so i was chatting with Erika today about the differences in shipping... and here's what i found out.
UPS automatically insures your package and gives you a tracking number. it lets you track the package all the way up until it arrives at your door, and you sign for it.
USPS... also has a tracking number, and insurance but has to be purchased separately.
here's what i learned where UPS is different from USPS.
USPS scans the package and considers your package delivered once the postal worker picks up his load to deliver for the day. so if he comes in at 8am, and he gets car jacked at 8:01am... your package is "labeled" delivered already on the electronic tracking number. The post office might not know who that driver is, when it was picked up (they might work an afternoon shift, etc).
UPS on the other hand, scans your package again when they hand it to you or if they leave it at your doorstep, backdoor.... they'll scan it, and that'll be noted on the tracking number. the time, place and driver will also be on there. thats why promatch prefers UPS.
if something gets lost, it will be easier for a company like promatch to determine where the package got lost. (i.e. in transit, stolen from your front door, etc. they will get refunded the money, and the end consumer will get their new/replacement battery packs faster.)
just an explanation i thought id share. i learned something today
and i felt like sharing.