A common misconception is that Priority Shipping means an order will be processed and shipped out faster. While we wish we could somehow uphold this, the truth is we separate orders into batches for different departments of our fulfillment team and do our absolute best to process orders in chronological order (the order that they came in).
We receive a lot of orders on a regular day but during our launches, we receive thousands of orders by the minute. Due to the large volume of orders we receive, this process allows optimal distribution efficiency.
That being said, choosing Priority or Express shipping doesn't mean your order takes priority over other orders or that it is more important than other orders that were placed before it.
How does Priority Shipping work?
Priority Shipping is reserved for domestic (US) packages that are 1 lb in weight and over. Domestic packages that are under 1 lb can be shipped with either First Class Package or Priority Shipping, however, this doesn't have much impact on when the package will be delivered.
Per the USPS website:
Priority Mail® provides the customer with an option of sending mail based on weight and dimension or via Flat Rate envelopes or boxes in a fast and affordable way. In most instances, delivery is made within 1, 2 or 3 days.
First-Class Mail® service is the least expensive, most immediate option for mailing postcards, letters, large envelopes (flats), and parcels. Estimated delivery time is one (1) to five (5) days for First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service, and begins on the date postmarked. In some instances, such as a short distance between the sender's and recipient's ZIP Codes™, delivery can possibly occur in one day.
Both shipping methods can take between 1 to 5 business days and typically deliver packages within 2 to 3 business days.
Either way, the shipping starts when your package is picked up by the postal courier.
For example, 2-day shipping means that, if everything goes right, you should receive your order within 2 business days after it is picked up by the postal courier. Not 2 days after you place the order.
When your order is processed, you will automatically receive an email confirmation that will have your tracking number and will allow you to track your package updates.
We hope this provided some insight into how package fulfillment and shipping works. Please contact us if you have more questions.