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How to consolidate your shipping and save

Order more than one item from the same seller and receive shipping discounts.

  • Place an item listed by an independent seller in your shopping basket.
  • Receive discounted shipping for each additional item you order from that same seller.
  • Find items of interest by browsing a particular seller's inventory.
  • Search for specific items within a certain seller's inventory.
  • Order books, music, or movies from sellers in the UK or Europe.
  • Ship only to U.K. or European addresses.
  • Discounts are applied on a per-order basis.


Consolidated shipping overview

Consolidated shipping in detail

Consolidated shipping rates

  More questions? Visit our Help & Customer Service page or e-mail Customer Service .

Consolidated shipping overview

A quick introduction

Consolidated shipping enables you to receive discounted shipping and handling when ordering from our independent sellers and shipping to U.K. or European addresses. The first item you order from an independent seller is charged a standard shipping rate, but each additional item you purchase from that seller in that same order is shipped at a discounted rate. In addition, all of the items are usually shipped together in the same package by the seller.

If you purchase items from more than one seller, you will be charged the standard rate for the first item ordered from each seller. Shipping discounts are applied for all additional items ordered from each independent seller.

Find items from a single seller

Consolidated shipping applies to books, music, and movie selections shipping to U.K. or European addresses. Merely search our site for your first item. Once you've located the item you want to purchase, click the Add to Basket button. Then you need at least one more item from the same seller to qualify for consolidated shipping. You can click the name of the seller to access their online seller store. Then use the search fields provided to search their inventory for other items that interest you. Once you find another item, add it to your basket, where consolidated shipping will automatically be calculated. Please note that if you order a combination of books and either music or movies, you will be charged the first item rate for the book, and the additional item rate for any other books, movies, or music items in your order. The shipping rates are lower for music and movies.

All transactions guaranteed

You can rest assured that Alibris stands behind our independent sellers with a money-back guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. You can also find each seller's reliability rating associated with any item they list on our site.

About our independent sellers

Our network of independent sellers expands our already-extensive selection of books, music, and movies. Thousands of sellers from around the world have registered with us in order to sell their inventory on our Web site. Alibris offers more than 100 million titles, thanks in part to our partnership with neighbourhood book shops and local music and movie shops. You help support independent sellers when you purchase their merchandise through Alibris.

Consolidated shipping in detail

Multiple sellers on one order

If you purchase items from more than one seller, you will be charged the standard rate for the first item ordered from each seller. Shipping discounts are applied for all additional items ordered from each independent sellers. Each seller ships their items separately from those ordered from other sellers.

Items that ship from Alibris

Consolidated shipping applies to items you purchase from independent sellers through our Web site. However, you'll also find many book, music, and movie selections that are stocked in our warehouses and ship directly from Alibris. Read more about our shipping policy and prices for these items.

How shipping refunds work

If you need to return a book that was sent to you by a seller via consolidated shipping, please review our returns policy .

Non-U.K./Europe seller eligibility

You can order items from sellers around the world through Alibris. Our consolidated shipping policy applies to items ordered from sellers anywhere in the world, as long as the items ship to addresses inside the United Kingdom or European Union.

Consolidated shipping rates

Regular shipping rates

For the United Kingdom or European Union, the first item from each independent seller is charged a standard shipping and handling charge. Items purchased in addition to the first item from each seller in an order are charged a discounted shipping and handling charge. Please note that if you order a combination of books and either music or movies, you will be charged the first item rate for the book, and the additional item rate for any other books, movies, or music items in your order.  The shipping rates are lower for music and movies.  Read more about our shipping policy and prices .

Non-U.K./Europe shipping rates

Consolidated shipping is not available for orders shipped from outside the United Kingdom or the European Union. Read more about our shipping policy and prices for such orders.

More questions? Go back to the main Help & Customer Service page or send e-mail to customer service .

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