GeckoNerd always puts the safety of the gecko first when planning to ship. We ship with FED EX priority overnight. We require Fedex pickup before 12PM to use the live arrival guarantee. Most packages are made "ready for pickup" by fedex at 9-10 am but you have until 12pm to pickup. Immediately upon pickup please open the box and remove any ice packs or heat packs that may be in your box. Please bring your state issued ID and Fedex tracking number we provide you with when pickup up from a Fedex Ship Center. You can click the link at the top of this page to find the Fedex center closest to you, we will confirm the location via email with you. Shipping cost is a $50 flat rate anywhere within the continental U.S. If you are local to Miami and would like to pickup, we can schedule a convenient day together.