Express Mail Policy

Express Mail Policy and Information
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Learn all about Express Mail and see if it is the right shipping method for your order.

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Express Mail Policy and Information

Express Mail Shipping - An Explanation

Express Mail shipping is the fastest service available. It is also the most reasonably priced high-speed shipping service available. Express Mail is available to anyone in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and can be delivered to any home, business or P.O. Box.

When Is Express Mail Considered Overnight Delivery?

Express Mail and other express delivery methods (such as Fed-Ex, UPS Overnight, DHL Express, etc.) can deliver your package especially quickly if you are familiar with their schedule. An especially important factor to be aware of is the cut-off time. The cut-off marks the end of the period at which packages will arrive the next day.

Our cut-off time for Express Mail is 3PM Eastern Standard Time. This means that orders placed before 3:00 PM EST will be packaged and waiting for a truck that arrives at 4:00 PM. Most of these packages will reach their destination before 5:00 PM (local time) the next day. Some of the packages will even be delivered before noon the next day. Read the following for some exceptions.

Some warnings:
  • Orders placed after 3:00 PM EST won't be finished in time to make it on the truck. These packages will remain in our warehouse until the following day at 4:00 PM. Unfortunately this means that these packages can take as long as 48 hours to reach urban destinations and 72 hours to reach rural ones.
  • Rural locations will get their packages quickly using Express Mail. Unfortunately this may not be overnight. Express Mail will deliver these packages in the fastest manner possible, usually in two days.
  • The Express Mail truck comes every weekday. We do not ship packages on weekends. Express orders placed after 3 PM EST on Friday will be shipped on Monday and will arrive Tuesday.
  • Express Mail orders placed between Thursday at 3 PM and Friday at 3 PM do not always arrive on Saturday morning. Many postal service stations work an abbreviated shift on Saturdays. These areas deliver these Express Mail packages on Monday.