How Long Does Standard Shipping Take?

Standard shipping with the United States Postal Service takes between two and eight business days, as of 2014. FedEx and UPS Ground service take between one and five days.

When one purchases an item from a vendor, standard shipping times may vary based on the service used and the time needed for order processing. For example, most sellers on mail orders within two business days, and standard domestic shipping is quoted as taking between four and 14 days. Standard international shipping on takes between three and six weeks. Although packages sent by standard shipping may be received in as few as one or two days, delivery is not guaranteed in that time frame. If the package must arrive within one or two days, customers should choose an expedited shipping option.