Choose Your Shipping Method Informative - Is Faster Shipping Really Faster?
This came up on a review recently and I’m curious how many would back this observation. Whenever I order something online, or even over the phone, there usually is 2 to 4 shipping methods available. Basic ground is cheapest and listed as 7-10 days. There usually follows a couple priority options increasing in price and then an overnight which is extremely expensive. I always use the basic ground because I regularly receive the package within 4 days or less. I last ordered office supplies and it showed up less than 24 hours later.
I know of several instances where businesses hope customers take a priority shipping choice because they have added profit to the shipping, but have also seen others just offer the options at actual cost for customer convenience.
My opinion is that the basic shipping seems as fast as any and the most reasonable. I’m curious if anybody has otherwise seen real differences when upgrading. I wouldn't count overnight because it is so specific.