So, I'm trying out a new mosaic tile vendor this week. I put in an order for 12 pounds of tiles from a company called Hakatai. The price of the tiles is very reasonable, so I am willing to wait a week for the ground shipment via UPS. Just for giggles, I looked up the shipment tracking information on the UPS site today. I was amazed at all of the stops these tiles have taken since they left the vendor in Oregon on Monday, 7 July. So far these tiles have stopped in 13 different cities. I couldn't even put all of the cities into Google Maps since they limit you to 10 stops on a single route.
I received the shipment one week after I placed the order. The tiles were packaged in 1 pound plastic bags and the bags were placed in a large box with lots of packing peanuts.