Shipping fees include handling and packing fees as well as postage costs. Shipping is fairly costly because we use glass packaging for many of our products where safe and possible. Please be assured that we take special care to protect fragile objects. Packages are generally dispatched within 2 business days after receipt of payment and are shipped via USPS with tracking and delivery confirmation. If you prefer delivery by USPS with required signature or insurance, an additional cost will be applied, so please contact us before checking out.