Don’t Overpay for Shipping
by Ricky Cheap Van Veen
I learned this as a kid shipping packages from my dad’s lock shop. Passing it along because I still see people pay for overnight and two day shipping when they don’t need to.
Here’s a map of UPS Ground delivery times for packages sent from New York City. Any delivery destination in yellow will get there overnight by simply getting the basic ground service. Anything in orange will be a 2 day delivery, again while still just paying for basic ground shipping.
Before you pay for expedited shipping, just check their ground map system to see if it’s necessary.
This is super helpful yet boring knowledge that I learned while working at BustedTees. Everyone should memorize this map (should I be embarrassed that I have it memorized?) not just for the money issues, but for the small amount of comfort you will feel knowing your package will arrive in time.