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USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« on: October 03, 2011, 12:39:54 PM »
We now offer USPS via FedEx SmartPost.  :clap: This will be a trial period to see how it works out.  :crossed: FedEx has partnered with USPS so, we no longer have to drive to the post office and wait in line (for what seems like an eternity) to get your items to you.

What does this mean for you? CHEAPER SHIPPING!  :twocents:

The two biggest problems we had with USPS:

- Lack of tracking information available to you

- Time vs cost in taking items to the post office


FedEx SmartPost fixes these problems.  :idea: When you place an order using USPS via FedEx SmartPost you will receive a tracking number from FedEx. Don't panic.  :) You will be able to track your USPS shipment via the FedEx website which gives detailed information on your package whereabouts.

Why is this so awesome?  :dunno: Well, now you will see where your goodies are instead of getting a notification from USPS stating they delivered the item yesterday.  :ha_ha:

SmartPost fine print:

Typically transit time can be up to 14 business days within the contiguous U.S., based on the final destination ZIP code. Longer transit times to destinations outside the contiguous U.S.. Maximum weight is 70 lbs; maximum length and girth is 130 inches. Coverage is 100 percent of U.S. residential addresses, including P.O. boxes, APO and FPO destinations, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other U.S. territories.
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Re: USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 07:32:35 PM »

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Re: USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 12:04:49 PM »
My worst shipping experiences have been FedEx related and SmartPost takes things to a new level, as with two entities involved (FedEx and the USPS), both will deny responsibility for lost or damaged packages.

My most recent experience involved a package that on-line FedEx tracking information listed as delivered to my home by the USPS.  All very timely and detailed, but I don't have the package and the USPS doesn't recognize the tracking number as one of their own, so where does the USPS related delivery information found on the FedEx site come from, and when did USPS letter carriers on my neighborhood route start carrying a wireless device that inputs delivery information to FedEx?

"Gee, that tracking data we entered into the computer sure looks great, and the faster we move things in and outta here using this here computer, the bigger our pay raises will be", said on FedEx worker to another.

I'd much rather hoof it to my local post office.


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Re: USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 12:22:15 PM »
Hello GerryO and :welcome: to the :turtle: forums :wave:

FedEx's SmartPost system is improving all the time and recently it has become a lot more stable and fast. Typical delivery times that used to take upwards to an additional 1 week, now only take 1 day longer than standard FedEx Ground. SmartPost has improved so much that we have removed the extra shipment time disclaimer from our website because of how prompt & reliable the service has become for us.

Services of any kind fail or drop the ball from time to time, and I do see the point of complicating things with the involvement of two entities, but we have not had a SmartPost issue in quite a while, so we have good confidence in FedEx and SmartPost, and enjoy offering the cheaper shipping on light packages to our customers. :thumbs:



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Re: USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 10:30:44 PM »
When you use UPS, people say FedEx is better.  When you use Fedex, people say USPS is better.  When you use USPS, people say UPS is better.  As Mikey said, all shippers drop the ball from time to time. 

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Re: USPS via FedEx SmartPost
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 11:42:28 PM »
My last order shipped smart post and needless to say I'm just goin to start payin more for better shipping lol


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