Hi All, As you all know we charge a low rate of $14.99 for our Northeast customers. This rate was based on a UPS Ground service which is a 1 day transit time to the Northeast regions. The downside for this service is that there is no delivery time guarantee, meaning your package is subject to arrival at the mercy of your UPS delivery man. Effective immediately our new rate will be $19.99 for our Northeast customers, however this now will include a 10:30am delivery guarantee!! This change is to ensure that all of our locally shipped packages arrive as soon as possible to ensure that everything arrives happy! This is extremely beneficial when shipping during the hot summer months and the cold winter months. Also our free shipping min requirement will also increase to $114.99. This again will also include the 10:30am guarantee as well. We feel that the added costs greatly outweighs the ability to now guarantee 10:30am delivery without having to have our local customers subject to our typical $39.99 rate.