15–20 years ago I would say that a regular stamped envelope would take about 3 days from California to most areas of Texas.
These days the USPS has changed and become more unreliable.
It might reach Dallas in 3 days, but it might also take 4 or more…and all bets are off if there is any extreme weather along the route.
How long does shipping from New York to California take?
In contrast, sending packages from California to New York may take the full three days. Likewise, USPS First-Class Mail takes anywhere from three to seven days before arriving at the destination.
How long does it take to ship USPS ground?
While the USPS website states delivery times of 2-8 business days, in our experience it can take noticeably longer. In my opinion, you should avoid Standard Post altogether. I’d much rather use UPS or FedEx Ground delivery which guarantees delivery within 5 days.
How long does it take to ship a package from Florida to California?
Standard shipping is one of the least expensive methods of mailing packages and going to California may take up to 7–10 business days. You may be able to cut that timeline down with priority mail (3–5 days) or Express Mail (1–2) business days to California.
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