Although I have yet to have an animal shipped to me most places quote $100.00 for shipping. Yet others say that the airline only charges sixty something. Personally I like to pick up my animals some way to cut that out anyway. A trip to calgary or out to a show the breeder is planning on going to anyway. Depends on how far I'd have to drive and what is out that way, I have family up in BC so for me a trip out there serves two purposes, visit family and pick up the snakes. If I was ordering though from further I would have no prob paying a set shipping and handeling fee. Then again I'm willing to drive down to the states to get GTP's from Greg Maxwell eventually too, even though it will be a pain in the butt for paperwork and all, it is worth it for the animals you get.