I didn't realize that there is a differences in an Island and a Cart. The cart arrived in one box that weighed 140 lbs. it was all that the UPS driver and I could do to get the package into the house. It would really help if the cart had been sent in 2 or 3 boxes. There were no instruction in the box for assembly. I was able to call Customer Service and talked to a very nice young man (that speakes English) and he e-mailed the direction to me. The directions for assembly were very easy to follow. My husband and I had fun putting the cart together. I love my new Kitchen Cart. The Cart gives me much more counter space to work on.