The large majority of our orders are shipped within 3 working days of the order and delivered in 2-3 days from shipping. We ship through leading courier services, and Indian Post services, you can track your order online after it is shipped. As mentioned above, we ship most items within 3-5 working days of the order. However, in some cases, we may take longer, up to 7 working days, to ship the order as we may have to procure it from some other bookstores or our distributor. In the unlikely event, we are unable to deliver any items in your order, be assured that you will not be charged for that item, or you shall be refunded the full amount charged for the item.
We ship on all weekdays (Monday to Saturday), excluding public holidays.
To ensure that your order reaches you in the fastest time and in good condition, we only ship through reputed courier agencies and Indian Post services.
If you believe that the product is not in good condition, or if the packaging is tampered with or damaged, before accepting delivery of the goods, please refuse to take delivery of the package, and call us or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning your order reference number. We shall make our best efforts to ensure that a replacement delivery is made to you at the earliest.
NOTE: In the event, we have to cancel any items in your order, if you have paid using a credit card your credit card shall not be charged for the above-canceled item(s). If you have paid using a debit card/net banking, your bank shall be instructed to refund the amount within 3-4 working days. However, the actual credit to your account will depend on your bank's processing time, which may be 7-15 days. If you do not receive a credit within this time, please check with your bank and let us know if you face any issues with the same.
EXCHANGE & RETURNS (CANCELLATION POLICY)
There may be certain orders that Scientific Publishers cannot accept, and therefore, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order. Some reasons may include limitation on quantity available for purchase; errors in pricing or product information or any other issue which SP identifies for not accepting the order. We also reserve the right to ask for additional information for accepting orders in certain cases. We will notify you in case your order has been canceled fully or partially or if any additional information is required to accept your order. Any defective copy received from our side should be informed us within 30 days from the receipt of the order and we will provide replacement of the same order.
Cancellation by Customer
Once an order is placed, it can only be canceled before it is shipped to the provided destination. Once the cancellation request is received, we will initiate the process of refunding the amount to your account via the same payment mode that you had used to make the transaction or through cheque (amount would be refunded through cheque, only in cases where the debit/credit card used by customer while placing the order is not in use). Once the refund process is initiated, you will receive the refund amount directly in your account or through cheque.
NOTE: In the event that the amount has been deducted from your account but the transaction failed, we will refund the amount to your account at the earliest.
Shipping Policy for Domestic Orders (within India)
Shipping Policy for International Orders (outside India)
All international orders (outside India) would be processed within 2 working days and shipped through an international courier company or Indian Post services as per the availability of services.
Customs Clearance for International Orders
For some countries, if the need arises, our carrier will have to get customs clearance for your goods before delivering them to you. Any additional taxes, import duties or customs charges levied in this process will be charged to you. You are liable to pay the carrier for those charges in such cases. So we recommend that you be aware of the laws and regulations governing the import of goods in the country where you want the items shipped. The customer is responsible for customs clearance within the stipulated time failing which the goods would be destroyed by the customs department and no refund would be made.
Remote Area Surcharge (RAS) for International Orders
According to the policies of the international carrier, an additional surcharge may be levied if the shipping address is defined by the carrier as a remote area.
This Remote Area Surcharge (RAS) would not be charged at the time of placing the order. Instead, it would be informed to you before shipping the goods. In such a case, you have to pay the surcharge through the website. If the surcharge is not paid within 3 days after our notification, then we would cancel your order and refund the amount paid towards the items in full.
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