Flat rate shipping means that we will ship your item(s) the safest way possible, which may include, UPS, USPS or FedEx, so please provide an accurate address to help speed up the shipment of your order. The shipping cost includes packing materials, insurance and tracking information. Currently we NO LONGER ship to HI, AK, or PR. We do combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible. SHOULD YOU PURCHASE MULTIPLE ITEMS, PLEASE WAIT FOR A CORRECTED INVOICE WITH THE CORRECT SHIPPING AMOUNT. E-Bay figures each item now and the shipping will be way too much. Currently we NO LONGER have International shipping.