If you run your own business, you know that there are numerous decisions to make very day. You need to determine pricing, marketing, promotion, public relations, and more. Unfortunately, shipping is also normally on the list of things to figure out. Shipping can be a pain as prices have only gone up in recent times. It can be hard to know which carrier is best for your business.
There are a number to choose from ranging from USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Thankfully, there are parcel shipping contract benchmarking that will help you find the best deal for your business. Some of them will even help you through the negotiation process. In this video, you will learn more about the various shipping carriers.
In general, it seems that USPS is significantly cheaper for smaller packages weighing five pounds of less. Their flat-rate boxes make calculations easy. However, USPS is surprisingly unreliable when it comes to consistent delivery time. Time of year and shipping load can affect whether your package gets to its destination on time or not. If you have larger shipments, FedEx may be the way to go. They are often willing to negotiate their price down to meet your needs. Plus, they are far more consistent than USPS.