A character orders something ([[AcmeProducts that they will likely will end up hurting themselves with]]) and places the order in the mailbox/calls it in/whatever you can think of. The ordered goods will be delivered within seconds. At its extreme, the character places their order form in the mail box, closes it, and then opens the mailbox again to pull out what they ordered, without any postal carrier even touching it.

Please do not confuse this with ExpressDelivery or any other childbirth-related trope. May be an AcceptableBreakFromReality in a VideoGame.

[[folder: Anime ]]

* In an episode/chapter of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Nagi orders something from Amazon and it is delivered in 30 minutes. Lampshaded by Hayate and Maria, who wonder when Amazon started offering that service.
* A running gag in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' is Aiya's ability to deliver beef bowls ''anywhere,'' including the middle of a chase scene, to a customer who never gave a location.
* According to a mangaka-approved doujin from ''Anime/DanceInTheVampireBund'', Lorenzo Pharmaceuticals (The vampire-owned corporation that mass-produces the artificial blood Stigma) has this reputation. At one point a desperate doctor working in a field hospital in the middle of Afghanistan that was cut off from all communication and was desperately running low on blood tromped out an order for Stigma in the dirt outside the hospital. Two crates were air-dropped in less than 48 hours later.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Thanks to matter-manipulation nanotechnology, instant delivery is a common feature of life in Warren Ellis's ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
* [[http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i144/bunnyfriend/roger%20rabbit%20toontown%203/RRTT_three0003.jpg A tie-in comic book]] to ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' lampshaded this as one of the better things about living in Toontown. In fact, the item Roger ordered arrived [[RuleofFunny before he placed the order]], prompting him to declare that the modern world is moving a little too fast.
* Subverted in ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' Volume 1. Scott orders CD's from amazon.ca so that the girl he likes/is obsessed with/is stalking will deliver them. One scene change later he runs to the door, and no one is there. His roommate reminds him that he put the order in less then three hours ago. In actuality the package arrives the next morning; given Amazon, this is damn near uncanny.
** Played with even more in TheMovie; the delivery arrives straight after Wallace's lampshading, but only thanks to one of the movie's many {{Smash Cut}}s. Scott's ''still'' sitting by the door, though.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Roy takes advantage of this during the "cartoon mouse" sequence in ''Film/StayTuned''.
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''. As mentioned above, Scott's package arrives almost instantaneously because Ramona [[ItMakesSenseInContext used the conveniently located passageway inside Scott's mind to speed up the delivery.]]
* Cornerstore.com is renowned for their speedy deliveries in the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}''. [[spoiler:So the protagonists make use of it to get back to the warehouse just as quickly by ordering something off the site, and then issuing a return with the company and hiding inside of the box.]]
* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''. The penguins have arrived at Shanghai, but due to Kowalski's miscalculations, think they're in Dublin. When they figure out that the villain is going to strike Shanghai next, they get inside a box and [[HumanMail mail themselves there]]. The mail truck arrives moments later, picks up the package, then goes around the block and deposits the package back in the same spot.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Robbie Rotten from ''Series/LazyTown'' does this OnceAnEpisode when thinking up a scheme to get rid of Sportacus or for other reasons. He orders something over the phone, which ''immediately'' shows up. Products he's ordered include 3 copies of himself and ''a life-size pyramid''.
** The heroes once order a cookbook, which also took very little time to arrive.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': "We ordered it from Instant Monkeys Online, and it came instantly, just like the ad said!"
* An episode of ''Series/SesameStreet'' had The Count order by telephone, saying, "[[SeriousBusiness I need something to count in a hurry!]]" We immediately hear the delivery truck squeal to a stop outside.
* Happens in the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "Sin Francisco", thanks to magic.
* In an episode of ''Series/MyHero'', George orders an animal translator from his home planet so he can understand why Janet's mum's dog is so upset. Janet protests that by the time it arrives, the dog will be gone... at which point the package arrives. George complains about service decay.


[[folder: Music ]]

* According to ''Rise of the Ogre'', this happened to Music/{{Gorillaz}}: Murdoc had just put the phone down after calling NME magazine to place an ad for a guitarist when a [=FedEx=] crate containing child prodigy musician Noodle arrived at the door. [[JerkAss He reportedly left the ad in the magazine anyway just so he could tell everyone who applied to "sling their hook".]]


