How long does it take to receive my order? That is a question a lot of our customer ask. We produce most name tag orders in 48 hours after the artwork is approved. The time of delivery is up to you and the level of service you choose. The faster the delivery – the more expensive it becomes.
Shipping can be a simple or complex matter. We will try to explain the available shipping methods and times for delivery.
U.S. Postal Service has been around the longest. The USPS offers a variety of methods for the shipping of name tags. Standard first class mail is a reliable inexpensive method to have your name tags shipped. This usually cost less than $5 and provides 1 to 7 day service in the Continental US. The downside to this shipping method is that you are unable to track the package’s location or know the exact delivery time. The USPS also offers Express Mail – a glorified first class letter – with extra charges – no guarantee of specific delivery dates. Express mail is their 1-2 day delivery service. This method is very reliable and offers the ability to track your package and you have a guaranteed delivery date.
United Parcel Service offers a wide level of delivery service to fit most needs and budget. The nice thing about UPS is that every name tag order we ship has a unique tracking number associated with it. You have access to online tracking 24/7 so you can follo.w the shipping progress of your name badge order. The following describes each level of service.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL SHIPPING COMPANIES HAVE LIMITED GUARANTEES ON THEIR SHIPPING TIMES. IN OTHER WORDS YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE 99% OF THE TIME ON THE DAY SCHEDULED, HOWEVER NO SHIPPING COMPANY OFFERS A 100% ON TIME DELIVERY SERVICE.
- Next Day Air – Early A.M. – Packages are guaranteed to be delivered by 10:30 the day after your name tag order is shipped. Early A.M. delivery is the most expensive method of next day delivery service that UPS offers. This level of service is not available to all areas. Please give us a call or go to UPS.com to check availability.
- Next Day Air – Standard Overnight – Packages are guaranteed to be delivered the next day, usually by 12:00, but that time is not guaranteed. Your name tag package is guaranteed to be delivered by 4:30 P.M. Standard overnight shipping is available in most areas.
- Next Day Air Saver – This is a discounted level of Next Day Service. Your package is delivered the next day but usually late in the day. So if you need your name tags anytime during the next day, this is most cost effective way to have your name tags shipped. It is still expensive, but the cheapest of the Next Day Services.
- Blue Label – Early A.M. – This level of service guarantees your package will be delivered in 2 days – by 10:30 A.M. on the second day. This service is available in restricted areas so please call for availability.
- Blue Label – Standard 2 Day Service – Blue label guarantees that your order of name tags will be delivered in two business days, some time during the day. There are no time guarantees.
- 3 Day Select – 3 Day Service – This type service guarantees that your order will arrive in 3 business days. There are no time standard time for delivery. 3 Day Select is the most cost effective method of shipping packages by air.
- Ground Shipping – UPS has standard delivery times for packages but they are not guaranteed. The shipping times they list are correct about 95% of the time. Ground shipping is the least costly of all shipping methods.
Federal Express is an alternative to UPS for shipping your badge order. Listed below are the levels of service they offer.
- FedEx First Overnight – Delivery by 8:30 A.M. the next business day. This type service is not available in all areas.
- FedEx Priority Overnight – Delivery by 10:30 A.M. the next business day.
- FedEx Standard Overnight – Delivery by 3:30 P.M. the next business day.
- FedEx 2 Day – Delivery by 4:30 in two business days.
- FedEx Express Saver – Delivery by 4:30 in three business days.
- FedEx Ground – This is the most cost effective way to have your package delivered. Times range from 1-5 days depending upon the destination.