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What Is Expediting or Expedited Shipping?

Understand how Expedited Shipping fits into the supply chain

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.