Magazine Orders - Frequently Asked Questions
- When will I receive my first magazine issue?
- Can I renew my magazine(s) with ValueMags?
- How do I send magazines to more than one address?
- How do I send a Gift magazine subscription?
- Is ordering online safe?
- What if I have questions or problems with anything?
- Can I use a foreign address for subscriptions?
- Do you accept orders, if I don't have a credit card or don't want to use it online?
- How do I change my address?
- Will you "automatically renew" my subscription?
When will I receive my first magazine issue?
It will take 6-10 weeks for your first issue to arrive. This is the standard industry lead time to start a magazine subscription.
Once you've placed an order, it takes approximately one to two weeks for your subscription to be received and scheduled by the publisher. Your subscription is then added to the publisher's next production cycle and shipped via standard mail. For example, if your monthly magazine subscription was ordered and received by the publisher in July, and the August issue has already shipped, your order may be added to the September mailing.
Publishers ask that you allow 4 to 6 weeks (weekly magazines) and 6 to 10 weeks (monthly magazines) for delivery to start. Other less frequently published magazines may take longer to arrive. If you have not received your subscription within the expected time frame, please send us an email and we'll track it down. Keep in mind, your subscription starts when you receive your first issue -- not when you place your orders. If you subscribed for 12 issues in one year, you will receive all 12 issues.
Can I renew my magazine(s) with ValueMags?
Yes! Just go ahead and put the magazine you want in your shopping cart. Notice the column called "renewal"? Change the 'No' to 'Yes' -- and when you check out make sure your shipping address is the same as it appears on the label of your current magazine. We'll take care of the rest!
How do I send magazines to more than one address?
On the checkout confirmation page, click the link to "Add New Ship To Address". Enter the shipping address and click "Proceed to Checkout". Click the drop down menu in the 'Ship To' column and choose the right address. Rinse and repeat…
How do I send a Gift magazine subscription?
When you checkout, make sure to enter the gift recipients' address as the Shipping Address. We recommend that you send an email or gift card to the gift recipient to let them know that their first issue of the magazine will arrive 6 to 8 weeks from the time you placed the order.
Is ordering online safe?
When we launched ValueMags.com, this was a common question. Back in 1998 people were hesitant to place orders with a credit card online. Times have changed! Here's our answer: When you order a magazine online at ValueMags no one will have access to the information you provide. We use SSL technology which encrypts your order to prevent anyone else from reading it as the information travels from your computer to ours. And, of course, we never store your credit card information.
What if I have questions or problems with anything?
ValueMags will help with any questions you have. Simply submit a support request via our online form and we will respond within 72 hours.
Can I use a foreign address for subscriptions?
No, not at this time. We only process orders for U.S. addresses.
Do you accept orders, if I don't have a credit card or don't want to use it online?
Simply submit a request via our online form and we would be happy to work with you in any way we can.
How do I change my address?
You can change your address by submitting a support request via our online form. Please include your current address and your new address in the body of the message.
Will you "automatically renew" my subscription?
No. ValueMags will never automatically renew your magazine subscriptions. ValueMags will simply send you an email and give you the option to renew your magazine subscription. No pressure, and No tricks! Plus, check out our list of free magazines. Those offers also never automatically renew.