There is currently major disruption for parcels being sent Internationally through Royal Mail. We will advise you if your parcel may be affected. Delivery times may occasionally be delayed due to the impact of Strike Action and Brexit on our couriers. Please contact us if you would like more information.
How do I qualify for free shipping?
~ We offer free shipping on all full-priced purchases of £50 and over made directly through the Beaux Books website and sent to an address within the United Kingdom. Orders placed using the free shipping method will usually be sent by Royal Mail Standard Parcel Second Class post and will take approximately 3-6 business days to arrive. This service is not tracked, but is fully insured. Please upgrade to the Priority service if you wish for your order to be tracked and arrive quicker.
Do you ship internationally?
How are the books sent and when will they arrive?
~ We use a number of trusted shipping carriers, including Parcelforce and Royal Mail. Priority services will take between 1-3 business days within the UK, 3-10 business days to Europe, 3-8 business days to USA, and 4-12 business days to all other countries. Standard services will take 3-6 business days within the UK, 4-15 business days within Europe, and 7-15 business days to all other countries. If you are happy to wait for your books there is a 4-12 weeks economy shipping option for countries outside of Europe.
Will I have to pay import charges and taxes?
~ Customs charges and import/export duties and taxes may be charged to the customer by their local custom authorities. These charges are usually payable, directly to the courier company or local border authority, by the customer when the parcel enters their country. In many countries printed books are given a reduced rate of VAT/TVA.
Is my parcel trackable?
~ Priority services are fully trackable and will usually require a signature at the destination address. Standard and Economy services are not trackable, however all parcels are fully insured in transit.
I need the books quicker. Can you ship my order using another service?
~ If it is possible we are happy to send your parcel on a quicker service if you need it by a specific time. We can arrange shipping with the major carriers and couriers. We can also ship on your own account. Please contact us for details and a quote.
How do you calculate shipping charges?
~ The majority of our books are heavy hardbacks. Shipping charges are based on the weight of each book and its packaging. If your book order is particularly heavy, in some rare circumstances, we may contact you for extra shipping charges.
How do you pack the books?
~ All dust jackets are protected with a plastic archival cover. The books are wrapped in tissue, brown paper and bubble wrap. The books are well-protected in a cushioned envelope, a cardboard book wrap or in a cushioned cardboard box.
My parcel has not yet arrived. What should I do?
~ In the unlikely event that the estimated delivery time has elapsed please contact us and we will update you on its status.