When I am notified that you purchased something, I will send you a quick email message letting you know when I will get it in the mail. I will try my best to ship it within 24 hours whenever possible. Due to my teaching schedule it may be longer but you will be notified with tracking information once the order has shipped. If and order is received on Saturday or Sunday it will most likely go out Monday morning.
I ship via USPS Priority. The shipping cost is $9 for the first item and $4 for each additional item. If you order more than one item they will be packed and shipped together in a flat rate box. If you absolutely cannot wait and need it overnight, I may be able to arrange express shipping and bill you the difference in cost. Please contact me BEFORE your purchase if you need Express Shipping to be sure I have the availability for such a service.
For international orders and orders to Alaska and Hawaii, please contact me BEFORE purchasing.
PACKAGING AND INSURANCE
I do not pay the shipper for insurance. My plan is to pack the work so that there is virtually no chance of breakage, and then if something does break, I will refund or replace it at MY expense. I have found it very difficult to actually get insurance payments from shipping companies and don't want to waste anyone's time.
I package the work very neatly and completely. The work will be wrapped in brand new wrapping paper, then covered in at least two layers of bubble wrap and surrounded by a layer of packing peanuts. I use only brand new packing materials, except I may reuse packing peanuts but only if they are clean. You will not find gross things like cigarette smoke, dust, old shopping bags, newspaper, etc. in my packaging. Just your order and the materials to get it to you safely. I often include a postcard but no printed invoice or receipt. I am happy to write out a message on the postcard if the item is a gift for someone, just send me a message with your order.