We have recently been able to reduce some of our shipping costs and are passing the savings on to you. Effective immediately we are lowering the flat shipping rate we charge on orders less than $300 from $15.95 to $9.95. For orders over $300 the rate of $15.95 will remain because we add insurance. UPS standard coverage is only $100 if a package is lost or damaged. These rates are regardless of how many items are ordered or where the package is going.