I always choose the least expensive method for shipping orders. I ship either United States Postal Service [USPS] or United Parcel Service [UPS] only. My first choice is always USPS because it is the least expensive. If your purchase is too heavy or if it won't fit in a USPS envelope or box, I will ship it UPS and you will be contacted.
Shipping rates are based on the total dollar amount of the sale. The exception is patterns and smocking plates when purchased alone. Patterns and smock plates are mailed in small manilla envelopes and the shipping rate is the actual postage cost. The shopping cart will charge $7 for shipping because that is the default charge, BUT the difference between that cost and the actual cost of mailing will be refunded to you.
Below are my USPS shipping rates, with confirmation for the United States only.
Up to $40.00 shipping is $7
$40.01 - $75 shipping is $14
$75.01 - $90 shipping is $17
$90.01 - $149.99 shipping is $20
$150 and up FREE
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES ARE BASED ON THE TOTAL USD AMOUNT OF THE SALE. THESE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE INSURANCE. IF YOU WANT YOUR MERCHANDISE INSURED THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL, SEPARATE CHARGE OF $5 USD. RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Up to $35 shipping is $18 USD
$35.01 - $50 shipping is $21 USD
$50.01 - $100 shipping is $27 USD
$100.01 - $150 shipping is $37 USD
$150.01 - $200 shipping is $47 USD
$200.01 and up FREE SHIPPING!!