We try to get orders out as soon as possible.
Typically, any order placed by noon Pacific time will make it into the mail that same day, orders that come in the late afternoon or evening will go out the next day when the mail carrier comes. If it's going to be longer than that we will let you know.
Everything we ship has a tracking number, even if you select Media Mail as a shipping option. We are updating our store software to automatically send you a shipping update, including a link to the tracking number on the USPS site.