From yahoo answers:
Why does the USPS deliver my package originally shipped by UPS?
I have had many packages delivered by UPS and FedEx in the past. Whichever company delivering the package used to deliver it directly to the shipping address indicated. I have been doing some Christmas shopping online over the last couple of weeks and all but one of my shipments were delivered to the USPS who in turn delivered it to the shipping address I indicated. Why???
Both UPS Fedex have a service where they pick up the package and then deliver it to the local PO distribution center and the PO will make the delivery. It's the cheapest way to ship something. That's your answer, COST.
This plan would put a lot of mail carriers out of a job and it would cause a lot of disabled and elderly citizens trouble. It might sound easy to you to get up and drive somewhere to get your mail, but for disabled people and senior citizens and even people without jobs it's a huge pain. There are people who rely on the post office, and I think we should give them more time to try to turn things around.
Also, the post office can deliver your mail faster and more efficiently than UPS or Fed Ex. I think that's ironic. Private companies can do it, everybody says. Actually, they already do it and they're pretty awful at it.
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Del Polito explains that "there was a time when you would hear concerns from FedEx and UPS that the Postal Service was unfairly competing against them, but now you will hear they are 'partners' because they have figured out how to get good value out of a set-up that makes sense for them."
The arrangement does make sense for FedEx and UPS, from an operational and economic standpoint. Interestingly, a purely competitive structure wouldn't work, as FedEx and UPS don't want the responsibilities that they would be saddled with if the playing field were perfectly level.
Here's Lauren T. Andrews, writing in the William & Mary Business Law Review:
For example, the USPS is charged by governmental decree with providing universal service to all parts of the country, even in areas that may not be profitable. Private companies, on the other hand, can essentially ignore and avoid areas that may not be profitable, areas where they may otherwise be forced to serve if the postal monopolies were lifted and regulations put in place.
Furthermore, companies such as UPS and FedEx would likely have no interest in the delivery of "letters," primarily because it is not as profitable as larger parcel and package delivery.
In fact, a UPS Spokesman, Norman Black, stated, "We believe that the government plays a role in terms of ensuring that every mailbox is reached every day …. That is not a responsibility that UPS would want."
And, not only would they not want it, David Hendel says they couldn't do it.
"Neither FedEx or UPS are even in the same league as the Postal Service, which goes to 100 million addresses every day," he tells me. "What they do, they do well. But they don't do what the Postal Service does."
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Honestly, I think it's laughable how everyone is saying that the USPS is more efficient and timely than FedEx or UPS. Compared to either private company, the USPS is a big joke. They don't give you a guaranteed delivery date on anything you ship, and their tracking ability is extremely spotty, on it's best day. I do a lot of online shopping around the holidays, and I always hate it when I know that my packages will either be delivered USPS, or SmartPost. I'd rather pay a little more and be able to completely track my package, from start to finish, and not be wondering where the package is, or why it is late. I had 2 packages last Christmas - my last 2 - that the Post Office had absolutely no idea where they were. According to the "tracking system" they had, the package should have been at my door on Friday. I started calling Friday evening, after my regular mail delivery. Their response was, "Well that's not an accurate delivery date." My response? "Well, duh. My mail has already ran, my package is not here." For both packages, even though they were supposed to have been delivered on Friday, I got one the following Wednesday and the other the following Saturday.
If you aren't going to be accurate, why bother?
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug