If you sell products online as your home-based business – whether on eBay or otherwise – one question you’ll often get is ‘when will my order arrive?’ This is particularly true when you are coming up on a gift-giving event such as this Sunday’s Father’s Day. Customers who are purchasing gifts for someone else will want to be sure their orders will arrive in time.
What do you tell them? Don’t guess or assume! Look it up. If you or your drop ship supplier is shipping UPS, you can bookmark this handy UPS site which will take you to a graphical UPS Transit map. Each color represents a different UPS Zone and you can quickly give your customer a yes or no answer or convince them to upgrade to a more expedited level of service.
FedEx and DHL also have transit-time estimators you can access at their websites: