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Shipping Information

Shipping Policy: Due to the length of study time necessary to prepare for actuarial exams, the goal of ACTEX Learning and Mad River Books is to get your books to you as quickly as possible so that you may begin your studies. All in-stock orders received before 12 p.m. Eastern on a business day are normally shipped within 1 business day. Orders received after 12 p.m. on a business day or on a weekend, holiday or other day that ACTEX or our warehouse is closed will ship the following business day. Please see below for more detailed shipping information.

IMPORTANT: applicable duties and taxes are the responsibility of the consignee. A small duties fee is collected for Canadian orders to help expedite shipping, but any additional fees are not included in the shipping charges. All other international orders are also responsible for all duties and taxes necessary to receive your package. Orders that are refused delivery for non-payment of fees are considered abandoned; abandoned orders will not be refunded. Refused items are non-refundable; customers may be responsible for the extra shipping cost for the package being returned to our warehouse after a refused delivery. Mad River Books reserves the right to adjust shipping charges at the time of order processing to reflect actual cost. ACTEX Learning/Mad River Books does not earn a profit on our customers’ shipping fees.

Estimated Time-in-Transit Map - Check this map for estimated time-in-transit for US Standard shipping of in-stock orders, from our warehouse. Transit times may be affected by high volume periods in our warehouse or with the shipper, holidays, weekends, extreme weather, or other extenuating circumstances outside of our control.

It is important to please verify that your address is correct including suite or apartment numbers. Please do not enter information into the ‘Company’ field unless the package is being sent to a business location. Invalid and incorrect addresses will result in undeliverable packages or delays, which are not the responsibility of ACTEX Learning/Mad River Books. Address corrections made after an order is placed will incur fees as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-stock orders shipping within the Continental U.S. going to a residential address and under 10lbs may be offered Economy shipping, at a rate of $9.50, for delivery likely 1-2 days longer than Standard shipping.
  • Standard shipping has a rate of $10.95 shipping charge on all orders less than $150.00, $11.95 shipping charge on all orders $150.00 or greater, or $19.95 on orders over 30 pounds. Standard shipping normally takes 2-4 business days in transit. This does not include weekends, holidays, or warehouse processing time of 1-2 business days. Orders with all items in-stock will normally ship within 1 business day. In-stock orders received after 12 p.m. Eastern may not be processed or shipped until the following day.
  • Shipping guaranteed for faster delivery in the US will be offered upon checkout. Note that only in-stock items are eligible for faster shipping guarantees. Back-orders that are partial shipped will send all but the original package by Standard service. Call customer service for pricing and availability.
  • We are unable to ship to a PO, APO or FPO Box. During quiet times of the year, special accommodations may be possible, so please contact customer service.
  • Orders being shipped to Kentucky will be charged a 6.0% state sales tax on physical products.
  • Saturday is not considered a standard business day for estimated shipping transit times. Customers requesting special Saturday delivery will be charged additional fees.
  • Shipping can be delayed by forces of nature, weekends, holidays or other events outside of our control; neither ACTEX/Mad River Books nor the shipping company are responsible for these ‘delays’; the customer is responsible for noting the impact that events surrounding the timeframe of their order may have and to plan accordingly.

  • Standard Shipping is via Express Saver (delivery in 2 - 4 business days) including customs clearance.
  • Other shipping methods available upon checkout or call Customer Service for information.
  • Street address and phone number required - Our shipper will not deliver to a PO Box.
  • Please note that duties and taxes are not included in the shipping charges, and are the responsibility of the consignee.

  • Standard Shipping is via Worldwide Express Saver (delivery in 2-5 business days) including customs clearance
  • Street address and phone number required - Our shipper will not deliver to a PO Box
  • Shipping charges are the actual charges by the carrier.
  • Please note that duties and taxes are not included in the shipping charges, and are the responsibility of the consignee.

If an international package is returned due to refusal of delivery, the customer is responsible for the shipping charges to and from ACTEX.