I pride myself on fast shipping, however as we get close to the holidays, I may need a couple extra days to get your order out. If you need something by a certain day, let me know in the comments section. I will do my best to accommodate. If its just not possible, I will send you an email letting you know.
Shipping is the bane of most small businesses and mine is no exception. I HATE to charge for shipping, in part, because it can be so variable. Most of my orders go via USPS, small orders go First Class and all others go Priority Mail. I also have a UPS account and for larger orders I explore that option for potentially cheaper rates. So far that has worked relatively well. I pride myself on quick, often same day shipping.
My shipping rates are based on total dollar value, so the shopping cart will charge the same amount for a small, light, flat item as for a large, heavy, bulky item. So I have it set to charge the shipping for the bulky item. I realize that this will mean that the small item will probably be overcharged for shipping, but I refund ALL the overage on shipping as soon as I ship the item.
NEW FOR LOCAL SHOPPERS (May 1st, 2014): For local customers, I have tried several times to change the shipping in Paypal to reflect local pick-up (free) and was unsuccessful. In those cases I would refund the shipping, either in person or via Paypal. I am pleased to announce that I now have a coupon code that bypasses the shipping charged on local orders... LocalOrder
If you are not sure if you are local, send me an email first to check
All orders that use the coupon code, but do not qualify, will be charged shipping before the orders go out.
While I would love to take the place of your friendly mail carrier and save you shipping costs, I am busy as well. Please include in the order notes, ideas on how you would like to arrange for pick-up/delivery (examples: "I can stop by your house after work on Monday or Tuesday" or "I live by the airport, any chance you will be in my part of town in the next couple days?" ). I am willing to work with you.