We've stopped using UPS almost entirely, for a variety of reasons. Most
important is that it is driver's discretion whether to acquire a
signature or not upon deliver, unless the shipper pays extra -- they can
just leave the package on the customer's doorstep if there's no one
home. When they started that policy, our claims increased from one or
two a year to four within a month! That's _not_ good customer service,
either for UPS or for me if I were to continue using them.
That and the USPS gives us free boxes, tape, and labels!
> Winsor wrote:
> >When I ordered a lens hood once they just sent it USPS very cheaply.
> >It was a phone order. They are not locked into UPS.
> That's true of many companies. If you prefer and ASK, they will often
> use US mail. For me UPS is good IF I'M HOME. Otherwise, it turns
> into a 2, 3 day ordeal, phone calls, and an 8 mile drive (each way) to
> their delivery center.
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