Many companies offer various shipping options ranging from "early tomorrow morning" to "we're not sure when it will get there," at different prices, for people with different priorities.
Some companies also offer different speeds and different prices for actually processing the order (which might include printing or assembly or other custom work).
Here's the surprise secret: There is often little or no difference between the speeds, regardless of the price you pay. Unless you really need something ASAP, select the least expensive option. There's a good chance you'll receive the shipment sooner than you expect.
For example, I use VistaPrint for a lot of printing, including business cards, postcards and T-shirts. On a recent order, I selected their slowest/cheapest method ("Slow 21 Days"). They shipped the order just four days after I placed the order, and I had it three days later.
Another time, I selected the middle grade ("Priority 7 Days"), and it was shipped the day after I placed the order.
When I chose their quickest service ("Rush 3 Business Days"), it was shipped the same day I placed the order.
Other companies do similar things. It's common with TV infomercials. When you call to place an order, you'll be offered ? or pressured into buying ? faster order processing. Very often there's no difference in service, and the extra money is pure profit for the seller.
If you get to a restaurant and find there is a long wait for a table, use your cellphone or the payphone to call the reservations number and ask how soon your group can be seated.
Very often you'll be told, "Come right over."
Hang up the phone, go to the head of the line, ignore the grumbling, give your name and enjoy your meal.