Delivery Information

Books ordered for delivery within the UK are normally dispatched via Royal Mail by First or Second Class post or via Parcelforce Worldwide for large parcels. Orders for delivery outside the United Kingdom are normally dispatched via Royal Mail, using the Airmail Printed Papers or International Standard Airmail service, or through a courier service.

We aim to dispatch orders within two working days of your order being received. 

Postage & Packing Charges  
The postage charges are calculated on the basis of the order’s weight and destination. The weight is expressed, in order of ascending weight*, as rates A, B and C. The rate assigned to a particular book can be found on the information page for each book featured on this website (see ‘Postage rate’). Destinations fall into three geographical zones: United Kingdom, elsewhere in Europe, and the rest of the world.

The postage rates by weight and geographical zone are shown in the following table:

Postage class 


Elsewhere in Europe

Rest of  the world 













 Additional book




If you wish to place an order for more than two books, please request a quotation, as reduced postage rates may apply.

For ease of calculation, the above postage and packing charges appear on the Order Form. When completing the Order Form and calculating the total amount to be paid, please select the appropriate postage and packaging charge according to the weight category of the book you have ordered and your delivery location, and then add this amount to the value of your order.

Please note that higher postage rates apply to orders for the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Please enquire when ordering.