Payment is expected within 3 days of purchase. The indicator of the shipping date is; I ship the day of or the following working day after I leave feedback. When possible I upgrade to FedEx at no extra charge to obtain better service. Items may not appear the same color as they do on your monitor. Hand crafted items patterns and colors may vary or change piece to piece. Exports has a special fee in the shipping calculator, to read my Export Policy, visit www.unclejacksdelights.com/export.htm for details.