Order and Delivery Information

Thank you for visiting Put Me In The Story! With the exception of a few items, all of our books and gifts can be personalized and are custom-made just for you.

We do our best to provide accurate printing, production, and delivery times. As with any estimate, various factors may cause some orders to ship/arrive sooner or slightly later than anticipated. Please take a moment to review this information before placing your order.

Printing and Production Times
Multiple Packages
How to Qualify for Free Shipping
Contiguous U.S. Shipping Options for Personalized Books
Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii for Personalized Books
Military Shipping to APO / FPO / DPO Locations for Personalized Books
Shipping for Orders that include a Personalized Gift
Delivery to Canada for Personalized Books
Holiday Shipping
Delivery to Canada for Personalized Books
Delivery to the U.K. for Personalized Books

Printing and Production Times

What to expect after your order is placed:

  • Your order will be sent to a facility for processing shortly after being submitted
  • Orders placed during the weekend are not held and may be routed to a facility for processing
  • Books can take 2–4 business days to print
  • Gifts can take 3–6 business days to produce
  • Holidays and seasonal gift-giving periods may lengthen processing time

Business days are defined as weekdays; Monday through Friday. Weekends and federal holidays are not considered to be business days.

About Shipping and Delivery

Our goal is to help you understand the various shipping and delivery options available. All of the shipping information provided below factors in the time to process, print, pack, and ship your order plus time in transit. If you’re still not sure which option is best, contact Customer Care for assistance!

Multiple Packages

Your order may arrive in multiple packages and shipments. You will not be charged for multiple packages and shipments other than the amount that appears at checkout.

How to Qualify for Free Shipping

Our Free Shipping offer is valid on US orders only. To qualify, your order subtotal must be $65 or more.

This means your product total must be at least $65 before applicable taxes, shipping, and minus any promotions, coupons, or vouchers used to discount the order. Qualified orders use Standard Economy shipping and will be automatically calculated as a $0 option at checkout.

Contiguous U.S. Shipping Options for Personalized Books

This shipping table provides delivery information for the lower 48 states.

  • Standard Economy shipments are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service
  • If shipping to a PO Box address, please select Standard Economy shipping
  • A physical shipping address is required for Ground, Expedited, or Express deliveries

Estimated Time
for Delivery
Order Subtotal
up to $19.99
Order Subtotal $20.00 - $39.99 Order Subtotal $40.00 - $64.99 Order Subtotal $65.00 or more
  Standard
  Economy
6–14 days
(Mon thru Sat)
$6.99 $7.99 $9.99 Free
  Ground 49
Business Days
$9.99 $10.99 $12.99 $15.99
  Expedited 4–7
Business Days
$17.99 $18.99 $19.99 $23.99
  Express 3–6
Business Days
$24.99 $25.99 $26.99 $29.99
* Please note: shipping costs may also include sales tax as applicable by law.

Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii for Personalized Books

Standard Economy shipments take longer to arrive due to the extended time in transit. Delivery is made by the U.S. Postal Service, and according to their website, “the timeliness of service to or from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may be affected by the limited availability of transportation.”

  • If shipping to a PO Box address, please select Standard Economy shipping
  • A physical shipping address is required for Ground, Expedited, or Express deliveries

Estimated Time
for Delivery
Order Subtotal
up to $19.99
Order Subtotal $20.00 - $39.99 Order Subtotal $40.00 - $64.99 Order Subtotal $65.00 or more
  Standard
  Economy
14–26 days
(Mon thru Sat)
$6.99 $7.99 $9.99 Free
  Ground 8–12
Business Days
$9.99 $10.99 $12.99 $15.99
  Expedited 6–10
Business Days
$17.99 $18.99 $19.99 $23.99
  Express 4–7
Business Days
$24.99 $25.99 $26.99 $29.99


Military Shipping to APO / FPO / DPO Locations for Personalized Books

According to the Military Postal Service Agency, military shipments arrive to a "gateway" location stateside (New York or San Francisco). At times, shipments can take 7 to 10 days to reach the gateway. Upon arrival, shipments are sorted, bagged, and tagged to arrive at a military postal unit overseas. While commercial aircraft are very consistent, there could be a large variation in transit times due to military aircraft schedules, weather, transportation and military operations in theater, or movement of a service member's unit.

Estimated Time
for Delivery
Order Subtotal
up to $19.99
Order Subtotal $20.00 - $39.99 Order Subtotal $40.00 - $64.99 Order Subtotal $65.00 or more
 Military and
Diplomatic Mail
(USPS)
30 to 60 days $6.99 $7.99 $9.99 Free


Shipping for Orders that include a Personalized Gift

Just like our personalized books, Put Me In The Story offers personalized gifts including apparel, backpacks, wall art, night lights, blankets (to name a few) all made just for you! These custom-made items are only available for shipment to locations in the United States. Any order that includes a personalized non-book item will ship via Standard Economy. Express and expedited shipping options are not available.
  • $9.99 shipping for orders up to $19.99
  • $10.99 shipping for orders $20.00–$39.99
  • $12.99 shipping for orders $40.00–$69.99
  • FREE Shipping for orders $65.00 or more
Please note, shipping costs may also include sales tax as applicable by law.


Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Father's Day celebrated on Sunday, June 18th. Here are some suggested order dates so Dad's gift arrives in time!

Standard Economy:
Monday, June 5 (this includes deliveries to a P.O. Box, Canada, and non-book items)

Ground:
Between Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8 (refer to our Ground Shipping Map)

Expedited: Friday, June 9

Express: Sunday, June 11

UPS Next Business Day: Tuesday, June 13 1:00 PM CST


Estimated Shipping times


Delivery to Canada for Personalized Books

A limited number of books are available for shipment to Canada. Purolator is the shipping partner used for deliveries, and a physical shipping address must be provided (no PO Box addresses).


  • Please allow 10–15 business days for your order to arrive
  • At the discretion of the carrier, your order may not be left unattended
  • Purolator normally makes 3 attempts for delivery before a shipment is deemed undeliverable and discarded
  • Orders that contain personalized gifts (non-book items) cannot be shipped to Canada

Please note: when calculating the cost of your order, all prices on our website are denominated in U.S. dollars. Your cost will reflect the U.S. to Canadian dollar conversion rate.

Delivery to the U.K. for Personalized Books

A limited number of books are available for shipment from our U.S. site to the U.K. You can also visit www.putmeinthestory.co.uk and shop directly from our U.K. site.

  • Standard shipping to the U.K. is charged in U.S. dollars at a flat rate of $9.99
  • Please allow 7–10 business days for your order arrive
  • Tracking information will not be provided once your order is shipped
  • Orders that contain personalized gifts (non-book items) cannot be shipped to the U.K.