These tiles aren't prone to breakage, but they are rather heavy. They'll be shipped in a padded mailer or small box and wrapped carefully to protect from any dings or scratches. * A note about shipping costs (within the US) : Due to how heavy these tiles are in relation to their size, it is possible that USPS Flat Rate Shipping would be less expensive than the calculated rate shown below. Generally I will use the Flat Rate shipping option ($6.80) and refund any difference paid for shipping, unless doing so would result in a delay of the package getting to you. I'll also combine multiple items in the same order, and the small Flat Rate box can accommodate several sets of my bronze tiles. Please feel free to send me a convo if you have any questions!