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USPS Shipping

UPS Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, 3 Day Select, and Ground services, are a good value when you need fast, reliable, and guaranteed delivery services. UPS tracking is accurate, their insurance is what you would expect, and they have an assortment of options like package intercept and address correction. Best of all, they pick up daily at our facility as late as 6:45pm. That allows us to ship the majority of our orders the same day they are placed.

For small orders, USPS can be a better value when shipping to Puerto Rico, since they treat it as part of the USA. UPS, DHL, and other shipping companies treat Puerto Rico as a foreign country which requires customs clearance. USPS has some nice, cost effective domestic shipping methods with their Priority Mail services.

Priority Mail delivery is usually 3 to 4 days anywhere in the USA. They also offer flat rate boxes that can save money when shipping more than 2 pounds of heavy equipment. The main weakness with USPS is their insurance. Claims can take forever and are often denied. And package tracking can be spotty. For that reason, we don't recommend that you use USPS for package values higher than $300. It is better to use UPS.

USPS now shows a predicted delivery of 1, 2, or 3 days on the label. There is a post office directly across the street from our business so we are quick to give them our packages and we know them well. We have found that if you add at least 1 day to the USPS label delivery prediction, you will be much happier with their service.