Insurance is optional but recommended, though we do pack well. Please ask for tracking if wanted. To keep your shipping costs down, we don't add extra services unless specified. All paid items after closed auctions will be shipped within two business days. We will be happy to combine items into one box if possible. Keep in mind the Postal Service has new size restrictions. Any box over 12 x 12 x 12 is charged at a higher rate. Sometimes Parcel Post or seperate boxes will be much less to ship.