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Old 05-21-2016, 10:48 PM
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Economy shipping

I wanted to order an impeller today, and the lowest cost shipping was UPS Ground for $20. Seems like small items ought to have a method such as 1st class mail or Priority Mail? Other companies seem to be able to get lower rates from UPS - have you asked?
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I wanted to order an impeller today, and the lowest cost shipping was UPS Ground for $20. Seems like small items ought to have a method such as 1st class mail or Priority Mail? Other companies seem to be able to get lower rates from UPS - have you asked?
UPS has something called SurePost which has USPS complete local delivery
but is a couple days slower than UPS ground and a little cheaper.
I passed this on to Steve Moyer who I believe does all Moyer shipping.
He said he would check into it. Steve also mentions that the area where
he ships from gets larger charges from UPS by not being located close to
a large city.
UPS also charges less for shipping from companies such as Defender
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:59 PM
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Sure Post is slower, but a small Priority Mail flat rate box can hold a lot of things that are in the catalog and is quicker than UPS. Maybe the Post Office isn't nearby...
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Some shipments are sent in quite over sized boxes. For Example,
Impellers sent in a nearly 1 foot box. That could affect cost.
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Sure Post is slower, but a small Priority Mail flat rate box can hold a lot of things that are in the catalog and is quicker than UPS. Maybe the Post Office isn't nearby...
I recently had something shipped which used some sort of combo of UPS and USPS. It took USPS longer to go the last 17 miles than it did UPS to go from Idaho to Maryland. Don't think it was "priority mail" though.

There are probably a lot of variables at play which determine whether one is faster than the other.

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We are becoming aware of this pernicious problem here, too. I think it goes something like this: The supplier (the ones who offer free shipping) makes a deal with UPS to deliver to local post offices without regard to street addresses. The post offices usually gives notice of packages on hand but in this case don't do so because they have been bypassed. Since UPS delivers to a central point here on Chappaquiddick, even if the post office gave such notification the delivery point contractor is under no obligation to pick up the packages. Beware of free shipping.
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I think a Island is a especially difficult destination regardless of method
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