ups vs usps

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kenmei, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. kenmei

    kenmei New Member

    if they both using media mail which one is faster.
  2. NDA

    NDA New Member

    UPS has no "media mail" option. Its just another box. USPS can take 1-2 weeks.
  3. kenmei

    kenmei New Member

    the ups service isnt very good last time i order a pc online ans they just drop it infront of my door.they dont even ring the bell lol
  4. supercool

    supercool Member

    Well, you can't send computers via Media Mail -- it's exclusively for books, CDs, magazines, etc. Media Mail also offers zero visibility for tracking. I use it to send books I sell on and sometimes fear they won't arrive. The USPS also reserves the right to open Media Mail packages to verify that their contents actually are books. I think it's mail fraud if you try to send other items through Media Mail.

    UPS offers visibility (tracking), faster delivery, re-delivery options, etc. It's a superior service than Media Mail or parcel post.

    They're really catering to different markets. I wouldn't ship a computer using the USPS, but UPS is a bit too expensive to ship books. I sent a computer once through FedEx Ground and they destroyed it (luckily they paid my damage claim). They all have their benefits. Just depends on what you're willing to pay and what services you're looking for.
  5. Phil800101

    Phil800101 Member

    Media Mail, while cheaper than Priority Mail or UPS, can take a really long time sometimes. As I understand it, the way Media Mail items are sent is similar to flying "standby;" if there's room, it goes...if not, it's held until there is room. This can create quite a delay in some cases. Priority Mail is faster, and still cheaper than UPS for smaller items (books, cds, dvds, etc).