For fresh items, products are made-to-order freshly in Korea then shipped to Kim'C Market's New York HQ. We then refrigerate a few days, repack them and ship express which takes 1-2 days in the U.S.
In doing so, the shipping material and shipping costs are extremely high. We did not want to sacrifice the quality of the product by choosing a cheaper shipping option. We had to make a hard choice by implementing a shipping charge for these fresh items. We will be asking you to share some shipping fees depending on your location. For instance, Kim'C Market will pay for all shippings to NY, NJ, PA, CT, DE, MD, and VA destinations. Other states will see incremental fees even if your order value will be more than $79 - further from New York, the more. But your sharing will be always less than 50%. Thank you for your understanding of this circumstance.