Most magazines are delivered via the United States Postal Service (USPS) but in some instances publishers will use a courier.
As a general rule, allow between 8-12 weeks for your first issue to arrive. This timeframe is industry standard. In general, you can expect titles published more frequently to arrive quicker than titles published quarterly, for example. Also keep in mind that some magazine publishers pre-print mailing labels in advance in order to save money on printing costs, and in some cases this can delay the arrival of your first issue. For the most part, you can expect your first issue to arrive within the following delivery windows:
- Weekly Magazines: 5-7 weeks after ordering
- Monthly Magazines: 6-8 weeks after ordering
- Seasonal or Less-Frequent Magazines: Up to 12 weeks after ordering
However, many of our top-selling magazines will arrive more quickly than the estimates above. If for some reason you have been waiting over 12 weeks for your first issue, simply contact us and we'll look into your order right away.