Shipping was fast and extremely convenient (next day) as I didn't feel like going to the store for that. And signing up to HP ink program is not worth it for me. As I can go months and months without printing but when I do, I print more than 50, so weighing the pros and cons of the program, buying the cartridge was a better option for me. But ink itself, I can't really give a review on the quality, since I've only ever used HP printers so for my use, it works just fine. Also, I do not many print pictures (the ones I did print were not great just ok), if you're thinking of getting this for pictures don't expect amazing.