The shipping of pizza ovens can be an ordeal if done incorrectly. When purchasing a wood fired pizza oven, the consumer must have confidence in the company that provides the oven. Pizza ovens are very heavy and can weigh from 500 lbs to 5000 lbs and more. It takes a group of individuals to coordinate the entire process. The skilled expertise of those at home pizza ovens have exactly that know how. They have been providing this service for many years. The consumer needs to know why shipping costs are so hefty on these wonderfull ovens. Once the order is taken, the process begins. First the oven has to be made. All ovens are made to order to the customers specific needs. Then the chosen oven must be specially crated and affix a suitable shock meter to the crate itself. This shock meter will provide valuable information to the consumer once he or she receives the oven. Next, all vital information must be provided to the shipping company as to the consumers name, address, phone numbers and email. It is a must that the consumer is available for contact through out the process. In this way the consumer will expect a delivery of their oven on a precise day and time. (within a few hrs.) Many people are shocked when they see the shipping cost on any wood fired oven. For instance, if an oven is being shipped from the West coast to the East coast, depending on the size of the oven, the cost could vary between 700.00 and 2,000.00. Home Pizzeria Ovens receives NO compensation for shipping costs. We pay the same as the consumer.