The term or lead time describes the time it takes for a package or shipment to be delivered. Of course, every customer wants to receive his delivery as soon as possible. The lead time also has to do with quality management and individual delivery services advertise with particularly short processing times or delivery times.
Of course, there is also an official runtime requirement to determine when a package should be delivered at the latest. Delivery staff, therefore, adhere to a strict time management and guarantee the shortest possible distribution time. In Germany, according to the specification, a normal letter should arrive at the recipient exactly one day after the objection. In advertising or Info post, the delivery person has at least up to 4 days. However, it should be noted that the transit times cannot be predicted with certainty and runtime requirements are often not met in individual cases.