The last thing anyone wants to see is a large shipping charge on the checkout page. We have tried to keep the sticker shock down at Pipeshoppe.com by tying the weight of your order to the USPS Priority shipping charges. Over the weekend the Postal Service increased the price they charge us to ship Priority Mail, so you will see a slight increase in the cost of shipping. We have also had to eliminate the free local shipping we offer to select Zip codes in our area, instead we are giving a reduced rate for local shipping. We hate to make the changes to the shipping charge, but the alternative is to increase the prices of our products to cover the extra cost and we really don’t want to do that. Thank you.