Standard mail from Florida should arrive in New York in 3 to 5 business days. As long as there are no service delays (such as poor weather or national holidays) between sending the item and the approximate timeframe for expected delivery, it should arrive in less than a week. If your letter takes more than 10 days to reach its destination, you may want to consider other shipping options or plan ahead to avoid any delays.
Express mail is a faster option that can cut down the time of delivery to 1 or 2 business days. The cost is higher but will get your message to its destination as soon as possible.
In addition to these options, postal services offer guaranteed delivery within certain time frames if you pay an additional charge. These expedited services include priority mail and certified mail.
You can also choose to send mail using a mailing label. These can be purchased at most post offices or online. They are easy to use and can be printed directly from your computer.
Mail sent across the country is expensive because it requires the mail to be delivered by airplane which is the most energy-efficient way to transport large quantities of letters and packages but it's also one of the most expensive. The price of postage increases with distance so sending mail across the country is even more expensive than sending it across the state.
Priority delivery to Florida from New York will typically take 2 business days, and in exceptional situations, 3 days. This data is based on the delivery of hundreds of thousands of parcels, the majority of which were delivered by USPS and Fedex. It is customary to wait 3 to 4 days. If you need your item faster, consider upgrading your shipping method.
All shipping methods available to Florida have estimated delivery times and these are detailed below:
Standard - 1-5 business days
Express - 1-3 business days
Overnight - 1-2 business days
Saturday delivery - Not available as standard service
Sunday delivery - Not available as standard service
Bulk Rate - 10g or less - 1 week
First Class Mail - 6-8 weeks
Parcel Post - 4-6 weeks
Express Mail - 3-5 days
Oversize - 7-10 days for most destinations; 14 days for Alaska and Hawaii
Weight loss is highly recommended to reduce the delivery time for oversized items such as furniture and large appliances.
Although UPS can deliver to some locations in Florida in 1 day, this service is not available in all areas of Florida.
Any item weighing over 5 pounds or containing liquids will need a carrier service for delivery to Florida from New York. These carriers include but are not limited to: FedEx, UPS, the US Postal Service (USPS), and others.
FedEx and UPS both offer 24-hour delivery services in some regions of Florida. They also offer guaranteed next-day delivery for an additional cost. To avail yourself of these services, you will need to select the "next-day delivery" option when placing your order at checkout.
You can also opt to have your parcel delivered to a local drop-off location instead. These locations are usually found in large metropolitan areas like New York City or Chicago and they will charge you for each delivery attempt after a certain threshold is reached. You will need to discuss these delivery options with your courier company before ordering products.
In conclusion, shipping packages to Florida from New York can take from 2 to 3 days depending on the weight of items in your shipment and the shipping method you choose.