That All Depends!
Your order will usually have a shipping label prepared the same day that it is placed, on non-holiday weekdays. Once the shipping label is prepared, your physical shipment will almost always be picked and packed, will be shipped from our Chicago warehouse / and will be en route with the shipping carrier within 1 business day.^
- USPS shipments are typically shipped same day on weekdays, if placed by credit card or Bitcoin, up until 3PM Central Time.
- UPS shipments are typically shipped same day on weekdays, if placed by credit card, COD, or Bitcoin, up until 5PM Central Time.
All delivery time estimates below are counted on the basis of business days (M-F), not on the basis of calendar days.
A shipping confirmation email containing your tracking information will be forwarded to you after your order has been scanned in by our carriers. Your order will already have been prepared and given to the carrier earlier; however, in order to avoid confusion, we may wait to send out the tracking email to you until tracking updates become viewable at the tracking link. IMPORTANT
: UPS does not ordinarily deliver on Saturday - only USPS makes regular Saturday deliveries for standard shipments. We strongly recommend ordering USPS Priority Mail Express as the most cost effective means of ordering on Thursday evening or Friday morning and having a good chance of receiving your shipment on Saturday. Nevertheless, we typically strive to include the additional Saturday delivery service option for UPS Next Day Air orders placed for shipment on Friday where possible. We charge $12 additional cost for ALL UPS Next Day Air shipments placed on Friday to partially offset this expense. (Please note: We do not offer Saturday delivery service as an option for any UPS service type besides UPS Next Day Air orders, and we are only able to attempt the Saturday delivery upgrade for UPS Next Day Air orders that were originally received after Thursday shipping hours and in time for our standard shipping hours on Friday.)
Saturday delivery service by UPS is attempted only on a best-effort (not guaranteed) basis. Please note that UPS guarantees a specific delivery date for ordinary UPS Air shipments delivered during the workweek, but UPS does NOT guarantee Saturday delivery dates; not all addresses are eligible for the UPS Saturday delivery upgrade, and UPS will not provide a refund if they miss a requested Saturday delivery. If you would like to verify that you will receive your shipment on a Saturday via UPS Next Day Air, or want to guarantee delivery time for another specific day or event, would like to split your order, or would like to request special shipping arrangements, please contact us by phone prior to placing your order, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
^Please note that USPS tracking is often lagged by up to 24-36 hours, and USPS in Chicago is known to frequently skip / miss package tracking scans. Thus your USPS.com tracking number may not show the progress of your Priority Mail shipment for up to 2 business days after your order has physically been packaged and handed to USPS (or even longer for 1st Class / international shipments). Lack of an outbound package scan will typically not delay your estimated delivery window. If up to date tracking and on time delivery are crucial, we strongly recommend using UPS instead of USPS.