Items go out via 1st class US mail. When the shipping charge covers priority mail, I will send it out via priority mail. I live in the boonies and have a 20 mile drive for UPS and more for Fedex. If you are interested in having items shipped out via these services, let me know and I can give you a quote and do a special order.
I try to ship orders out as quickly as possible. Multiple yards of ribbon end up being charged too much postage. Calculated shipping does not work as they do not usually weigh an ounce per yard. I refund over charges. Thanks for your understanding.