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Expediting or expedited shipping is defined as the moving of shipments at an accelerated rate or priority. Expedited shipping often refers to overnight or two- to three-day delivery and is more costly than standard shipping. Benefits of expediting include guaranteed or near guaranteed delivery times which, though more expensive, allow for excellent customer service and a higher likelihood of returning customers. One downfall of expediting is the limited flexibility that it provides to change or update orders before shipping.