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} once ordered a cup of coffee over the Internet. It arrived instantly.
* Erudite and intellectual Zebra of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' occasionally mails letters to the lions who are attacking his herd. He always gets a reply the next day, but it's never good news.
* Acknowledged in ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''. Darryl and Zoe put an order for an item in the mailbox. After staring at it for a second, Zoe asks "What's taking so long?" As Zoe is a toddler at the time, we can guess that her concept of mail delivery came from cartoons.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* As an homage to this trope's frequent usage in classic cartoons, ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'' allows players to mail-order items and have them delivered by their next turn. However, the items ordered are more likely than not "shoddy goods" that will backfire on their users.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Need more ammo or a better gun during a firefight in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''? Don't worry, Drebin offers instant battlefield delivery.
** Bizarrely, they hint that they use the Mark II to carry the stuff back and forth, despite the fact that it moves nowhere near that fast...
** Ditto for ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'': Sloth Demon/[[spoiler:Tom Sheldon]] appears instantly when called with whatever gun, vehicle, or upgrade you were about to ask him for. He can also [[WarpZone shuttle you around]] in his helicopter, which apparently flies [[UpToEleven several times faster than a fighter jet]].
* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' features nearly instantaneous home delivery of groceries, not to mention the fact that you can enter purchase or construction modes and instantly buy and place any product in the game's catalog.
* In addition to more conventional shops, ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' allows the party to purchase things via UMN (the Internet, essentially) and all goods arrive instantaneously
* Items in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' are bought over Zack's company-issue cellphone. The items appear in in your inventory the moment you purchase them, even if you're miles from civilization.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' does this too, just using save points instead of a cell phone.
* The [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] black marketeers in ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}: Playground of Destruction'' might as well start identifying themselves with the tagline "delivered by airlift in 30 seconds or less."
* ''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf'' enabled you to post an order for an item in a certain mailbox, only for it to arrive by air mail seconds later. Sometimes next to the mailbox, other times in ridiculously out of the way places.
* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', a diamond is sent by "Pronto Post Light-Speed Delivery" and arrives about one second after hanging up the phone. "Now that's service!" Bernard quips. Pony Express riders in the colonial era seem to have a similar response time with picking up a letter from a mailbox.
** ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' established the Edison house as having some kind of magic mailbox. Weird Ed's package and mailing off a manuscript or demo tape to Three Guys Publishing are essential to several of the story endings.
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Animal Parade'' for the Wii your character can order pretty much anything over the phone and have it delivered instantly, but it costs twice as much as if you went to the store and bought it.
* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series, special orders at Tom Nook's store (and, in the first game, fossil identifications) take only one day to show up in your mailbox at no extra charge. That's slower than some of these examples but still several times faster than real-world free shipping.
** In ''New Leaf'' mail is always delivered at certain times of day. Anything you order from the store catalog will arrive at the next delivery time no matter how long that will be. So if you order something at 4:59pm, it will arrive one minute later. But if you order something at 5:01pm, you'll have to wait until next morning to get it.
* ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a pizza delivery guy who will satisfy your HyperactiveMetabolism within three minutes, real-time. Even if you are in a volcanic cavern on the other side of the world, a FloatingContinent that can only be reached by teleportation, or a secret alien base beneath Stonehenge, he will [[OffscreenTeleportation show up anyways]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', it is possible to acquire a cow from the Lon Lon Ranch. This cow will soon show up at your house all the way over in Kokiri Forest... your ''tree house.'' Which is accessed by a slender vertical ladder. How they get the cow up there is anybody's guess.
** [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/How-did-they-6973673 A possible explanation...]]
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIVohaulsRevenge'', the Labion Terror Beast mating call whistle shows up almost immediately after Roger places the form in the mail.
* In ''VideoGame/AnUntitledStory'', any furniture bought from landlord in [=SkyTown=] will be delivered to your home [[GoWaitOutside as soon as you leave the screen]].
* ''Sorcerer'', the second game in the ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'' trilogy, justifies this via TimeTravel and RuleOfFunny, as the company promises delivery of the item as soon as you mail out for it.
