Every Since January, Origin.com has added a (permanently free) type of shipping method named “Economy Shipping“. With the checkout cart adding this type of shipping method by default, it would behoove you to know how this new method works.
EA (Origin), uses UPS as their shipping service, and the newest Economy Shipping, falls into the “Mail Innovations by UPS” category (Tracking # starts with an MI). Mail Innovations is UPS’s “postal service”. This means when economy shipping is selected via Origin, you will not receive your pre order by release date. Instead, your order will ship on release (or later) and arrive to you about a week late.
Standard & Expedited shipping from Origin, will almost always (depending on weather), get your game to you on release. With Showtime’s release, several people were unaware of Origin’s new shipping method, and receive their games late. This is just a fair warning to check that shipping method before paying and checking out on Origin.