The shipping was great except that one spike on the candelabra was missing. The spikes are used to keep 3-inch pillar candles from toppling over. I bought the candelabra to create an interesting effect in my fireplace with electric 3-inch pillar candles (a cost savings compared to burning wax candles). To keep the electric candles from tipping over, I drilled holes in the bottoms so the spikes could hold the candles in place. Then I draped black, fireproof fabric over the candles (I cut slits in the fabric so the candles could slip through) which hides the wiring. Everyone loves the beautiful effect it creates when lit. If you don’t count the missing spike, it’s a well-made product.