sorry to be so naiive. we buy a lot of things online and specifically ask for UPS delivery but half the time it comes USPS. we called the merchants to complain an they tell us it is picked up by UPS, transported by UPS to a USPS facility and delivered to house by them so UPS can save money. BTW we don't live in a rural area and see UPS package cars in our neighborhood twice a day. doesn't seem right.