I ordered an article in mid December. Nothing I wanted or needed for Xmas, actually a pair of golf shoes from Sketchers. Ordered on December 17th to be exact.
Item shipped from California about the 19th. FedEx shipping all the way.
Package leaves CA goes to AZ----NM----MO----IL----OH and finally to CT. Sits in a FedEx facility for 4 days in CT----out for delivery for another 2 days. Delivered yesterday. My original shipping charge was $5.95. Honestly, I think the USPS could have done better. This package visited 7 states in it's journey east.