'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.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.