I said that I would post an update. Today I finally got a UPS shipping number. I had ordered on Thursday and today's Monday, however, since the online shop and UPS are closed on the weekend, I have to take that into consideration and say that everything is on time so far. I still would have preferred at least a confirmation of shipment on Friday, though.
I was going to check the health food isle of a small store in my area called "Bashas", however, I have reason to believe that the products on herbaladvantage are cheaper (at least in bulk) and of a higher quality (as with most products from just about any reputable online store).
If not, I'll be posting another update