Shipping and Handling

What are your shipping costs?


  • Shipments within the contiguous United States.
    • For orders up to $5,000, there is a 10% shipping and handling charge.
    • For orders over $5,000, there is no charge for shipping and handling.
    • There is a $5.00 minimum charge for shipping and handling.


  • For all orders shipping to Canada, there is a flat 10% shipping and handling charge.
  • For all other international orders, please contact our Customer Support team.

Do you ship to PO boxes?

Most items cannot be shipped to PO boxes. Whenever possible, please provide us with a street address to ensure the best possible method of shipping.

What days does Resources for Reading ship?

Our normal shipping days are Monday through Friday during business hours.

Do you deliver on weekends and/or holidays?

Most of our shipments are handled by UPS, FedEx, and the U.S. Postal Service. These businesses ship six days a week. If your order is being shipped to a school that generally receives deliveries from UPS, they will not attempt weekend delivery. If your school will be closed for a school break other than a major holiday, it is imperative that you include that information on your order to avoid unnecessary delivery attempts during a period of closure.

Do you ship outside of the United States?

We will ship to valid addresses outside the continental United States, provided that the additional shipping fee has been paid.

Will I need to sign for my package?

We do not request receiver verification unless it is requested by you, the customer, when the order is placed.

Why has only part of my order shipped?

Occasionally it is necessary to backorder all or part of an order. When this is necessary, we will update your packing list, as well as your account information, to keep you informed of estimated delivery times. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service.

How do you determine shipping rates?

We determine our shipping rate based on the cost to prepare, handle, and pack your order.

How long will it take for my shipment to arrive?

Shipping times vary, but most orders leave our warehouse in 7-10 business days. During our busiest season (May-June AND August-October) it will generally takes 2-4 weeks for orders to ship from our fulfillment center.

If you require expedited delivery, please contact Customer Service. We will be glad to work with you to determine your options, based both on our ability to fill the order as well as the shipping options provided by the major carriers.