Shipping is not a profit center for us. We do not inflate prices or charge handling fees. All discounts we receive from UPS, FEDEX, USPS, full truckload and LTL carriers are passed on to our customers. Orders are usually shipped within 24-48 hours. Shipping by the pallet is the most cost effective method. When shipping heavy items such as notebooks and filler paper via UPS ground the shipping cost are high due to the weight. Shipping via pallet dramatically reduces shipping cost. Typically an order of at least $750.00 would justify a pallet shipment. We ship direct to the 48 contiguous United States and ship to freight forwarders at every US port for the convenience of our International customers. If you have questions or concerns regarding shipping rates, please give us a call at 1-866-764-3655.