ok so i ordered this rug on a thursday afternoon and it came by the next tuesday. so that was pretty quick shipping. the problem with this rug is it is much brighter than you would expect from the pictures. i have other rugs in my house that have similar colors... ivory, burgandys, greens. so i bought the ivory one thinking they would match well. however, the ivory is pretty much yellow. i mean its EXTREMELY bright. its not an ugly rug. its actually a very nice rug. it just looks extremely different than the colors i was expecting. i guess that happens when you order online. i can say it did flatten out pretty quickly. and it doesnt smell bad.