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  1. Kathryn Reed
    October 4, 2013

    Thank you! This has been very helpful.

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  2. Enrique Cárdenas
    November 10, 2013

    I t was a valuable explanation about the differences between these two companies. Nevetherless, there’s still one more question. Are they partners in the courrier service?

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    • John
      July 18, 2014

      No, they are not carriers. FedEx does offer an option where the end delivery is handled by the USPS, but UPS doesn’t have any such agreement in place.

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      • John
        July 18, 2014

        *they’re obviously carriers, UPS and USPS are not PARTNERS

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    • Ben
      June 6, 2016

      Actually USPS has a frenemies relationship with both FedEx and UPS. I am a letter carrier, we frequently deliver parcels for both companies, so it is a love/hate relationship where all benefit from it, and USPS also delivers to the last mile. That means if you live at the end of a gravel road, most likely USPS is going to deliver because it isn’t cost effective for UPS or FedEx to do so.

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  3. Jackie Anderson
    August 3, 2016

    I honestly think ups is better in my experience it took USPS two weeks and ups only a few days and both were ground shipping

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  4. Billie Raney
    October 12, 2016

    I know federal law states it is illegal to open anyone else’s mail sent through USPS but does the same law apply for UPS packages/mail?

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  5. James
    November 15, 2016

    USPS faster? NOT! Ever. Current delivery: UPS “Surepost”. Partnership between UPS & USPS where UPS delivers to end local carrier of USPS and USPS makes local delivery. My package from northwestern Missouri to Gainesville, FL by UPS… 3 days total for ground, received and signed for by USPS. Typical ground transit time for UPS. Final delivery for USPS is local, 19 miles from P. O. to my door. 4days in the hands of uberincompetent USPS and counting. Still no delivery. TYPICAL service of USPS. And their “Priority 2-3 Day Mail”? What a joke, their own website, and their government slug pace employees say the 2-3 days is NOT GUARANTEED. You pay a premium for the service and they have no clue when it will be delivered and don’t have real time tracking to locate a . USPS? Absolute worst service out there, the only thing they deliver consistently is junk mail.

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    • Kelly Cox
      February 25, 2017

      I’ve always been able to track my pkgs from time its processed and leaves where I odered ,to time it was shipped out, and every stop made by usps until it arrives at my door. When I get 2 day delivery its always arrived in 2,days as promised. Maybe I’m just one of few whose had a good experience using USPS but maybe you’re just one of the few who hasn’t. Just sayin

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      • Donna
        December 15, 2018

        I have always had good results with usps and ups as partners. Tracking the package is easy and helps you to know if there has been delay. I will always support our postal service.

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    • dehiaa
      November 10, 2017

      Agree!

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      • Debbie sloan
        December 10, 2018

        the usps in fort wainwright Ak . suks they delivered wrong address all the time . it take them3 months for my to get my package back . iam just saying !!

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  6. Kelly Cox
    February 25, 2017

    Ive placed several orders from amazon that were 2 day deliveries by USPS. My pkgs have always arrived in 2 days each time as promised. I know people have had problems with there service but I haven’t n I’m sure there’s others who can say the same. Im sure ups has had its share as well with pkgs not arriving on time as well. No company is perfect and has its trials and errors. So why not give them both praise not criticism.

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  7. Kelly Cox
    February 25, 2017

    I’ve also used ups a lot more than usps over the years and I can honestly say i cnt complain about there service either. Maybe a few times ups was late but it happens sometimes.

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  8. John
    May 20, 2017

    Which is best for shipping to UK, USPS or UPS? Thanks John

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  9. Edward Stephens
    June 15, 2017

    My experience with UPS has always been super super horrible. They seem to always route my packages wrong at one hub or another ..sometimes multiple hubs. … Homing pigeon would be faster

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  10. dehliaa
    November 10, 2017

    I’ll take UPS any day over the USPS!

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  11. Michael
    December 21, 2017

    This is a lie because I ordered a package online and I it get deliver from usps and its been 4 weeks already and when I use ups it took a week.

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  12. Judy Broedling
    May 30, 2019

    A package was delivered to a person that has decease, I have called UPS for a non deliverable pickup 3 TIMES 1st time they set a pickup for the next day and never showed 2nd call they stated they couldn’t pick it up because of the address and would have someone call me back. NO CALL BACK.!!! 3rd call I talked to a supervisor he guaranteed a pickup for today-and would call me back to confirm they picked it up NO CALL BACK!!!!
    I AM EXTREMELY UPSET WITH THIS COMPANY AND DON’T FEEL I SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS TO HAVE MY DECEASED HUSBANDS PACKAGE PICKED UP

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    January 15, 2020

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  14. Rickey Smith
    June 10, 2020

    Pers retirement is the difference

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