Yes, they are shipped from CHINA or Korea most of the time. I have ordered several things with no problem but please understand this.....These sites will require a signature. Ship your items to a place where YOU can sign because they will NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES leave the items.
Once I found a lot of these sites, I realized how cheap some of the items can be when you go to the sites. Each website has different shipping costs so please READ....ESPECIALLY ON ETSY
On Etsy some of the items ship from Korea and can take 2-4 weeks, it just depends on the vendor so you must READ UNDER THE SHIPPING TAB to avoid disappointment and you need to know from the start what to EXPECT.
Some of the companies have higher shipping, so I try and use reasoning....
if I am paying say 10.00 for shipping...then I make sure my order is at least 40 dollars OR MORE worth of merchandise. I wont buy 10.00 worth of items then pay 10.00 shipping.