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.
- USPS de-prioritizes delivery of Media Mail. Your package might arrive in a few days - or in 6 weeks (or longer!), delaying your plans for using the materials. Since 2020, customers reported delays in all forms of shipping; Media Mail has the lowest priority.
- 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.
Since 2020, 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.