It is the next step up in speed of delivery from Standard Shipping. Generally the delivery time for Expedited Shipping is 3 - 4 business days. A perishable product, depending on the day/date of the order, may not leave the Artisan immediately if there is a chance the shipment might be delayed in a warehouse over a weekend. So although the item is in transit very few days, the time from order to receipt may be longer than 4 days. Please note that Expedited is NOT overnight shipping.