We simply charge a flat shipping rate of $10 dollars per order.
If we are shipping a small order that is extremely light, such as silks, and you request we ship first class mail, not priority, we will refund the extra cost. However, most customers prefer we ship by priority mail, with 2-3 day service, and even on lighter orders, the actual cost for priority mail will be close to $10 dollars.
However, on larger, heavier items, the actual shipping cost will most likely be higher. We have the heavier items clearly marked in the product’s description. We use the USPS or UPS shipping rates as shown on their respective websites. In the case of an additional shipping charge, we will notify you immediately with the cost, and once we have your approval, we will email you a Paypal invoice. Once the invoice is paid, we will then ship your order.
We want you to know that we are not making a profit on shipping. Shipping rates have been steadily increasing, and we try to absorb some of the cost to help you. But as you can understand, we cannot absorb all shipping costs.
We are sorry, but we no longer ship outside the United States. International shipping has become increasingly unreliable and expensive, and we can no longer refund orders that are not delivered to their foreign destinations.