customers with pre-arranged credit with Aircraft Technical Book Company may choose Purchase Order as the method of payment during the Checkout process. Customers will then be sent an invoice to the billing address provided. Please note that eProducts can not be ordered online by Purchase Order . To order an eProduct by purchase order, please email or call 800.780.4115.
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