International Shipping Costs
If you are reading this page, there's a good chance you're from outside the US and interested in buying one of our books but found that international shipping is a bit pricey. Wonk Press makes no profit from shipping. The shipping prices quoted at checkout reflect heavily discounted carrier rates and the cost of a sturdy shipping box.
There are two primary ways to save money on shipping:
- Bundling multiple orders into one
- Finding a retailer near you who stocks our books.
In what follows, the example shipping prices were provided by Shopify at the time this was written. These examples are for illustration purposes only, and your actual price may differ.
Baseline Shipping Costs
Let's first establish the minimum cost to ship one copy of Modern Caribbean Rum within the US. The shipping weight is 9 lbs. To ship to New York City via UPS, the least expensive rate is $17 (5 business days). For three-day service, it's $24.
Bonus link: Estimating Your Shipping cost
To ship this same book to Paris, the least expensive option is $65 for UPS Worldwide Expedited. That is expensive, so let's examine two ways to get books to you for less.
Saving Money - Bundling Orders
Often people have friends or coworkers who also want the same book. By making a single order for multiple books, the per-book cost can be substantially decreased:
- Two books: $45 shipping per book (estimated)
- Three books: $38 shipping per book (estimated)
- Four books: $33 shipping per book (estimated)
- Eight books: $26 per book (estimated)
In short, the per-book shipping cost for three books is nearly half that of a single book. For eight books, it's about the same price as shipping within the US with three-day UPS shipping.
Note: Eight copies of Modern Caribbean Rum is the maximum that we can ship in one shipment due to weight and box integrity. Please get in touch with us at sales @ wonkpress . com to make larger orders.
Wonk Press sells books to retailers outside of the United States who resell them. We hope to have many such retailer friends around the globe, and we encourage parties interested in reselling our books to contact us.
Customers may wish to compare the costs of purchasing from these retailers to the cost of purchasing directly from us with international shipping. Your best price depends on many factors, including whether the book is shipped to you from the retailer.
This page has the current list of retailers: Wonk Press International Retailers.
Why Aren't You on Amazon?
Why don't we sell our books on Amazon and let their global distribution network handle international shipping logistics?
We wish we could. However, Amazon typically pays small publishers like Wonk Press less than half the cover price. With our printing cost (professional offset printing, heavy-weight paper, hardcover with top-quality binding), we can't afford to sell via Amazon and keep our business running. This is why we sell direct whenever possible or through trusted retailers who understand the unique value of our books.