Due to the high demand for shipping and the deterioration of reliability of the Post Office, cheaper shipping options are no longer viable options for shipping perishable items such as plants. Some hardgoods are still able to be shipped via priority mail, but no plants are being shipped via the Post Office with the exception of orders to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
We have had to raise our shipping rates as a result of these changes. We are based in Ohio, so rates and transit times are based on distance from our location. Free shipping is still available for orders of $100 or more to most of the eastern half of the US. For western states and some southern states free shipping is available on orders of $150 or more.
Most hardgoods now have the shipping cost included and have no additional shipping cost. Express shipping is not available for hardgoods. To see if an item has free shipping included check for a note in bold at the bottom of the product description.