Understanding Shipping Options - Axomo

In this article, we’ll be reviewing all of the shipping options you’ll find in your store. There are a lot of options, and not all of them have very intuitive names.

We’ll be defining each of them in this article so you can make better-informed decisions about which shipping options to include in your store, and so you know which to use yourself. We’ll go over things like shipping time, suggested size/weight, and suggested usage-scenarios.

For additional information on precise prices and timetables, follow the links in the names of each service below.



UPS Ground

  • Cost-effective shipping with guaranteed delivery dates
  • One- to five- day shipping time
  • Economical choice for routine shipments

UPS Next Day Air

  • Guaranteed next-day service
  • Ideal service for shipments that must arrive the next business day
  • Time-definite service—or your money back (from UPS)
  • UPS Next Day Air serves more ZIP codes and more businesses by both 10:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. than FedEx Priority Overnight

UPS 2nd Day Air

  • Guaranteed second-day delivery
  • Economical option for shipments that do not need overnight service
  • Guaranteed delivery to every address throughout the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico

UPS 3 Day Select

  • Guaranteed delivery within three business days
  • Day-definite option for less time-sensitive shipments
  • Available for packages within the contiguous 48 United States



US Priority Mail

  • Economic 1-3 Day delivery
  • Delivery in 1-3 days (depending on distance)
  • Flat rate based on the size of the package rather than the weight
  • Includes USPS Tracking and insurance on most shipments.

US Mail First-Class

  • 1-3 Business Days
  • Affordable way to send envelopes and lightweight packages (3.5 Ozs. or less)

US Priority Mail Express

  • Overnight Delivery Guarantee
  • USPS’s fastest domestic service, with limited exceptions, available 365 days a year
  • Same benefits as US Priority Mail (insurance, tracking, etc.)


UPS Standard to Canada/Mexico

  • An ideal choice when speed needs to be balanced with economy
  • Day-specific delivery estimates let you plan delivery dates
  • Convenient door-to-door service

UPS Worldwide Express

  • Send packages to over 135 countries and territories and receive packages from over 185 countries and territories
  • Guaranteed, time-definite service or your money back (from UPS)
  • In-house customs clearance provided
  • Up to three delivery attempts made

UPS Worldwide Express Plus

  • Guaranteed, time-definite delivery or your money back (from UPS)
  • Send packages to more than 55 countries and territories and receive packages from more than 190 countries and territories
  • Door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance
  • Up to three delivery attempts

UPS Worldwide Expedited

  • Customs-cleared, day-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories in two to five business days
  • Good way to balance speed with cost when deadlines are more flexible
  • Up to three delivery attempts, package tracking, & notification services
  • Door-to-door service with in-house Customs clearance

UPS (Worldwide) Saver

  • International express shipments with guaranteed end of day delivery
  • Next business day delivery by the end of day to Canada
  • Second business day delivery by end of day to Mexico and major metropolitan areas worldwide
  • Day-definite delivery by the end of the business day to other locations worldwide, depending on destination
  • Door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance
  • Up to three delivery attempts