Commitments of FedEx, UPS and USPS
Sometimes customers buying online can be demanding. Their increasing expectations grow and they want it all and they want it now. Meeting their demands means knowing which shipping service to choose.
Here is a quick comparison of commitments of the three major carriers. It may give you a brief idea of how to fulfill your customers’ expectations.
UPS Ground promises "day-definite delivery typically in 1 to 5 days" to all 50 states and Puerto Rico, whereas FedEx Home Delivery promises shipment in 1 to 5 business days within the contiguous United States and 3 to 7 business days to and from Alaska and Hawaii but with the convenience of delivery on Saturdays. Priority Mail Express is the United States Post Office’s version of next day delivery except that it isn’t always next day. Unlike FedEx and UPS which guarantees next day delivery, USPS will take 1-2 business days depending on location. However, Priority Mail Express does provide free pickup service.