We ship via UPS and USPS Priority Mail, within the United States. We do not charge a handling fee, unless otherwise specified within the description of certain items of extreme size. Although we pack our items very carefully, insurance is highly recommended! If you wish not to insure your item, we will not be held responsible if it is lost, stolen or damaged during shipping, and we must have this agreed upon via email prior to shipping. We ship internationally and mark all items as merchandise. We will make every attempt to find the best shipping rates available.