I placed my order on a Monday and they arrived at my doorstep by Wednesday! I ordered the black satin single twist and basket twist hollow iron balusters. I also ordered shoes for the bottom only! The product came in two separate boxes, individually wrapped and secured! My wood balusters were easy to take down; however, they were definitely not even in length. So the most difficult part of the job was properly measuring and fitting the iron balusters. My husband and I completed the job in two days and it turned out beautifully!