For orders that ship directly from our home office, we utilize FedEx for domestic orders and USPS for international orders. We also provide the option to ship via USPS Parcel Post on small paper orders (the availability of this option is determined by the package's weight). If shipping via USPS is available, it will show up in the shipping options. All other shipping rates are actual live rates as quoted by FedEx when you place your order. Please remember that it is ALWAYS less expensive to ship to a commercial location on domestic shipments when you have the option to do so.
We should also mention that we utilize drop-shipping from various designers and manufacturers, particularly when an item is custom made or includes personalization. When that is the situation, we do our best to find the shipping method available that fits most closely with the method you have chosen.