Economy (6-8 Business Days) Your order will ship UPS SurePost and will be delivered by USPS.Economy can take twice as long as standard to make it to the customer's residence. In part because economy is handed off from UPS to the USPS.
Standard (3-6 Business Days) Your order will ship UPS Ground.
What is also interesting is if a customer meets the threshold for free shipping, they can choose between economy and standard. As long as they are aware of it before just clicking away. ;)
If you are below the threshold for free shipping, there is a new $5 flat shipping fee for economy. It will cost $8 for standard. Which is now a bit lower than the $8.95 they were charging before. (Hey, something is something!) :)
I am curious what made J.Crew decide to move in this direction with its shipping. I am aware that J.Crew Factory uses SurePost and a flat shipping fee of $4.95- was it just a matter of time to do the same at retail J.Crew?
I am personally not a big fan of SurePost, but I am a fan of lower-cost shipping. At least J.Crew provided more options for customers. That is a good thing.
Did you notice the extra shipping option? What are your thoughts? Is this an upgrade or downgrade?