There are three big shipping services—FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS), and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). They all deliver to nearly every address in the U.S., and they’ll all get your parcels to more than 200 countries and territories. But there are some key differences between them.
Price of Shipping
If the cost of shipping something to yourself or to those you love is your main concern, the USPS is often the way to go, but it pays to check around. We compared shipping costs offered by FedEx, UPS, and the USPS between 30 pairs of cities around the country for a 5-pound medium-sized package.
The USPS prices were best for next-day delivery in all cases and for third-day delivery in 88 percent of our city pairs. FedEx, however, was the least expensive courier for second-day service in every instance, but it was least expensive for third-day service in just 13 percent of deliveries.
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