At TSS-Radio we always only used high-end shipping options – UPS and USPS Priority. You won’t find us sending packages Parcel Post or First Class or using un-proven shippers and logistics companies, since they are not reliable enough.
However, for cheap and light products, like a satellite radio power cord, paying an additional $5 or in shipping stinks.
Yesterday we unveiled a new shipping option for that circumstance. It is called UPS Mail Innovations that is as reliable as USPS Priority but much cheaper.
It works by having UPS deliver the package to your local post office and USPS delivers it to you. Since UPS takes it almost all the way there, the reliability and speed are much better than similarly low-cost shipping methods from the USPS.
Mail Innovations is Cheaper for Light Items
This method is slightly slower than USPS Priority, but it still gets to most of the US within 3-4 days (green and blue areas).
Mail Innovations Transit Times
Mail Innovations does not offer tracking, but it does offer delivery confirmation, which is almost as good. In fact, it is the same delivery confirmation available on the more expensive USPS Priority option. However, it’s confusing because you have to go to the USPS website, NOT the UPS website (even though this option has UPS in the name). See below for an example of what the delivery confirmation information looks like (on a test package that I sent to my home).
Hopefully this additional shipping option makes shopping at TSS-Radio more affordable and convenient.