Update: April 8, 2022 for the Americas: One of our printer facilities was subjected to a cyber-attack on Friday 08 April 2022. For additional information refer to Delayed fulfillment due to cyber-attack at one of our printer facilities.
Springer Nature has worked closely in partnerships with printers and carriers all around the world, which has significantly helped us to keep our operation running during difficult situations like the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances.
We will continue to update this page with the latest information we have available from our shipping partners regarding delays and areas they have been unable to accept deliveries for by some of the services we use (please see the table below). All destinations not shown as being blocked or delayed are currently receiving a normal service as far as we are aware.
Book customers in the affected areas are encouraged to purchase ebook versions while placing orders on our webshop. Please note, for end customers, our Springlink website offers free worldwide shipping for all print books per standard mail when placing your order on Springerlink.
- Dispatch Times
- Shipping Times
- AmericasRest of the World
- Latest shipping information
- Pandemic related disruptions in the paper supply
- Suspended service due to international sanctions
- Shipping confirmations
The vast majority of our print books are dispatched within 3-5 business days. However, to estimate the delivery time, please find the shipping times and latest information below.
The exact shipping time depends on different factors like shipping method (regular mail or courier service), the location of the delivery address and possible delivery restrictions (please also review the latest shipping information). The following table is meant to give a general overview of the shipping times to the most frequent delivery destinations.
|Region of Destination||Standard shipping (free of charge)||Courier shipping (courier charges apply)||Delivery information|
|United States of America||5-7 business days||3 days or less based on shipping method used||Yes|
|Canada||7-10 business days||3 days or less based on shipping method used||Yes|
|Latin America||4-6 weeks||2 weeks or less based on method used||On Courier only|
Rest of the World
|Region of the Destination||Standard shipping (free of charge)||Courier shipping (courier charges apply)||Delivery Information|
|Africa||12-21 business days||3-5 business days||Yes|
|Asia||8-21 business days||3-5 business days||Yes|
|Central Europe||3-5 business days||3 business days||No|
|Eastern Europe||8-12 business days||3 business days||Yes|
|Northern Europe||3-5 business days||3 business days||No|
|Southern Europe||5-8 business days||3 business days||No|
|Middle East||8-12 business days||3-5 business days||Yes|
|Oceania||6-9 business days||3-5 business days||Yes|
Latest shipping information
Springer Nature is working very close with its printers and carriers all around the world. However, in the recent past there were incidents beyond our control such as COVID-19 delivery restrictions, paper shortages and service suspensions due to international sanctions, which are still causing delays in the delivery or deliveries could not be fulfilled.
The below delivery information shows where delays in the delivery are most likely to occur or where it is recommended to purchase the eBook version.
|Oceania||Fiji||French Polynesia||Lord Howe Island||New Caledonia||New Zealand|
|Niue||Papua New Guinea||Pitcairn Islands||Samoa||Tasmania||Tokelau|
Pandemic related disruptions in the paper supply
Due to the pandemic situation, a shortage of truck drivers, congestion at the ports and escalating transportation costs there has been a disruption in the paper supply for Springer Nature and many other publishing companies. Currently mainly our printers in Americas are affected by those disruptions, which can lead to an delay in the delivery times.
Suspended service due to international sanctions
Due to the escalating conflict in Ukraine and airspace restrictions, we have been advised by our logistics partners that they will be suspending collection and delivery services in/into Ukraine, whilst international shipments to addresses in Russia and Belarus have also been suspended.
Springer Nature is now able to supply shipping and tracking information for a number of book products from our warehouse for titles outside of the Americas and APAC regions. This service will slowly widen out to more products in the coming months. If shipment has been sent and a tracking number is available you will receive an email which contains a link that will allow you to see the relevant distribution partners tracking service.
Please note that these time frames are only average delivery times and may take longer. If you miss a delivery and the standard delivery time is over, please contact us.