Which is faster? UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Post?

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  1. Salvador

    Salvador Diamond Member

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    I need to ship something and can't decide between Parcel Post and UPS Ground. I used to ship Priority a lot, but since their price hike, it's really not worth it.

    Which is faster? Which is better? UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Post?

    TIA,

    Sal

     
  2. amdskip

    amdskip Lifer

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    I would go the usps because ups ground is usually 5-7 days and thats if the package makes it there in good shape.
     
  3. murphy55d

    murphy55d Lifer

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    I'd send it on the Pony Express before I sent it on UPS.
     
  4. Salvador

    Salvador Diamond Member

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    Really? Parcel post says 4 days to get to the destination that I want to send the package (Tennessee from Chicago) and UPS Ground typically takes 2-3 for this distance. Also, I've never had a problem with UPS damaging anything, so I must be lucky in that regard.

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  5. MrHappyMonkey

    MrHappyMonkey Diamond Member

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    UPS

    With USPS Parcel Post you take a chance on it ariving there in under 3 weeks. USPS will never guarentee a delivery date, just estimate. I once had a mouse shipping from Microsoft to CA and it took 3 weeks. I guess that is normal time.
     
  6. Salvador

    Salvador Diamond Member

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    Well.. I went against my own gut here and went with USPS this time. It cost more than UPS would've, got a lame delivery confirmation instead of an actual tracking code. I had to underinsure it because insurance is so damn much.

    Oh well.. Live and learn. I just hope this thing doesn't take 3 weeks because it's a Ebay sale. Gotta keep the positive feedbacks coming in.. ;)

    Sal
     
  7. PsychoAndy

    PsychoAndy Lifer

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    all UPS services are guaranteed for delivery. none of USPS services are with the exception of Express.

    transit time is dependent on distance
     
  8. PowerMac4Ever

    PowerMac4Ever Banned

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    Don't listen to amdskip, he doesn't know what he's talking about. UPS Ground delivery time is based on distance. It'll be two business days to get there. Maybe three, but most-likely 2.