We want to reiterate again that the shipping time is based on actual transit time once an order has shippped, but does not include order processing time. For example, if you choose Next Day Air shipping, it does not necessarily mean you will get your order the next day. It will arrive next day once it has been shipped. If you need something by a specific date, please contact us prior to ordering so we can confirm when your order can ship.
Carbon Fiber Gear reserves the right to use an equivalent shipping method.
If you opt for the flat-rate service, your order will be shipped the most cost effective way. Normally that will be through a USPS or UPS service. Your order will still be trackable, and your tracking number will be e-mailed once shipped.
United States Postal Service (USPS)
What We Like About USPS
We chose to use USPS because orders typically cost less to ship, which saves you some money, they deliver on Saturday, and domestic transit time in most cases is within 2-3 business days. It also gives us the ability to ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO and states like Alaska and Hawaii at a reasonable price. The tracking has even gotten a lot better, much closer to something like UPS. For a better understanding of the shipping methods, please read below in the shipping method explanation.
USPS Priority Mail is estimated 2-3 business days anywhere within the US. This is only applicable for actual transit time, and does not factor in order processing time. Occasionally during high volume times like the holidays we've seen longer delays.
Priority Mail Express
USPS Priority Mail Express is an overnight service to most US locations, but is sometimes 48 hours depending on your zip code or during high-volume holiday times. This is only applicable for actual transit time, and does not factor in order processing time. Please contact us if you want to be sure when your shipment can ship out. For an accurate estimate, see the USPS website.
What We Like About UPS
A lot of people feel more comfortable with UPS, and that's ok. UPS deals with exact delivery timeframes, unless there are delays, we should know exactly when a package will arrive. Here's a list of the UPS shipping methods we offer when checking out:
This is the standard ground method that generally takes 1-6 business days to arrive.
UPS Three Day Select
Guaranteed to arrive by the end of the third business day once the item has been shipped.
UPS 2nd Day Air
Guaranteed to arrive by the end of the second business day once the item has been shipped.
UPS Next Day Air Saver
The least expensive UPS next day option. Next business day delivery by 3:00 or 4:30 p.m. for a commercial address where UPS Next Day Air delivery is committed by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 noon, respectively. Guaranteed by end of next business day for a residential address. If you need something next day, please be sure to check with us to verify when we can actually ship it out.
UPS Next Day Air
Next business day delivery by 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination. If you need something next day, please be sure to check with us to verify when we can actually ship it out.