Shipping costs seem very high?
On February 10th, 2016, we switched our store to a new shopping cart system. We are still tweaking the shipping rates and item weights to try and compensate for the use of flat rate products when possible. We are issuing refunds currently for excess shipping as we go. Thanks for your patience!
In general, UPS shipping costs are determined by the total weight of your order and the destination in relationship to Ohio. If you would like to know the shipping costs before placing your order, put the items you wish to purchase in the shopping cart and then enter your zip code in the shipping box and click 'calculate'. Occasionally UPS rates will show high if the order is extremely heavy (50 lbs +) as the cart assumes the order will ship in one box.
Please be advised that if you choose USPS Priority Mail for your shipping option, we do use USPS Flat Rate products where we can. We then either refund excess shipping (refunds are processed twice a month, generally as time permits) or add in extra product to make up the difference most of the time. For domestic orders, the small flat rate boxes and envelopes are approximately $6 to $8 for each box or envelope the order requires including insurance. Also for domestic orders, the medium flat rate boxes are approximately to $17 for each box the order requires including insurance. Please note that not all orders can be shipped in this fashion due to size and some orders require multiple boxes.
If you choose UPS shipping at checkout, your order will most generally ship out UPS. We do sometimes switch some UPS orders over to USPS Priority.