Shipping Methods

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Josh Chamberlain
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Shipping 

You can check out our shipping options below to estimate your time in transit, insurance coverage, tracking, and delivery confirmation availability.

We'll ship anywhere mail is delivered! Here are some considerations for international shipping.

Note: Transit times do not account for any possible delays in shipping due to weather or customs processing times on International orders. Please contact your carrier of choice directly for more information. 

Shipping Method Preferences

Whiplash attempts to use the selection made in your shopping cart to choose a "Shipping Method" for an order. When it can't match a chosen shipping method to an actual service, we default to shipping via Whiplash Cheapest Rate. To change your default, navigate to "Preferences", click on "Ship Methods" and map "Default" to a particular method.

There, you can also map any shipping method from your shopping cart to a method in Whiplash.  Check Shipping Method Mapping for more information.

Note: We cannot guarantee the availability of any ship method at the time of shipment or that your package is eligible for the method indicated.

Whiplash Cheapest Rate

Whiplash’s Cheapest Rate algorithms ensure the most cost-friendly shipping rate for your orders at the time the label is purchased. The cheapest option is usually an economy service. These services (especially outside of the US) are generally slower and have limited/no tracking visibility or delivery confirmation. Many Cheapest Rate users also block list economy services to get the best of both worlds. Block-listed shipping methods can still be selected manually. 

Note: Blacklist and Whitelist are no longer terms we use. Blacklist is now "Block List" and Whitelist is now "Allow List".

Pick Up Orders

"Whiplash Freight Pick Up" is for Wholesale orders. "Whiplash Pick Up" is for scheduled small parcel pickups by a customer.

 

Shipping Options

 

United States Domestic

UPS Surepost and FedEx Economy Ground are first-mile provider services and do not include insurance after handoff. We cannot assist with loss or damage on these ship methods under any circumstance, since they are not claimable. They also do not offer signature services. Transit time is 2–7 business days on average for both services. 

Asendia, First Class Mail, Media Mail, Parcel Mail, FedEx Ground Economy, UPS Surepost, and UPS Innovations cannot be changed or intercepted after an order has shipped.

USPS Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Media Mail 2–8    
First Class Mail Parcel 2–5    
Priority Mail 1–3
Priority Mail Express 1–2
Parcel Select 2-8    
UPS Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Next Day Air 1
Next Day Air Early A.M. 1
Next Day Air Saver 1
Second Day Air 2
Three-Day Select 3
Ground 1–5  
Standard 1–5  
Mail Innovations 2-5    
UPSSurePost Over 1 lb 2–7      
UPSSurePost Under 1 lb 2–7      
FedEx Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Standard Overnight 1
FedEx Priority Overnight 1
FedEx First Overnight 1
FedEx 2 Day 2
FedEx Express Saver 3
FedEx Ground 1-5  
FedEx Ground Home Delivery 1-5  
Ground Economy 2–7    
SameDay City 1
DHL Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
DHL SM Parcel Expedited 2–5    
DHL SM ParcelGround 3–8    
SM Parcel Expedited Max 2–3  

 

 

DHL eComm        

 

 

US International

Asendia tracking should update within 5-7 business days of shipment, on average. Due to this being a first-mile provider service, days in transit are not guaranteed and the lack of initial tracking can be worrisome to some customers. Please keep this in mind when choosing this method. End tracking is not always available.

UPS Innovations does not have any tracking outside of the US. Tracking will stop at the international hub.

USPS Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Priority Mail Express International 3–5  
Priority Mail International 7–10  
First Class Mail International 7–21      
FedEx Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
International Priority 1 in EU
Non–EU varies
 
International Economy 3–5    
Ground International 2–7  
UPS Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Worldwide Expedited 2–5  
Worldwide Express 1–3  
Worldwide Saver 1 Can, 2 Mex
ROW Varies
 
UPS Innovations 2–8 weeks        
Asendia Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Priority Tracked 14–21  
DHL Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
DHL Express International 2–5  
International Direct 3–10  
International Standard 4–14  
Passport Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In–transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Priority Duties Paid
Passport accounts are set up at the Customer level. Reach out to your Passport rep for information on their service offerings.
Priority Tracked
*Please Note that not all destinations are capable of the same service levels with certain carriers. If you have questions on specific destinations, please check the link provided by clicking on the carrier service you would like to use to see if the carrier offers your required service to the intended destination.

 

UK Domestic

Royal Mail Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
RoyalMail Tracked 24 1    
RoyalMail Tracked 48 2–3    
DPD Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Parcel DPD Next Day 1
DPD Pre 12 Saturday 1
Parcel DPD Two Day 2
DHL Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
DHL Domestic Express 1200 1  
DHL Domestic Express 1  
DHL Express Worldwide NON DOC 1  

 

UK International

Royal Mail Zone Sort shipping methods do not have tracking or insurance, and have long transit times. These methods are not ideal for packages with high value or that require tracking, or a faster delivery time.

Royal Mail Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Tracked And Signed 3–5 in EU
5–7 non-EU
   
International Standard 3–5 in EU
6–7 non-EU
       
International Signed 3–5 in EU
5–7 non-EU
       
International Business Parcels Tracked 3–7 in EU
5–10 non-EU
   
International Business Zone Sort Priority 3–5 in EU
5–7 non-EU
       
Large Letter Zone Sort Priority 3–5 in EU
6–7 non-EU
       
Mixed Zone Priority 3–5 in EU
5–7 non-EU
       
Zero Sort Low Volume Priority 6–7 in EU
6–12 non-EU
       
DPD Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Parcel DPD Classic 1–9  
Air Classic International Air 3–10  
Air Express International Air 3–6  
FedEx Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
International Economy 2–5    
International Priority 1 in EU
Non-EU varies
 
DHL Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
DHL Express Worldwide End of Next Possible Day  
DHL Express Economy Select 2–5  
DHL Express Wordwide NON DOC End of Next Possible Day  
DHL Express 1200 End of Next Possible Day  
DHL Express Easy NON DOC End of Next Possible Day  
*Please Note that not all destinations are capable of the same service levels with certain carriers. If you have questions on specific destinations, please check the link provided by clicking on the carrier service you would like to use to see if the carrier offers your required service to the intended destination.

 

Canada Domestic

Canada Post Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Priority 1
Xpresspost 1–2
ExpeditedParcel 1–7
Regular Parcel 2–9  
FedEx Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Standard Overnight 1  

Canada International

Canada Post Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
Priority 1 USA
2–3 ROW
Xpresspost 2–3 USA
4–7 – ROW
International Parcel 6–10 air
20–60 surface
5–8 USA        
6–12 ROW        
4–5 USA  
6–10 ROW  
FedEx Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
International First 1–3  
International Priority 1–3  
International Economy 2–5  
DHL Delivery window
(business days)
Delivery
confirmation
In-transit
tracking
Insurable Guaranteed delivery window
DHL Express Worldwide NON DOC 2–5  
*Please Note that not all destinations are capable of the same service levels with certain carriers. If you have questions on specific destinations, please check the link provided by clicking on the carrier service you would like to use to see if the carrier offers your required service to the intended destination.

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