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How long does mail take to get from state to state?

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Delivery of mail from one state to another typically takes two to seven business days. Common factors influencing delivery are shipment method and the distance between states.

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How long does mail take to get from state to state?
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When a piece of mail is collected for delivery, it is taken to a mail processing plant for postmarking, scanning and sorting. The mail is then taken to the airport to fly to the designated state based on the mail's ZIP code. If the two states are far from each other, such as Georgia and Washington, then the delivery may take more time. The United States Postal Service is responsible for the sorting and delivery of over 700 million pieces of mail each delivery day.

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