Hello James, thanks for your review. We have always offered a free shipping option through the USPS and customers can choose other more expensive shipping through different carriers if they prefer. Since these are high value items requiring a signature, instead of just letting a carrier leave it somewhere, ensures that it gets to you. Covid-19 has proven to present many challenges for businesses as we all do our best to keep things running. We will look into this further to see if we can offer a different solution. If you have trouble retrieving your package please contact us at email@example.com.