via insured Priority Mail through their Click-N-Ship program, so I
can mail from home.
I won’t get into the other options, since this thread has focused on
USPS. And of course “higher end” is a relative term. To me, that
Something that’s pretty essential to know, though. ALL mail -
insured, certified, priority - goes into the same bag. Your insured
box gets thrown on the same truck as Billy’s postcard from Bolivia.
Once you mail it, it’s just another piece of mail in the pile.
The only exception to that is registered mail. Registered mail is
logged and (internally) tracked. It travels in it’s own containers
under lock and key and usually armed guards. It’s the only real
level of security USPS offers beyond the honor system. If your
insured box is lost, they will pay for it, yes. They are good about
that. But there’s no real system in place to keep it from happening,
beyond employee honesty, either.