Ask the seller to ship the item with tracking information – tracking allows you to monitor the package as it is in transit and ultimately verify the shipment from the seller. We also recommend keeping records of your correspondence with sellers, and that payment is sent using PayPal or Escrow.  Both companies work with dispute resolution.  In addition, consider paying for insurance.  Insurance will ensure that any damage caused during shipment is covered. We do not manage any transactions at Yesterday’s Bride.  Transactions are strictly between buyer and seller.