Effective immediately, Macmillan Publishers is implementing expedited shipping for independent bookstores. Under this program, shipments to ship-to locations within the continental U.S. that have standard ground shipping times of three business days or greater from Macmillan’s Gordonsville warehouse will be made by two-day air.
To be eligible, orders must be on a returnable basis, equal or exceed an invoice value of $100, and be placed electronically directly with Macmillan or through a store’s Macmillan sales representative.
Expedited shipping will not apply to out-of-stock items or in circumstances that make expedited shipping beyond Macmillan’s reasonable control.
For ship-to locations that are typically reached within two days or less under standard ground shipping methods, no changes to the current daily ship schedule will be made.
New release orders will be dispatched as per Macmillan’s normal schedule to provide availability in time for publication date. Author event orders; B2B orders; orders placed via phone, fax, mail; and/or other orders requiring special handling or processing time will not be expedited.
Booksellers should direct any questions to their Macmillan sales representative.