Posted by Administrator on 6/17/2015 to General
When checking out, you can choose between several different shipping options.
Here are the different options explained.
USPS First Class Mail
Regular mail service. Most economical option and usually takes about 3 days to most destinations. LA and NYC can take a day longer due to the sheer amount of mail coming into the sorting facilities. Trackable but to a limit.
This is usually a pretty reliable service, but once in a while a package goes on a detour around the country and it will therefore get delayed.
USPS Priority Mail
Regular mail service that is a bit faster. Priority mail usually takes about 2 days. Trackable.
When it's really busy, like around Christmas, it can take a day longer plus LA and NYC can take a day longer due to sheer amount of incoming mail. Pretty quick and reliable option.
FedEx Smart Post
This is a mix between FedEx and USPS. FedEx takes care of the long distance transport of the package and USPS takes care of the last leg, from the postoffice to your mail box. You can ship to PO Boxes with this option. Trackable.
As FedEx hands the package over to USPS it takes a bit longer than other shipping options, I would expect about 7-10 days.
Reliable and trackable option with insurance. UPS is the safest way to ship if you want someone to be reliable for the package getting lost, this is the option to choose.
Does not ship to PO Boxes. Shipping time 3-5 days depending on destination.
1-2 day service, depending on the workload of the USPS.
It's usually overnight but when they are very busy, like around Christmas it's a 2 days service.
Guaranteed, insured and trackable.
UPS 2nd day Air
Guaranteed 2 day service with UPS. Trackable and insured. The option to choose if you need your order fast and guaranteed.
UPS Next Day Air Saver
Overnight service, guaranteed, insured and trackable.
The fastest shipping option available.
USPS First Class International
Usually takes 7-10 days to most destinations.
Trackable to a certain extent. We cannot see when the package is stuck in customs which can happen for up to 2 months. Usually a very convenient and affordable choice, but once in a while the receiving country is not so efficient, or the package (usually for larger orders) is picked out in customs where it will sit for a while depending on the process times in the particular country.
Not insured so please take this into consideration when picking this shipping option.
USPS Express International
A fast and guaranteed shipping option which is also insured. Trackable. It can vary from country to country how fast this option is but usually less than a week.
UPS World Wide Express
Fast, reliable, trackable, guaranteed and insured. Usually takes about 3-4 days to arrive.