Standard orders ship within 14 business days of being placed during regular volume times. All shipments are F.O.B. Albertville, AL. We ship both common carrier and UPS Ground. When shipping common carrier, we try to select the best carrier that we have the least damage history with. We completely enclose common carrier shipments in wooden crates that are both stapled and screwed together. If you require lift gate service to unload crates, the lift gate charge we incur will be added to your invoice.