|Using this Guide
Time in Transit maps are for stock items that ship from our warehouse in Weaverville, NC 28787 (just outside Asheville). They can help to provide the best value for shipping, and help to avoid unnecessary and costly selections.
Ways to Save
Time versus Cost
There are many cases where the Ground transit may be the same, or even faster than some expedited services.
For example, an order placed that is 1 day away by Ground has the same transit time as regular Next Day Air or Overnight shipment.
A 2 Lb. package, with a 1 day Ground transit time is in the $11 range. Overnight is in the $45 range with the same transit time and package weight. Selecting Ground would result in a $34 savings. Priority Mail has a 2 to 3 day transit time. It is often the best value for packages weighing up to 4 Lbs.
Ground transit times are very reliable. Although rare, delayed packages with ground occur more often than with expedited methods. Next Day Air and Overnight are better options for added assurance. It is also important to note that 2 and 3 day expedited options may actually slow down time in transit to destinations with a 1 day Ground transit time. We make every effort to alert customers of potential savings when we see a more cost-effective selection can be made.
Compare Time in Transit Maps
USPS, UPS and FedEx have some different ground times in transit depending on destination with a minimal price difference in many cases. It is possible one might have an advantage over the other with time. The maps below have detailed information. On the checkout page there is a feature to see the maps only for easier comparison.
We can bill shipping to your UPS or FedEx account if you have one, We will need your account number, and billing ZIP code. Please proceed with your order, and select your desired shipping method. We will refund the shipping cost back to you within 1 business day, and email you a receipt. Sorry, no COD's.
|USPS - Detailed Information
This map shows transit times for U.S.P.S. Priority mail.
First Class Mail for packages weighing up to 14 Onces average three to five business days in transit.
Transit times do not include weekends or postal holidays. For example, if we ship your order on Friday to Los Angeles, CA (two business days), you should get it on Tuesday.
|UPS - Detailed Information
This map is provided by UPS. It gives shipping days from our warehouse in Weaverville, NC 28787 ( near Asheville, NC).
Weekends are not counted in transit times. For example, if a Next Day Air or 1 day Ground transit order ships on a Friday, its scheduled delivery will be the following Monday. If a 2nd Day Air or 2 day Ground transit order ships on a Friday, its scheduled delivery will be the following Tuesday.
Time in Transit Stock items normally ship same day for orders placed before 3:00 PM Eastern. We do not guarantee actual transit times once packages are picked up by UPS, because they are beyond our control. Our customer service representatives will help if there is a problem.
Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air is available to all locations on this map, but Early A.M. Service is only available to commercial addresses. UPS does not deliver Early A.M. to residential addresses. Please check with UPS to find out if A.M. service is available to your address.
FedEx - Detailed Information
This map is provided by FedEx. It gives shipping days from our warehouse in Weaverville, NC 28787 ( near Asheville, NC).
FedEx Ground does not include weekends in transit times, but Saturday delivery is automatic for residential addresses. Commercial delivery runs Monday through Friday.
Questions About Shipping?
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