Shipping is free, no matter how many items, how heavy or how far they must go within the continental USA. Often our shipping cost exceeds $30-$40 on a single order. The Packaging Fee is PER ORDER not per item so you could order 50 items, pay no shipping, only the one-time per order charge of $5.95. This fee is standard on many sites and is a set amount to help defray packaging and stocking costs. There is no fee when purchasing only a gift certificate. This fee is non-refundable once package has shipped.