Originally Posted by edmorel
Jesus, how much UPS stock do you own?
Obviously, in the big scheme of things the number of packages I have sent out (in the hundreds) are nothing as a percentage of the number of packages handled by all these carriers. I'm sure many shippers love FEDEX, UPS and hate USPS. I'm sure the Canadian post office has been wonderful to you. I was simply relaying my experience in the same way you were, the difference being that I did not attack your post. Also, your experience is that packages are always found, my experience is that they have not been. But I guess you are the resident shipping authority so I defer to you.
Just FYI: we send out (combined), about 30,000 packages/mailings/etc... per year. FedEx and UPS, and yes even the postal service have their advantages, and disadvantages, but I think that we all agree that the USPS' tracking system leaves much to be desired.
Anyways, if you want to insure things get shipped properly, the only choice is via same-day, hand delivered currier...as long as you are willing to pay for it.