Many of our customers meet the threshold for our free shipping option with their orders. Additionally, it is the least expensive option for those paying their shipping charges. By default, all orders are shipped via our economy shipping option. There are a variety of reasons why we do this, but most importantly is cost control. To clarify the process, here is everything you need to know about our economy shipping option.
How is it Shipped?
When we ship your order via the economy option, we use FedEx SmartPost to keep costs in check. How it works is this: FedEx picks up your shipment from our warehouse. They move it along their supply chain like any other package. However, once it is at the closest hub to final delivery, the package is transferred to USPS. At that point, the post office will make the delivery to your doorstep with regular mail delivery. This is why it is less expensive; the mail person is already going to your door daily, so the delivery is just an additional item to drop off.
Our economy shipping option will take 5-14 business days to arrive, including “handling” time. The time will vary based on your geographic location in relation to Minnesota. Additionally, customers that are close to major cities will usually receive their shipments the fastest. You will be provided with a tracking number via email to see the progress of your package as it makes its way to you.
Does Choosing the Economy Shipping Option Increase Handling Time?
No! We treat the handling process of each order the same regardless of shipping method. Most orders are packaged and shipped on the same day they are ordered. Otherwise, they are shipped the next business day. The only variation when choosing our economy option instead of ground shipping is the transit time it takes to get from point A to point B.
Should I Choose Ground Shipping Instead?
It all depends on your wedding date. If you won’t need your wedding sparklers for three weeks or more, the economy shipping option will work just fine. It will also save you money! However, if your wedding date is within 14 business days, then upgrading your shipping is a wise idea. By referencing the shipping time estimates on our shipping information page, you can see the time frames and make an informed decision.