US Postal Service Express Mail

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  • Express Me!

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Customer Service/Good Delivery Speed
    Cons: A little more expensive.

    Summary: I recently had to send a package through Express Mail. I had to have some documents delivered quickly; with a guarantee they would get there. I went to the U.S Post office and gave the clerk my package telling him exactly what I needed. The clerk ... read more

  • When it needs to get there whenever priority mail is the worst

    Aug 22, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: There are way to many to list here.

    Summary: US postal service says  2-3 day for priority mail. In reallaity it shoudl be 2-3 weeks. I order Itemfrom Los Angeles area to be shipped to Tehachapi CA, still in southern california. Now I did a change of address right after item shipped I ... read more

  • USPS Express Mail -- worst delivery service ever -- do not use!

    Aug 26, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: (1) It is cheaper than UPS and FedEx
    (2) It theoretically will deliver on weekends
    Cons: (1) Lost/stolen packages
    (2) System failures -- scan/tracking/customer service
    (3) Rude customer service
    (4) Deceptive practices

    Summary: Here's my lovely experience:Friday August 21, 2009 am -- I go to the post office and purchase a USPS money order and select Express Mail shipping to an eBay seller whose auction I won.  Right off the bat the guy starts saying how there is no ... read more

  • Even Their E-Mail is Late

    Apr 23, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I get my money back.
    Cons: Express mail is anything but express.

    Summary: I had an important letter to send. And, fool that I am, I trusted the United States Postal Service to deliver it. Hey, I thought, if I use their premiere service, Express Mail, even they can't muck it up, right? Sure, I had lots of bad ... read more

  • "Economy" to Asia...Seat Not Included

    Jul 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, reliable, guaranteed service to Japan, Hong Kong, and China.
    Cons: Not "cheap."

    Summary: Background- I regularly ship parcels from the US to Japan, most often to either Tokyo or Okazaki (near Nagoya). I also occasionally ship parcels to Hong Kong, and rarely Shenzhen, China. I have used several services in the past, but have ... read more

  • Not Too Great

    Sep 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saturday delivery for no extra cost. Decent pricing.
    Cons: Not overly reliable. Impossible to know pick up cut-off times.

    Summary: We have a small family business and have need to ship probably 100 overnight packages a month. We have fairly extensive experience with all the major shipping carriers. Succinctly, USPS Express Mail is our overnight method of last resort. One of the ... read more

  • Express sNail: When You Really Don't Care When It Arrives

    Feb 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The package will probably get delivered.
    Cons: It will take two or three weeks to get there.

    Summary: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Well, the shame is on me now. I've paid the premium for the touted Express sNail service twice now, and you can judge for yourself whether the money was well spent. First experience: I waited ... read more

  • Efficient, Convenient and Economical, but too many exceptions

    Jun 25, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenient/flexible, economical
    Cons: Too inefficient, too many "exceptions to the rule" that seem to vary with each PO

    Summary: I recently purchased my first eBay item and decided in order to get the item faster to overnight the Money Order to seller. I decided to go with Express Mail because: 1) It was the cheapest (about $13 vs. $18-20 for UPS or FedEx) 2) I could go to ... read more

  • Express Mail: Late but Free

    Oct 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Good for Rural Areas, Easy Refunds.
    Cons: Late.

    Summary: My broker has a 6-day clearing period for checks, or so I thought. I had a timely transaction that needed to go through, so off to the Post Office. I printed an electronic label at home to mail the letter. It would be $13.65. The postmistress informed me ... read more

  • Use it only as a last resort

    Jun 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No customs forms
    Cons: Very slow service, lack of tracking information, poor customer service

    Summary: I operate a Mail order business and ship packages everyday. I have learned the hard way not to use t ... read more

  • Good enough for Government Work

    Sep 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, easy access to pick-ups
    Cons: Whoops, didn't arrive on time, no one know why. Terrible tracking.

    Summary: Short and sweet. I needed to send a purchase contract for next day delivery. The seller would not mail the merchandise until she received the signed contract. I dropped the standard letter package at the post office at 1:15 pm and was assured next day ... read more

  • Package arrived late, but money returned

    Dec 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: They gave me my money back since the package arrived late.
    Cons: The package arrived late!

    Summary: When you absolutely, positively need to have it there on time, better look somewhere else. I sent a small package from Sacramento to the Seattle area (about a 14 hour drive). They said it would be there by noon the next day. The next evening ... read more

  • Don't count on it!

    Dec 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: overnight service is not overnight

    Summary: If you are sending a package via express mail don't count on it being there on time...not if it really counts! My mother in law was dying of ovarian cancer in a Veterans Administration Hospice in California and she had said that she wanted some fudge ... read more

  • A New meaning to the word Express

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing
    Cons: See Above

    Summary: AAAAAGGGGGH. That sums up my dealing with USPS when it comes to express mail or any derivative there of. My latest adventure was with "International Guaranteed Delivery”. Given my geographic location I have some what limited access to freight ... read more

  • When It Absolutely Positively Has to Get Somewhere, Sometime

    Dec 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Somewhat Inexpensive, Saturday/Sunday Delivery for Same Price
    Cons: Unreliable, Spotty Tracking Service, They Try to Con You Out of Your Refund

    Summary: Since this is a time of year when many of you may be considering the selection of an express delivery company, I am going to share with you my horror stories about the United States Postal Service's Express Mail. I'll try to be fair, and mix the good ... read more

  • BEWARE WHEN USING USPS EXPRESS MAIL

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: THEY HAVE A LICENSE TO STEAL, AND USE IT.

    Summary: I would not recommend this service to anyone, nor will I EVER use it again myself. The Postal Service claims that when you send a package by Express Mail it will only be delivered to, or released to, the addressee. Don't believe it! My experience with ... read more

  • Don't Send to Colby, Kansas

    Nov 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You don't to hire an outside company to come pick up your package
    Cons: it doesn't always get there in the time you need

    Summary: I work for a Law Office who regularly does Real Estate closings where the bank or the realator are not local. Often we need to send mail OverNight mail to get the package to the bank in time. However, don't live in PA and want to send to a bank in ... read more

  • If You Need It There In A Hurry...Use Another Service!

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can track it online, no hassle refunds.
    Cons: Never gets there on time.

    Summary: Recently I needed to get some documents across the country in a hurry. I decided to use the US Postal Service Express Mail mainly because it was convenient for me. I had shipped things before using 2 or 3-day priority but I had never tried the ... read more

  • Can't trust It

    Oct 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: not many
    Cons: too many too list

    Summary: As a Neighborhood Postal Center owner, we offer many forms of mailing and shipping packages. Whenever a customer asks "How about Express Mail" I have to tell them it just does not always get there on time. If you file for a refund, good luck. ... read more

  • The holidays are coming--Are you ready??

    Oct 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No extra charge for Christmas day delivery
    Cons: none

    Summary: Some of you know that I work for the US Post Office and that I dislike the business practices of UPS. Therefore, some may not want to read this epinion. But those of you that do, I want to give you some solutions to those holiday woes. The ... read more

  • fast but with a price

    Oct 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fast and insured
    Cons: too expensive

    Summary: Trying to mail out something with express mail is nice and fast, you can insure the item which is even better. I believe you get automatically $500 for the insurance coverage. The thing is that it already cost $12 for you to send the package, you ... read more

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