As the holidays quickly approach, one question on the minds of many business and company owners is “Which shipping carrier should I use for my business?” This may be a difficult choice for some, as there are a lot of carrier options available. The three major carriers in the United States are UPS, FedEx and the United States Postal Services (USPS). Each of these brands are most familiar among Americans and are associated with reliable shipping to consumer residences.
Each carrier has specific strengths, however their differences are not as stark as they once were. They each have strategies to serve the eCommerce market and continue to improve their service and delivery options, while also meeting online sellers’ (and buyers’) needs. Consequently, USPS now has exceptional 1-3 day Priority Mail capabilities, FedEx and UPS offer competitively priced ground solutions, and services like FedEx SmartPost and UPS SurePost leverage USPS for final package delivery to residences buying online. With each carrier being so similar, choosing one that is best for your business may be difficult. This article will discuss how these 3 major carriers compare to better help you make your choice.