Optimum Nutrition offers FREE UPS ground shipping on all orders over $100.  All other orders are shipped at a flat rate of $9.95.  All Quantum Nutrition Labs' products are only shipped via UPS ground because it is the only carrier to guarantee not to x-ray, i-beam or otherwise irradiate its packages.  Quantum Nutrition Labs has made every effort to provide its customers with a superior quality product.  The ingredients contain no weak, toxic, pesticided, solvent-extracted, highly-heated or hybrid plant sources, nor are they irradiated or fumigated.  Given the pristine nature of the product, to have it irradiated before delivery would be a tragedy.