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Information About Ordering From Teaching Strategies

This page contains information about ordering from Teaching Strategies. If you need additional help, complete our Customer Support Form.

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Ordering Options

  1. Online: visit our bookshop
  2. Phone: 800-637-3652 (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday)
  3. Fax: Use the order form in our catalog or a purchase order and fax to 301-634-0826.
  4. Mail:
    Teaching Strategies, LLC
    4500 East-West Highway, Suite 300
    Bethesda, MD 20814

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or purchase order. Checks and money orders are accepted only for orders submitted through the mail.

All mail orders must be accompanied by payment.

Purchase Orders

Steps for paying with a purchase order: 

  1. You must first complete your order online and choose "Purchase Order" as your payment option.
  2. Fax a copy of the order confirmation page and the actual purchase order to 301-634-0826 within FIVE (5) business days of placing your order. You must fax the purchase order within FIVE (5) business days or your order will be cancelled.
  3. Once we receive your purchase order, your order will be processed within 72 hours. Your order will not be processed until the purchase order is received.

See our Web page that has more information about paying with a purchase order.

Sales Tax

You are required to pay sales tax only if you are a resident of Maryland. If appropriate, sales tax will be added automatically to your online order.

Invoice Payment Remittance Address

Teaching Strategies, LLC
3088 Momentum Place
Chicago, IL 60689-5330

Shipping Information

Typically, in-stock items are processed and shipped within 2–3 business days (Monday through Friday). We do not ship on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Orders from customers who have selected "next day", "2-day", and "3-day" shipping take priority. All other orders are shipped within 2–3 business days. We do not offer Saturday or Sunday delivery.

Domestic Shipping Rates as of June 22, 2011; Includes Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico

Rates for Most Items; Excludes Videos and CD-ROMs

Shipping Method Shipping Rate (percentage of purchase total)
UPS ground* 12%
UPS 3-day** 15%
UPS 2-day** 25%
UPS next day** 30%

Rates for Videos and CD-ROMs

Shipping Method Shipping Rate (percentage of purchase total, except for UPS ground)
UPS ground* 8% (percentage of item price)
UPS 3-day** 15%
UPS 2-day** 25%
UPS next day** 30%

*UPS Ground and UPS 3-day are not available for items shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

**Rush orders must be received by 12:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, to be shipped that day.

International/U.S. Territory Shipping Rates

International customers may order directly from Teaching Strategies.

    There is a $35 fee for shipping all orders under $100. For all orders over $100, the shipping rate is 20% of the purchase total.

    Deliveries will arrive within 5–14 days once shipped. International orders are generally shipped within 48 hours if received by 12:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.


    Teaching Strategies guarantees your complete satisfaction. If you are not happy with your order within 45 days of the shipment date, you may return the products in their original condition (unmarked, not damaged) for any reason, for a full refund (less shipping charges). All video and software sales are final. Teaching Strategies is not responsible for returned items that are lost or misdirected.

    To return an item, please call 800.637.3652 to obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA#). Packages received without a valid RA# are not guaranteed to be accepted may be returned to sender. The RA# will help us process your return quickly and accurately and it is the only way to ensure you will receive proper credit for your return.

    Return Items To:

    Teaching Strategies, LLC
    C/O RRD P & F
    1077 Prospect Lane
    Kaukauna, WI 54130

    Undeliverable or Refused Packages

    Cancelled or refused orders will be subject to a 5% restocking fee.

    Shipping Errors

    If Teaching Strategies ships the wrong product, we will accept the return at our expense and credit your account or ship the proper product immediately upon receipt of the returned items.

    Where Is My Order?

    The best way to ask questions about your order is to complete our Order Inquiry Form.

    If you prefer, you can call 1-800-637-3652 to speak to a Customer Solutions Specialist. Specialists are available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. You can also e-mail Customer Solutions.

    Web Discounts
    From time to time, we make special offers to our customers, including coupons, special sales, and promotions. Special offers cannot be combined.

    Web Site Membership Accounts

    When you make a purchase through our online bookshop, you will be offered the opportunity to establish a Web site account. You may complete your order without setting up an account.

    Information for Colleges and Universities

    Visit our colleges and universities Web page to learn about using our resources in your academic program or selling them in your bookstore.