They arrived well packed, easy to get out of the box with no assembly needed, lightweight and easy to move around. Recommend the " gripper " type chair pads for added protection. These chairs are NOT for heavyweights ... keep it under 200 lbs for sure ..... attractive at the dining table or as side chairs. My dining area is part of my living room and these work very well in the setting. I will enjoy them as they are comfortable, and I spend a lot of time sitting at this table. They look more expensive than they are.