Media Mail is the least expensive shipping option and the USPS now includes tracking with media mail, so at least if your product goes missing, it can often be located.
However, there are some things to consider when choosing Media Mail:
- Media Mail from our fulfillment center does not include insurance against damage or loss. Without insurance, we cannot replace your items if they are damaged in shipment or lost altogether.
- Additionally, USPS is less focused on timely delivery for Media Mail. Delivery might take longer than you expect; the package might arrive in a few days - or in 6 weeks, delaying your plans for using the materials. Since 2020, customers reported delays in all forms of shipping. Media Mail faces most extended delays because the USPS demotes priority of Media Mail delivery.
- Media Mail does not allow for interception; this service can save some money (compared to the cost of returning the item) if you change your mind after your order has shipped.
All shippers (FedEx, UPS, USPS) report longer-than-usual delivery times due to the increase in online shopping. All shippers provide tracking numbers, which are included in the shipping notice you receive from our fulfillment center, Ware-Pak. Use this tracking number to find out when you can expect delivery.