Packaging Guidelines

All orders must be shipped in appropriate packing materials designed to minimize the chance of damage during shipping. For a seller's protection when shipping high dollar value books, we strongly recommend that sellers insure and track shipments.

Packages shipped via U.S. Postal Service Media Mail should have 'Media Mail' written or posted on the outside of the package in order to ensure prompt and correct delivery of the book. All Sellers using Media Mail must add Delivery Confirmation, available from the Post Office, which currently costs $0.12 per package.

Insured and trackable shipping is very important to make certain that a seller is protected from loss. The use of insured shipping methods also helps protect all Akademos members from fraud. Sellers should direct Buyers to return damaged books to them so that the Seller may file an insurance claim with the shipping carrier. If Akademos must refund a Buyer in a case of damage (in accordance with the Buyer Protection Policy), the amount of the sale will be deducted from the Seller's account balance. If the account balance is not sufficient to cover this deduction, a Seller's credit card may be charged for the amount of the sale. Akademos will not reimburse Sellers for loss resulting from damaged or missing packages.

Your package will consist of the following:

  • The packing slip (use the bottom portion of the email notification).
  • The securely packaged product.
  • The Buyer name and address information is provided for the sole purpose of shipping the specific purchased product(s), and may not be used for any other purpose, either in connection with or separately from such shipment(s).