All efforts are made to keep every item in stock so it can ship the following day. Orders are received, checked for availability, and then order confirmation is sent. If an item is out of stock, it will be explained with an estimated shipping time in the order acknowledgment. Most items are shipped the day following the order, and then a shipping acknowledgment will be sent along with the tracking number. Most items are shipped by priority mail with the US postal service. International shipping is sent first class mail. There are additional charges for international shipping. If there are any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.