All record orders are packed up in the same manner as we would want to receive a shipment ourselves. Shipping costs are calculated in real time during checkout for the best possible & up-to-date rates via USPS & UPS. It's highly recommended that all small orders ship via USPS First Class, Media Mail & First Class International options, although the benefit of our new checkout system is that you can now choose. Larger orders typically benefit from UPS Ground or UPS Worldwide Expedited options. If you have any questions about placing a larger order and finding the best shipping rates possible, please contact us ★.