As far as shipping goes we primarily use USPS flat rate boxes. If however a package is less costly to send to you via another shipping company we will use them. You decide which you’d prefer. We love to shop online but will often cancel a sale at checkout because we are aghast at the shipping cost so we have put together packages with free shipping to defray the cost to you. We wll never charge a profit for shipping. We ship our garlic only within the USA. We are unable to ship to Hawaii, Idaho, and some counties in Washington State due to allium import restrictions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.