We always try to be as efficient as possible to get you your Wisden order to you. We only use Royal Mail for UK post.
All orders are automatically sent free of charge to within the UK by Royal Mail Tracked 48. Your package will be packaged and posted to arrive, Royal Mail permitting, within 2-3 working days of your order being placed.
The following services are also available:
Free UK Delivery by Royal Mail Tracked 48 but with an email notification from Royal Mail that it is on the way: £1.50
Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 Working Days) with an email notification from Royal Mail that it is on the way: £3.95
Special Delivery (Next Working Day): £8.75, again with an email notification from Royal Mail that it is on the way.
Special Delivery guarantees next working day delivery by 1pm (it is our experience that if the item is despatched on a Friday a good number are actually delivered on the Saturday, if going to a residential address. This is not a guarantee on our behalf, just something we have learnt over the years)
If you place your order after 2.30pm then it may not be posted until the next working day – if this is a problem, PLEASE call before placing your order.
A general rule on overseas postage: The number of Wisdens will determine the service that is best. A Wisden typically weighs between 600gs and 800gs (obviously some editions are slimmer) and sending a package of under 2 kilos is possible via the Royal Mail Airmail service. If your order is over 2kilos it will either be sent in two or more packages or one large package via courier.
Royal Mail Standard Airmail – NOT tracked or signed-for upon delivery. Postage will depend on number of Wisdens ordered and destination and all postage costs are added before you get to checkout. This service is not recommended to countries such as Spain (and associated islands), Portugal, India, Pakistan or some Eastern European countries – for more clarification on why, please contact me.
Royal Mail International Signed This is for orders over £100 ( unless a Courier service option is required and chosen at checkout). This gives tracking until the item leaves the UK but not in the destination country. Please be aware that for some overseas countries an item cannot be sent by a tracked or signed for method to a PO Box Number. So please ALWAYS give a house address and a telephone number when placing your order
BUT to be completely honest it is a poor service as the package is not tracked once it leaves the UK.
Courier – All overseas orders for £500 or more will be sent by courier – usually this service takes between 5-8 working days depending on the destination – this may be a little longer in some cases.
NB – Standard postage will automatically be applied to any orders going overseas, the Signed-For and Courier options above can be applied at an extra charge to you.
All packages to the UK are tracked but it seems that Royal Mail are sometimes not asking for a signature upon delivery. If your postie knows you have a safe place they may leave it there if you are out
UPDATED On December 1st 2023 – All courier services have increased their prices, in some cases they have doubled. I cannot do anything about this and I am so so sorry if it makes ordering expensive.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE Number on your order if you wish it to be sent by a Tracked, Signed For or a Courier.