An alternative to UPS

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jul 27 12:05:44 2000

On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Eros, Anthony wrote:

> I'll definitely be looking at alternatives in the future. The other shoe in
> this is that it appears the shipper didn't bother to insure the package,
> despite my instructions to the contrary. Of course, those instructions were
> over the phone, not via e-mail, so I'm getting the "you didn't tell me you
> wanted me to insure it". Gee, now why wouldn't I want it insured? :-(

It has already been mentioned but Fedex now has a Ground service which is
great for competition. For the most part, shipping anything bigger than a
book was always cheapest by UPS. Now that Fedex has a comparable ground
service (I believe they call it Green) there is an alternative. Even
better, the rates are apparently cheaper with Fedex.

As far as books and magazines go, it is always cheaper to ship using the
US Postal Service book rate. You must request it at the counter. In some
cases you can save up to half the shipping costs.

Of course, most of this applies to the U.S.

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