Displayed shipping charges are within USA (except Alaska and Hawaii). Please contact us for shipping quote if ordering outside continental USA. Within USA we ship our products via US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, DHL or freight carrier (truck). Products which are heavier then 50 pounds or over-sized in dimensions are shipped with Freight because USPS can not accept them. Large delicate items are placed on horizontal skids to ensure safe transportation.
The default shipping charges are for Ground shipping. If you like your order shipped Overnight Express or with any specific carrier, please let us know and we will supply you with cost for that shipping and handling service. Please keep in mind the difference between the rates of carriers - Ground is the most economical way to receive your package and is much less then Overnight Express Air 1-day, or 2-day delivery would cost you for example.
We base our shipping and handling rates on the actual weight and dimensions of the items you select. For some items, such as Jewelry, Byzantine Icons, and some selected Bronze or Marble sculptures, the shipping within USA is free $0, included with the price of the item. For the rest of the items, the shopping cart will automatically calculate the shipping amount when you place the item into the cart and are ready to make the purchase - this applies to customers from United States only. Multiple orders can be combined to save on shipping charges.