Because we are a small mom and daughter operation, orders generally ship within 4 business days, frequently sooner. Shipping fees are calculated through links with UPS and USPS and you pay exactly what they bill. We are new to working with international shipping, so if you are an international customer please email us first so we can make sure we ship properly. Packages are shipped via UPS or USPS (per your determination at checkout) and drop-off without signature. If you prefer delivery by UPS Extra with required signature, an additional cost will be applied, so please contact us before choosing this method. Whichever UPS shipment choice you make, we will provide you with a link to track your package online. We advise you to group your items in one order. We cannot group two distinct orders placed separately, and shipping fees will apply to each of them. Your package will be dispatched at your own risk, but special care is taken to protect fragile objects. Boxes and envelopes are amply sized and your items are well-protected.