Samples are no-charge -- just provide a UPS or FedEx and your desired transit method. We ship from 77092 (Houston, Texas). Last sample orders are taken at 2pm daily; if we receive yours after 2pm, your samples will ship the next business day. You will be sent an order confirmation and the UPS or FedEx system will email you the tracking numbers once they are picked up. (Please check your junk folder). You can specify color preferences, but samples are from over-runs and are random imprint. (not blank). If we do not have the desired color, we will often send a like item in that color, along with your specified sample. We will include a blind swatch set in your sample order.