Latest Book Shipping Information

The following information is provided to help you understand when you will receive your order, but if you require further assistance please email with details of your order number and we will look into it for you.

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

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.

Shipping Times

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 once products have been dispatched.


Region of DestinationStandard (free of charge)Expedited (additional charges apply)Delivery information
United States of America5-7 business days2-4 business days Yes
Canada7-10 business days3-5 business days Yes
Latin America4-6 weeks2 weeks On Courier only

Rest of the World

Region of the DestinationStandard shipping (free of charge)Courier shipping (courier charges apply)Delivery Information
Africa12-21 business days3-5 business daysYes
Asia8-21 business days3-5 business daysYes
Central Europe 3-5 business days3 business daysYes
Eastern Europe8-12 business days3 business daysYes
Northern Europe3-5 business days3 business daysYes
Southern Europe5-8 business days3 business daysYes
Middle East8-12 business days3-5 business daysYes
Oceania6-9 business days3-5 business daysYes

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.

Locations where deliveries are fully restricted and we ask you to consider purchasing an eBook as an alternative

  • Belarus
  • Libya
  • Russia
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen
  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Palestinian territories
  • Cuba
  • Sudan
  • Niger

Delivery delays are possible

  • No current delayed areas

DDU Incoterm affected regions

For the  following countries we cannot offer a full delivery service via our usual supplier, due to DDU Incoterm, which prevents us from handling custom service.

  • Armenia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Moldavian
  • Kazakhstan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Nepal

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.

Shipping to Packstations (only for customers in Germany)

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to deliver to DHL Packstations ('DHL Packstationen'). We ask for your understanding and hope that we will be able to offer this delivery option in the future.

Shipping confirmations

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 for your order.  


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.

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