'Tis the Season to Ship - Who's the Cheapest?

In this supersonic age of getting it there on time with few moments to spare, which of the mailing services is the most economical?

Kiplinger.com decided to test the waters by sending a 10- pound fruitcake across the United States. They surveyed various overnight carriers as well as the U.S. Postal Service.

The results? They found that the service was mostly the same around the country, but found that the U.S. Postal Service had the best rates, even for express rates rather than regular ground rates.

It's best to compare services, but if you are cost-conscious, then you can feel assured the Postal Service is a good buy.


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