I have a few notes regarding shipping I wanted to share!
1. FLAT RATE SHIPPING ~ I have added a Flat Rate Shipping & Handling option to your list of options when checking out from my Etsy and Artfire shops. People living in the west really get socked with shipping charges so I added this option just for them!
2. FEDEX SHIPPING COMING SOON! ~ I am working on setting up an account with FedEx. I hope to have this ready to go by December 1st. While I am not a huge fan of their service during delivery, I have noted that they are open many days that UPS is not (like today and tomorrow) and have comparable or faster delivery times. The rates also appear to be competitive.
3. UPS CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW ~ UPS has chosen to be closed (or at least not pickup or deliver Ground packages) on this very busy shopping and shipping weekend :( Therefore, your packages which normally would have shipped today or tomorrow will not leave my home until Monday. Both USPS and FedEx are operating today and tomorrow.
I'll be working feverishly this weekend to get caught up on the orders from the last week!