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Below are the various domestic delivery options available through Mailing Services. Federal Express and UPS are only available at the mountain top location. Express and Priority Mail services are only available through the Campus Post office. All other USPS services are available at the mountain top location.
Federal Express Priority Overnight
Federal Express Priority Overnight Service delivers to all major ZIP codes by 10:30 a.m. , most others by 3:00 p.m. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box.
Federal Express Standard Overnight
Federal Express Standard Overnight Service delivers to all major ZIP codes by 3:00p.m. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box.
Express Mail is the Postal Services premium service. It is the quickest and most reliable way to send anything through the Postal Service. Additionally, Express mail is the only service that can deliver overnight to a P.O. Box. Among the notable features of Express Mail is weekend and holiday delivery at no added cost. This makes Express Mail the best service to use on Fridays, when items need to be delivered as soon as possible. Express mail includes $500 in insurance at no additional cost. Additional insurance is available but only if the customer goes to the Post Office to mail the item. The problem with Express Mail is not only the high cost, but also that as an overnight service; it is less reliable than Federal Express. Like Federal Express, Express Mail does not guaranteed time sensitive service to extremely rural areas. If there is any doubt, look up the address at the Postal Service website at www.usps.gov and determine if overnight service is available to that particular ZIP Code. USPS items are sent using postage stamps or meter imprint.
Special services available - Signature Confirmation, Signature Release, Certified with return receipt
Unlike other services offered by the Postal Service, Express Mail requires the use of an airbill.
Federal Express Second-day
Federal Express Second day Service delivers to all major ZIP codes on the second business day, by 3:00p.m.., most other Zip codes by 3:00 p.m. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box. Unlike Priority Mail, Federal Express shipments are insured, traceable, and guaranteed.
Special services available - Declared Value Insurance
Federal Express - Express Saver
Federal Express, Express Saver Service delivers to most ZIP codes by 3:00p.m. , no later the third business day, most others by 3:00 p.m. This service may delivery items to near destinations sooner, but is guaranteed for the third business day. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box. Unlike Priority Mail, Federal Express shipments are insured, traceable, and guaranteed.
Special services available - Declared Value Insurance
The Postal Service considers Priority Mail to be an economical expedited service and claims to offer special, dedicated procedures for handling of Priority Mail. The published service standard for Priority mail is 2 to 3 days. Priority Mail costs start at $4.60. If the words "Priority Mail" appear anywhere on the packaging, the item must be charged Priority rates. Priority Mail packaging can be sent internationally.
Special services available - Signature Confirmation, Certified w/ return receipt, Delivery Confirmation, Ancillary Endorsement
When someone thinks of sending something through the mail, they are probably thinking of using First-Class mail without even realizing it. First-Class mail includes priority mail and all of the appropriate sub classes that pertain to First-class material. This includes presorted First-class mail. The published service standard for First-Class mail is 3 to 5 days, although there are no guarantees offered.
Special services available - Signature Confirmation, Delivery Confirmation, Ancillary Endorsement, Certified w/ return receipt
UPS Ground Service
United Parcel Service is an excellent choice for any package weighing 5 pound or more. UPS Ground Service carries with it, a minimum $100 insurance on anything shipped, pending how well the customer has packaged the shipment. Delivery time is comparable, or slightly slower than Priority Mail. UPS shipments are sent using the UPS Worldship software. UPS cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes.
Special services available - Insurance, C.O.D. Signature Confirmation, Signature release.
Standard MailFormerly known as 3 rd -Class mail, Standard Mail is more commonly thought of as "bulk-mail." The reason is that all standard mail rates are discounted, but require a minimum number of pieces. Additionally Standard Mail requires the mailer to present the mailing at the Post Office in a particular certain ZIP Code order. If you have a mailing of 200 or more of the same item, Standard Mail may be an option for you. Contact Mailing Services at 8-5402 for more information
This service is geared toward heavier shipments, more often than not, UPS will offer a better, less expensive service, no matter what you are sending or where. The exception is that UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box. Package Service has several sub-classes, which are based upon the contents of the item being shipped. These sub classes are listed below.
- Parcel Post - Anything, which cannot be sent by any of the means listed below, should be sent Parcel Post.
- Media Mail- Used for books, manuscripts, sheet music as well as other printed material.
- Library Mail - This is simply mail being sent from a nonprofit institution to another nonprofit institution.