We are pretty much able to keep up with shipping now that cold weather is over. We typically ship on Saturday to arrive on Monday or Tuesday , Monday to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday, and Tuesday to arrive on Thursday or Friday. Shipping is by USPS Priority Mail because that is the most economical way to have plants reach their destination in 1-3 days. Ground shipping by other carriers is about the same price, but the transit time is significantly longer and plants may spend a long time in a truck that is excessively cold or hot. When your plants ship, you will receive an e-mail with a “completed” notice and a separate notice from Stamps.com with your tracking number. All packages are tracked. The message with the tracking number may take up to 24 hours to reach you and it may, occasionally, go to your junk mail. Our shipping system is not perfect, but it works well. on the whole.