Can you explain each shipping method?
29 Jan 2007 12:30 AM
Sure! Our pleasure!
Our domestic shipping methods are:
USPS Media Mail (5-15 days) - good method for budget buyers; it can take roughly 15 days max to the west coast (like California), but in general, it usually takes 10 days. To destinations closer to our warehouse (in Maryland), it takes from 4-7 days on average. Also, for saving money to FPO/APO, PO Boxes, this is the obvious choice. (Military APO/FPO may take awhile tho!)
UPS Ground - in general, this is the most convenient method. Products take from 2-5 business days max to reach you. Needs a street address. (No PO Boxes or APO/FPO, etc.)
UPS Next Day / 2-Day / 3 Day - as the name suggest, these give time-definite delivery dates. In general, if you need a product urgently, and you are closer to the west coast, you should use one of these. If you are not in a time rush, UPS ground is a very safe bet for you. If you absolutely need it ASAP, UPS Next Day is the reigning king of choices.
USPS Priority Mail (3-4 days) - this is an extremely good option when you are buying items which do not weigh much, and you want it relatively fast. Particularly if you are farther from Maryland, (say TX, CA, CO, NM) and so on, or if you prefer USPS delivery to UPS, for whatever reason, and your parcel doesn't weigh much, we recommend Priority Mail. Its fast, and with low weights, it is cheaper than UPS Ground. Also, if you are military (APO, FPO) or have a PO Box, this is a very good choice.