Although it may offer special free shipping promotions from time to time, Talbots does not normally offer free shipping, according to its website, Talbots.com. Standard shipping on most orders is a flat rate of $8 and arrives within 3 to 7 days. Premium shipping, with order arrival within 2 to 5 business days is $12, while express shipping with arrival within 2 business days is $18, as of 2015.
Talbot's shipping rates are based on the number of days following the shipping date, as noted on the Talbots website. In-stock items ship after verification and authorization of the credit card used on the order. Talbots monogrammed items require an addition 6 to 11 days for shipment, while orders shipped to Hawaii, Alaska and military APO/FPO addresses may require an additional 9 to 12 days.