* An upgrade in the campaign mode of ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' allow your [=SCVs=] to have [[ConstructAdditionalPylons Supply Depots]] instantly beamed down onto the battlefield from the ship, which lets the SCV spend more time [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas collecting minerals and gas]] or constructing other types of buildings. Justified in this case, as it is a technology reverse engineered from Protoss warping capabilities.
* Several examples in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', but one of the oldest is the Discount Telescope Warehouse telescope delivery: "You drop the order form in a mailbox in Seaside Town, and see a bolt of light whoosh across the sky over your head, toward your campsite. When you head back, there's a shiny new telescope there!" Upgraded lenses arrive similarly, but after fully upgrading the telescope, "You fill out the form and drop it in a mailbox in town. No sooner has it hit the bottom of the box than a tiny pixie appears next to you" to give you meat compensation instead.
* Somewhat averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonChannel'', as anything you order will turn up the next day, but played straight if you order a bus pass.
* InteractiveFiction ''Kurusu City'' has a local store. Since you don't have cash to purchase the item at the store, you have to take the ship and bill option. It takes 43 seconds to be delivered, and as an cruel UnwinnableByDesign, can crush an item you forgot to collect from said mailbox.
* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the items you order from Tanaka in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. They arrive in a few days, which is about the time you'd expect for a mail-order delivery.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/LittleInferno'', where you have to order [[ItMakesSenseInContext items to burn]] from the Tomorrow Corp. catalog, and they ''do'' take time to arrive...but they still take only seconds or minutes (for the expensive late-game items) to arrive to your house, and if you get impatient, you can spend tokens to make them arrive instantly.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, there is no delay for mail between members of the same guild or characters on the same account, nor items you buy on the Auction House or most mail from NPC's. The mail is also delivered to every usable mailbox in the game at once; wherever you are, it will be in the local mailbox if you look.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Played with in WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Atari 5200 review, in which he ordered a replacement controller for the system [[spoiler: which turned out didn't fit properly and was useless]]. He's seen placing the order, then a cutaway to a clip from ''VideoGame/{{Paperboy}}'', throwing the parcel, then the Nerd opens his front door and gets hit in the face with it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NdPFwb3FTk "My new internet penis is here!"]]
* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob orders a bucket this way.
* In episode 3 of ''Machinima/TheStrangerhood'', the Mysterious Voice has a delivery truck drop off a new pair of pet fish for Sam as soon as he suggests getting some. Sam lampshades it with a remark of "That was fast", but it's most likely the Voice planned that from the start since he planned for the fish to die too.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/DnDorks'', in [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/23/2005.aspx these]] [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/25/2005.aspx two]] comics.
* Florence in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff600/fv00547.htm posts an ad looking for a contractor]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* This happens with any product [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] orders in the RoadRunnerVsCoyote cartoons. Say what you will about Acme's quality control, their distribution system is second to none!
* Also, in the cartoon where WesternAnimation/BugsBunny squares off against the opera singer ("WesternAnimation/LongHairedHare"), he orders a set of ear-muffs through the mail. They arrive in seconds, [[RuleOfFunny while the letter is still in the mail box.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Route of All Evil," Cubert and Dwight order a pedal-powered spacecraft out of the back of a comic book. The ad says "Allow four to six seconds for delivery." As the boys wait impatiently by the mailbox, Cubert sniffs, "More like seven."
* Averted whenever anyone orders something on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The scene will always cut to the delivery "six to eight weeks later."
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' Sam orders pizza (and later some updated computer software) and they both arrive within seconds. It's implied that she gets this kind of service because she comes from a wealthy family, the "little people" just have to wait it out.
* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. The delivery was intergalactic and still took place in a few seconds.
* In ''Goofy Gymnastics'', WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} places his order form for home exercise equipment in the post box, and the moment he closes the door, the bottom door of the box opens, with the package containing the equipment coming out.
* [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Courage]] usually gets his stuff delivered just a few seconds after ordering it from a guy named Mr. Mouse.
* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb: any stuff the two protagonists order for their big ideas is delivered the same day, and early enough for them to still have time to carry out their plan.
* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo does this when Johnny's mom orders a mail-order robot nanny, which arrives at her front door the instant she puts the envelope into her mailbox (which had also been ripped out of the ground and brought into the house by Johnny.)
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', anything the characters order immediately falls out of the sky.