How long is the shipping transient time

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Lower 48 states and Alaska

For the $6.75 lower 48 states and Alaska shipping fee, we ship most items via USPS Parcel Select, USPS Priority Mail, and USPS First Class.  Baby books ship USPS Media Mail, and very heavy items may ship UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Select.


Both USPS Priority, First Class, and Parcel Select mail delivery times are usually 2-8 business days in the lower 48 states (but quoting the Post Office, "The expected delivery date does not come with a money-back guarantee.").  It is not typical, but we see the post office take 14 days on about one of 100 packages.


UPS can be 2-6 business days depending on how far from Washington State the item is shipped.


Neither service guarantees their delivery time.  Thus, we can't guarantee USPS shipping time, or UPS Ground shipping time.  We can only say how long is typical.


When your package ships, we will send a tracking number and link.  Most of our packages ship via the Post Office, and the publish this Expected Delivery Day.  Do not take this day seriously.  Once published, the Post Office will never update this day even if they have weather delay, mechanical delay, earthquakes or monsoons.


Don't believe the Expected Delivery Day Don't believe the Expected Delivery Day


 FAQ: My USPS shipping package is past due - can you tell me why?


While these are the typical times, both carriers can take longer and the exact shipping time is out of our control unless you request and pay for UPS 2 or 3 day shipping, or UPS overnight.


On occasion, it may appear that we are sitting on a package.  The tracking number reports to only have "Pre-Shipment Information" about a package.  Mail does not have to be scanned to move through the postal system - and occasionally isn't.

The Post Office does not always scan packages on pick-up The Post Office does not always scan packages on pick-up

So sometimes tracking information simply shows nothing until the package is almost to the destination.  We don't sit on packages - and we can't due to space constraints.


Guam - Puerto Rico - Other US Territories

We ship to Guam, Puerto Rico and pretty much all other US territories through the Post Office.  We can't really predict shipping times at all.  Sometimes it is a week, sometimes it is three.


International Shipping

International USPS shipping times can be - and occasionally are - considerably longer.

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