Payments such as Paypal, Google checkout, Obopay, cash, unused U.S. Postage stamps,
U.S. Postal Money Orders, foreign cash, Canada Post Money Orders
are all considered ' Cleared ' payments as soon as received.
Is defined as the time and effort in packing the items securely and delivering
them to the Post Office.
Handling also includes any incidental costs for obtaining packing suppiles such as tape,
envelopes, boxes, bubble wrap and/or packaging peanuts.
There are usually substantual savings in S & H charges in cases of multiple item purchases.
Often, an extra item or two will add nothing extra to the S & H costs.
However, the 'Amazon Payments', 'Paypal Checkout Buttons' and the 'Google Checkout Buttons'
are, in most cases, not set up to handle such combined purchases.
Questions reqarding S & H charges for combined purchased, or to get a firm quote or invoice,
can be sent directly to  my email.
All I will need is your ZIP CODE and the items you are considering purchasing.
Methods and Locations
I ship items primarily via the United States Postal Service.
Shipping methods are:
Media Mail - for books, periodicals, video games, movies, records, cassettes,
eight track tapes and computer games.
( unless First Class Mail is less expensive - which happens more than might be expected).
First Class Mail - for items weighing up to 13 ounces.
Priority Mail - for items 14 ounces on up to 70 pounds.
'Flat Rate' Priority Mail ( either box or envelope ) when it is more of a financial advantage
for the buyer than regular Priority
In many cases items with sufficient weight will ship at a lesser cost than regular Priority Mail,
if the item(s) fit into one of several 'Flat Rate' boxes or envelopes provided
by the United States Postal Service.
Parcel Post - for items that weigh too much to ship Priority Mail
or if more advantageous to ship Parcel Post.
Continental United States
'Continental' is defined as that part of the U.S. south of Canada and north of Mexico.
Alaska and/or Hawaii
Except for First Class Mail ( 13 ounces or less ), Media Mail and Flat Rate Priority shipping
( either envelope or box ), items being mailed to Alaska and/or Hawaii will be designated
with increased shipping charges.
For items with total charges of $5.00 or more I automatically provide a 'Delivery Confirmation'
In most of these situations that suffices to assure the item's safe arrival. However,
if insurance is still desired, in lieu of, or in addition to Delivery Confirmation, let me know via  email.
The cost is 'built-in' with the S & H that is quoted for the item.
If that may be a desire,  email me for more details.
Generally, shipping insurance is available for Priority Mail International or Express Mail International.
If you need/want 'Priority Mail International', possibly because with this method shipping insurance
is more than likely available, please  email me before purchase to let me know.
Production, Shipping & Handling
I will usually construct the marker within 24 hours after payment and information are received.
It will be shipped in 10 to 14 days, depending upon the firing schedule.
With drying time and firing, (every piece is fired twice requiring a full day for each),
the time required to complete the marker can vary.
I will email you the exact shipping date as soon as possible so you will know when to expect delivery.
If you are contemplating the purchase of over 100 Pet Markers at a time
( as some pet cemeteries have inquired ) I will need plenty of lead time.
These are not 'Made Ahead' of time. They are made as sold.
Shipping Locations are United States and Canada.
Shipping for - Pet Monuments / Markers - in the U.S.A. - is via the United States Postal Service, Parcel Post.
Shipping for - Pet Monuments / Markers in Canada - is via 'First Class Mail International'. and is $9.00.
In cases of multiple orders there is a shipping & handling discount.
Charges will be based on total package weight, not 'per piece'.
Please utilize the 'Comment Area' of the  'Online Order Form' for inquiries regarding S & H costs,
either domestic or international.