The pad arrive in a reasonable sized box by UPS, which was easily moved to an upsatirsbedroom and oened. Easy to follow instructions said to un roll it on the bed (the harderst pat0 and let it inflate. I was full inflated in two hours. My jersey sheets easily stretched around and since tne slep can best be described as bliss.Smell rapidly disappated. The bed is a bit higher, but not enough to bother. If I move the mattress rapidly adjusts to the new position. Total cost with shipping was about $$$. A major bargain for the comg=fort that result!!! I van not see how anyone can go wrong re this purchase. I like to say it changed y life. Liierally!!!!