I noticed in the back of the Research Mannikins catalog it shows a map of UPS and FedEx and has the days of delivery color coded. I also noticed my area was colored for 1 day in the FedEx map and 2 day in the UPS map. So needing a few items that Research had, I called an order in at about 11am Monday and requested FedEx shipping to see if this was BS or not. Well, be damned if their wasn't a FedEx truck backed up to the garage door about 5 pm this evening! I don't know where in IL their warehouse is, but I live in central AL and I was impressed with the shipping time.