philbish - 11:37 am on Sep 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Depends what the product is / how the market and competition is.
For most products, unless it's custom or super expensive, I'd be pissed if it doesn't ship right away.
Quicker is always better, but if you can't be quick when starting out, do your best, but try to improve soon.
If the 2 day merchant account delay is a problem, you may consider using paypal, as then the money should hit your paypal account right away. And then maybe you could pay the supplier with a visa/mc from that paypal account.