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How Can I Avoid USPS When Shopping Online?

I quit Amazon because all my packages ship via USPS, either directly or FedEx SmartPost. Now I'm looking for online retailers who let me choose UPS or FedEx. Are there any? Also want to avoid SmartPost and its UPS equivalent. (Some merchants tell you a shipment will use FedEx/UPS but you find out after commiting the order that USPS handles the last mile. Right now I'm waiting on a SmartPost package turned over to USPS 150 miles from me and it will take 3 days to get it delivered from there.)
posted by justcorbly on Aug 11, 2015 - 15 answers

Miss Spiteful and Pipeworks brewing in Chicago, how can I ship them?

I moved to the Bay Area a year ago and have no complaints about the weather thus far. On the other hand I really miss the Chicago breweries that aren't available in stores out here. I'd love to get my hands on some of their new releases, particularly their stouts and porters. Anyone know if it's legal and possible to ship beer to CA for personal consumption and how to go about it?
posted by Carillon on Mar 10, 2015 - 3 answers

Best Overnight Shipping Option on Friday Evening

I have a very important document that I need ship on Friday evening(I can't ship it earlier) from California and it must arrive by Saturday in Ohio. Of the three major shipping services(USP, FedEx, USPS) which one will be best opinion? Timing is critical and money is less important issue.
posted by Carius on Jan 21, 2015 - 20 answers

Why did my gift get stuck 10 miles from my home?

Something strange happened to me at Christmas and I'm curious if the green can shed more light onto it. I bought something online from a trusted retailer that I've bought from frequently. This was my third purchase this fall to the same address. It was due to be delivered on the 23rd via a combination of UPS and USPS but never arrived. When I followed up a week or so later, the trusted retailer described it as "irretrievably lost" and overnighted replacement items. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 11, 2015 - 16 answers

Who will be delivering my USPS International Priority package?

I sent some friends in Sicily a gift via USPS Priority Mail International. I am trying to reach someone responsible for local/last leg delivery in Sicily, but who would that be? [more inside]
posted by brbmaroon on Jan 11, 2015 - 5 answers

Are my Stamps.com NetStamps still good if offset/cutoff?

I had to rush a print job while preparing internet orders for my web store and my "NetStamps" postage printed less than perfectly. Can I use them stamps or change them without my shipment failing? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Dec 6, 2014 - 1 answer

Shipping a significant quantity of books from US to UK. How? How much?

I'm moving soon (UK Home Office and God willing) from the US to England. I will be there for roughly 3 years, give or take, and am hoping that I can have a portion of my substantial amount of books there with me. Previous suggestions on shipping indicate USPS M-bags as the go-to choice, but USPS no longer offers anything but air service on media bags, pushing the cost to around $175 for 44 lbs. This is more than I want to spend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Best Books on shipping mail/news/orders/etc?

What is the best book on the history of sending mail, news, orders and other information by ship?
posted by michaelh on Jul 18, 2014 - 1 answer

What is the safest method to ship to Hong Kong?

I have a $2,000 piece of artwork that needs to get to Hong Kong. I am not sure what carrier I should go with and would love insight. I am pretty nervous about this, but also don't want to spend a fortune if I can help it. [more inside]
posted by Vaike on Mar 25, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I send these perfumes?

Can I ship bottles of perfume from Canada to the US? Can I ship them within Canada? [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Dec 30, 2012 - 2 answers

It shouldn't be this hard when Toronto is barely 100 miles from Buffalo, OK?

I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Dec 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Need help easily mailing 100 DVDs overseas

I need to ship almost 100 DVDs, many going overseas. How do I do this the easiest way possible? I know I have to fill out customs forms, determine postage to each country, etc. but is there an easy way to do this online? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Lost in Transiliteration

Help my package not get lost in transliteration! How do I address (Roman or Cyrillic) a package to Moscow? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

You've got Brown!

Is there any difference between UPS Basic and UPS Mail Innovations? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Dec 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Have I been given the wong (tracking) number here ?

I've ordered a dress on behalf of the wife and it is being made and shipped from the Ukraine. They have given us a tracking number, but I suspect it is an incorrect one: The number supplied starts with RA, then has 9 digits and ends with UA. I've looked at the USPS Track & Confirm page and there is no RA suffix, only RE - and they always end in US, not UA So have I been given bogus info ?
posted by Webbster on Oct 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Stop sending my stuff to my ex's house. Seriously.

How can I make sure that absolutely nothing - not letters, not catalogs, not packages, nothing - with my name and old address on it is ever left at my old place? I am in the US. [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Oct 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Why can you print every kind of postage except the reasonably priced ones???

Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jun 26, 2011 - 20 answers

What hardware and software do I need to print postage for a lot of envelopes?

What hardware and software do I need to print postage for a lot of envelopes? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Oct 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Moving cross-country. No new address. No money... Yikes!

My girlfriend and I are shipping all non fixtures from our 1 bedroom apartment across the country. We will not have a new address until after we move. What is the best way to ship everything? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Aug 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Refunded lost item surfaces, what now?

An item that I ordered many months ago, that was determined to be lost by the USPS and the value refunded to me finally arrived. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Joe Chip on Jul 26, 2010 - 10 answers

scared shipless

i need to ship a bunch of family photos across the country, but i'd be devastated if they got lost by UPS or the post office. what can i do to help ensure that my priceless memories reach their destination?
posted by phoeniciansailor on Jan 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Poor little banjo on the doorstep

How do I receive a USPS Parcel Post package that is (probably) getting delivered to my (closed) office this week? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Ship it or leave it

Can I ship some camping gear ahead of my travels and pick it up from the post office or UPS Store when I arrive? [more inside]
posted by indyz on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses?

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Take My Stuff - Please!

Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label?

How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Oh just give my package to anyone. No sweat.

Fedex gave my package to my random neighbor without asking me. WTF?! Isn't this a violation of privacy, some kind of breach of contract, and a financial risk to me? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Nov 13, 2006 - 28 answers

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