mark wrote:I don't ship nearly the volume of CKTG, but do a fair amount of shipping at work.
In my experience:
USPS priority is the cheapest and usually the quickest way to ship
FedEx and UPS is a little more $, but are easier to work with and have much better claim service if anything is lost/broken etc.
This is our exact experience too. That's why most of the easy/cheap stuff goes USPS and we let FedEx do the rest. It works well for us. UPS is similar to FedEx but a little more money so we just stuck with FedEx continually over the last decade.