Hi Sandra, I’ve got a budding bead and jewelry business, in addition
to a million dollar plus per year ad specialty business. I ship the
more inexpensive beads through the US Post, but only if it’s something
I can easily replace. For everything else, we use UPS almost
exclusively. In fact, we’ve got a UPS Online system set up in our
warehouse. In the past 3 years we’ve shipped over $6 million worth
of merchandise and never had a lost package. With shipping via UPS
the package is automatically insured for up to $100 and it’s given a
tracking number. In addition, UPS has an excellent track record for
delivering on time. We trust them absolutely with our most valued
If I’m shipping something valuable or that has to be there on a
certain date, I DO NOT use the US Post Office!
If I’m shipping internationally, I usually use FedEx as their rates
tend to be lower than UPS. We’ve had very good experience with FedEx
We do not use Airborne Express anymore, as we’ve experienced regular
screw-ups with deliveries.
Okay, that’s my 2 cents worth. Hope this helps!