Selecting High Priority Shipping may expedite small orders up
to 2 days. This cumulative effect adds up from our packing
process and USPS delivery as explained below.
Every day, we start by packing individual Priority orders first.
Then, we pack all large orders if such exist. Then the remainder of
the time is spent to pack small inividual orders. During busy
days, such as Mondays, some small individual orders may overflow
to be packed on Tuesday.
Thus, during busy days, Priority orders may be delivered to USPS facilities one day earlier.
Most orders are shipped USPS First Class and USPS Priority.
Selecting Priority makes sure your order is shipped USPS Priority.
When subitted to the USPS facility, orders shipped with
USPS First Class average to 2-5 days for delivery, while
orders shipped with USPS Priority average to 1-4 days.
In this context, "day" implies a USPS business day,
excluding holidays but including Saturdays. Average
implies 99.5% of orders shipped (199 out of 200).
Delivery within California is the fastest. USPS Priority
on average takes one day while USPS First Class may take two days.
Delivery to distant states such as MA or NH may average to 3 days
for USPS Priority or 2 days for USPS Priority. Delivery to US
territories or Puerto Rico may take longer.
Thus, shipping USPS Priority, on average expedites the delivery by one day.
Together with the packing process it may add up to two days.
Upon shipment, you will receive delivery confirmation number.
Please check the shipment status at
USPS Tracking Page every day.
On occasion USPS may try to deliver the package when noone is available
to pick it up. In most neighbourhoods with low levels of crime and mail
fraud the packages are left in the mailbox or at the door.
In some places, for various reasons, packages are not left. In such
situations, mailmen usually leave pink notes notifying you to pick
up the package at the USPS office. Occasionally, they forget to leave
such a note however, they still scan the package indicating delivery
Checking the USPS Tracking Page
will allow you to see if the delivery attempt was made. And, if so,
go to your USPS office and get the package.