We have been using United Parcel Service for longer than I can remember
without EVER having a single lost package or any claim of damages. UPS does
not deliver to P.O. Box addresses. ALL packages are automatically insured
for up to $ 100 of value. If you declare a higher value, there is a fee for
I have compared some of the UPS prices with USPS and found the post office
less costly without exception. However, our library clients are happy with
the UPS delivery service so we have never considered a change.
FedEx ground service is a hair less costly than UPS but the FedEx daily pick
up service seems more haphazard than UPS. We can count on UPS to make our
daily pick up within a one half hour time window. As a shipper, the
reliability of UPS has an added value.
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Jay Sonin, General Manager
Music Hunter Distributing Company
4880 North Citation Drive, Suite # 101
Delray Beach, Florida 33445-6552
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] FedEx vs UPS vs USPS
The FedEx Express workers are employees. The FedGround workers are not
employees but are hired as independent contractors. They have to purchase
the FedEx trucks they use, supply their own health benefits, insurance, etc.
It's quasi illegal in my book and they have been sued over it, but the
government seems to look the other way, and I don't see any union going
after them. It was the one thing that made me want to try UPS as my default
carrier, but I had so many problems with UPS that I just switched back. I'd
love to use the USPS, but they are so mired in bureaucracy that they simply
are not able to supply the services I need. And when you compare prices for
the same services, there's no difference in price, except its harder to get
them from USPS.
On Jun 1, 2014, at 7:23 AM, Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I haven't followed this whole thread, so sorry for any redundancy or
> dumbdancy. A friend who runs a hifi shop who has for years shipped a
> lot of very expensive gear switched to Fedex a decade ago after having
> both package and billing problems with UPS. He was reluctant, because
> the local route guy was good, and he knew Fedex was a union-buster and
> labor-grinder. But, the service has been superior. That's my
> experience, too. For better handling, he tells me, use at least
> 2nd-day. Pack tightly and professionally using double-boxes for
> anything heavy or valuable. Drop-ship to customers whenever possible!
> That way, although the store still gets billed for freight, the
manufacturer or distributor is responsible for the shipment.