I find the sides a bit high and steep for my liking, as far as lathering goes. I use it to hold soap samples in under my sink (it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing bowl for displaying either), and will occasionally also use it for soaking a couple razors in soapy water. Decent enough bowl for $12.
Those ridges at the bottom are no joke, either. This thing makes great lather.
Regarding shipping... A quick Google search doesn't appear to have anybody with free shipping. WCS seems to be around 5/6 bucks. Maggard's is around 4 bucks. Of course, this is going to vary based on where you're shipping it to.
Oops, One addition... Maggard's with 122 in stock, FYI. Lol