There are 3 levels of VIP. Gold, Sliver, and Party. I'm not including Red or Premium.
If you received an email, that is the Party VIP package it will include the gate you need to enter so you can pickup your merchandise. The Silver and Gold ticket holders get the VIP Gift shipped to them.
The question is when do the Sliver and Gold get their gifts.
The difference between Gold and Silver is seat location. The Party VIP get food and other benefits like their own souvenir stand.
To my knowledge we all get the VIP Book.
Gold and Silver VIP packages:
-Exclusive U2 Tour VIP gift, not available to general public - shipping included!
VIP Party Packages
-Your merchandise item will be available for pickup at the venue the day of the show.