Already, the USPS gets something to you for about .45 cents which FEDEX may charge you $5.00 or more. Granted, they get it faster however with just a small amount of pre-planning you can change that $5.00+ charge to .45. Most of what FEDEX is charging us for is a premium for our inefficiency and lack of planning.
Enter the USPS in the same day shipping. As we know, the infrastructure costs for same day shipping are massive (advantage Wal-mart over Amazon since Wal-Mart has essentially 4500 distribution centers) and thus usually make it economically impractical. The USPS has some interesting, already in place, advantages:
- Huge infrastructure - generally an office in every town regardless of size
- Already mandated to go to just about every house every day in the Country
- Will pick up as well as delivery and usually without an appointment.
- If you are not home, the trip to the USPS is generally very short (FEDEX for example has pulled out of my small town. If I am not home when a FEDEX shipment comes and I want it I have to drive 1/2 hour to get it.. my post office is less than 1 mile away)
This should be fun to watch!