What is Estimated Delivery Date?

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An Estimated Delivery date is the carrier's best estimate of when a shipment will arrive at its destination. USPS delivery date estimates can also be calculated on the USPS Service Commitments site.

NOTE: USPS does not guarantee delivery by the Estimated Delivery date for any service other than Priority Mail Express.

In ShippingEasy, Estimated Delivery dates are displayed for domestic USPS shipments that use these services:

  • Priority Mail
  • First Class
  • Parcel Select
  • Media Mail

Our calculation of Estimated Delivery date assumes that you hand the shipment to your carrier before the end of the business day. ShippingEasy does not calculate Estimated Delivery dates for USPS Priority Mail Express.

The Estimated Delivery date is displayed on the READY TO SHIP screen to the right of the Ship date:

The Estimated Delivery date is also displayed in the list of USPS services on the READY TO SHIP Page:

And in the Browse Rates modal window:

Estimated Delivery dates are not displayed for a batch shipments on the READY TO SHIP page because each shipment within the batch has a distinct destination and Estimated Delivery date.

On the ORDERS page, there is an optional Estimated Delivery date column:

NOTE: the Estimated Delivery date displayed on the ORDERS page is calculated when the rate quote for the order is calculated and the calculation assumes the current date as the shipment date. So if ShippingEasy reads an order from your store on a Monday and a shipping rule assigns a USPS domestic service, the Estimated Delivery calculation assumes the shipment will occur on Monday.

To refresh the Estimated Delivery calculation that is shown on the ORDERS page, switch to a different Saved Selection. The Estimated Delivery date will be recalculated.

Related articles:

What do the delivery expectations listed on my label mean?
When selecting a USPS service for a shipment, what do the different delivery confirmations mean?
What is a Saved Selection?


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