The USPS SUCKS and is getting worse...Ask a random courier how they are treated from the hours they work in the week to benefits. I talked to one courier who is part-time for over 7 yrs and not by choice...c'mon 7yrs no health benefits, paid holidays, and the 1 yr contract where they string em out into the next yr. The USPS should be ashamed of themselves and change the way they treat the couriers or they will go the way of the dinosaurs. Why use a service that treats the very people who keeps them existing like slaves?
This is true and also cheaper than UPS the brown truck guys. Wake up people America is wasting their money probly paying double many times especialy overseas shipments. Consumers are stupid.Of course no one tells them this like the media should that is their job to inform the public. This is true for their consumer segments on nightly news shows.
YOU PEOPLE HAVE YOUR HEADS UP YOUR AZZ. FOR PACKAGES GOING UNDER 500 MILES FROM THE POINT OF SHIPPING USPS MAY BE LESS EXPENSIVE IF THE PACKAGE IS UNDER 4 LBS. WHEN YOU FACTOR IN THE INSURANCE YOU HAVE TO PURCHASE WHICH IS EXTRA WITH USPS AND THE TIME IN TRANSIT FEDEX HAS USPS BEAT. SHIPPING ANYTHING 5 LBS AND OVER FEDEX IS LESS EXPENSIVE AS WELL AS SHIPPING OVER 500 MILES FROM POINT OF ORIGIN. WHEN YOU SHIP ANYTHING 7 LBS AND OVER FEDEX BEATS USPS BIG TIME. I SELL BOOTS AND VERY RARELY DO I USE USPS SINCE THEIR LAST RATE INCREASE. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF USING USPS FLAT RATE BOXES THAT ITEM MUST BE SHIPPED OVER 1000 MILES FROM POIN TOF ORIGIN TO COME CLOSE TO BEATING FEDEX. SO IF YOUR SHIPPING HEAVY TOOLS .
THEIR LARGEST BOX IS 12X12X5 1/2 AND THE SHIPPING RATE IS $13.95 ADD INSURANCE FOR $50.00 AND UNDER ITS $15.70. IF THE ADDRESSEE IS A BUSINESS USPS OFFERS NO DISCOUNT AS FEDEX DOES. IF USPS WAS LESS EXPENSIVE THEN FEDEX. I CERTAINLY WOULD BE USING THEM FOR MY BUSINESS AS I AS WELL AS MOST COMPANIES TODAY ARE TRYING TO CUT COST.