I do my very best to ship within 1 day, sometimes same day, unless one of those unforeseen emergencies pop-up! I do stay in contact & send a thank-you once shipped with your confirmation number! PLEASE: if you are unable to pay invoice within 2 days of auction end / invoice date ~ CONTACT ME! If I do not hear from you I will assume you do not want your purchase & either open an "Unpaid Invoice" or "Cancel Sale" ~ THIS IS DUE TO THE VOLUME OF UNPAID INVOICES! I package with "TLC" & use good shipping materials for safe shipping ~ I understand shipping cost is out of control! I do my best to use recycled boxes to help on my end. At time of shipping if there is a lesser rate I will use, if it does not slow shipping time!