The Literary Tarot: Shipping Process & Estimates


As you may be aware from the news, the banner on Kickstarter’s website, or many an online shop, the whole world is currently experiencing mega global supply chain disruptions. As such, please note that the below figures are only estimates and will be subject to change depending on fluctuations in the cost of worldwide shipping and courier services.

Please also note that due to the scale of the campaign, we have partnered with a fulfilment service, to allow us to ship from several international warehouses and therefore keep the costs as low as possible for you all. As such, packaging and handling estimates have been included in the below figures (if you’re interested, these are very approximately $2.20-2.60 for packing per order, $0.30-0.60 for each additional item, $1 for packaging, and roughly $0.50 per order for storage). Again, please note that these are also only estimates!

Pledge Tiers

(East Coast / West Coast)
UKEuropeAustraliaNew ZealandAsiaRest of World
Box Set$9$11 / $17$9$10-19$20$20$12-20$19-22
Reader Edition$9$17 / $23$9$13-21$28$28$16-28$25-29
Patron Edition$12$46 / 53$12$34-42$60$50$49-55$55-70
Retailer’s Edition
(5 units)
$17$15 / $20$20$15-31$30$50$15-35$35-50

Digital Add-Ons

All digital add-ons have no shipping or handling fees.

Physical Add-Ons

Add-OnUSCanadaUKEuropeAustraliaNew ZealandAsiaRest of World
F(r)iction #19: ArcanaFREE$6FREE$3$8$8$6$6
F(r)iction One-Year SubscriptionFREE$17FREE$11$20$20$17$17
F(r)iction Two-Year SubscriptionFREE$33FREE$21$40$40$33$33
Big Guidebook$2.50$2 / $2.50$1.50$3.50$8.50$4$4$5-18
Booster Pack$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50
Postcard Set$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50
Enamel Pin$2$2$2$2$2$2$2$2
Tarot Cloth$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50$1.50


All items below are in multiples of $5. Please note: A storage and handling fee (of approximately $4-14) will be added to each order and has NOT been included in the prices below (unlike all estimates above) as we understand that retailers may desire to place large orders so we want to provide the shipping estimates clearly.

Add-OnUSCanadaUKEuropeAustraliaNew ZealandAsiaRest of World
Literary Tarot Deck x 5$17$15-20$20$15-31$30$40$15-35$35-50
Big Guidebook x 5$15-20$15-20$17$15-31$55$70$15-55$45-70
Booster Pack x 5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5
Postcard Set x 5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5
Enamel Pin x 5$7$7$7$7$7$7$7$7
Tarot Cloth x 5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5$5


The Fulfilment Process

  1. Shipping Survey: In mid-October, backers will each receive an email from BackerKit with a link to their individual shipping survey. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account or submit a separate pre-order to access your survey. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and (if you like) purchase add-on items by the deadline of November 30th.
  • Order Payment: Once the survey deadline has passed, we will lock all orders and charge cards for any additional items. Please note that you will not be able to make any changes to your order after this and BackerKit does not allow us to offer refunds.
  • Fulfilment:
    • Approximately 6–8 weeks before we start fulfilment in spring next year, we will lock addresses. Up until this point, you have access to your shipping details so that you can update your shipping information if you move residence.
    • Approximately 4–6 weeks before fulfilment begins, we will then lock your shipping information again. You will receive an email from Easyship with an invoice for the shipping of your tarot items.
  • Shipping Out: Currently our fulfilment partner is estimating that it will take 4–6 weeks to send out all orders from the date that fulfilment starts.

To make this process as smooth and cost efficient as possible, please note that you will receive emails from multiple partners over the next few months: Kickstarter, BackerKit, and Easyship.

Shipping & Taxes

We have created this Shipping Estimates page to give you guidance regarding the estimated shipping and handling costs. It is important to note that the figures on this page are only estimates and will be subject to change depending on fluctuations in the cost of worldwide shipping and courier services. We have been advised that charging you as close to the time of fulfilment as possible will give you the best shipping rates as well as ensuring you get as smooth a process as possible.

Shipping Out F(r)iction

Remember the terror of those global supply chain disruptions? Yeah, they have taken out F(r)iction too—with printers and shippers experiencing a backlog of several months, this means our only choice is to get the F(r)iction issues on the ship we’ve already booked for tarot, which means Arcana won’t make it to our warehouses until the same time as all our tarot products in Spring 2022. We are extremely sorry about this. For those of you out there dying to get your hands on some issues, we’ve wrangled the budget to give you all a discount code to use in our F(r)iction store to purchase any back issues you like with a 30% discount. Orders through this store are dispatched within 2–3 working days as this back stock is already sitting in our warehouses just waiting to be bought by new readers. Just use this discount code at checkout by December 12th, 2021: FrictionGift30

For any other questions you may have, please check out our Project Frequently Asked Questions on our BackerKit store.