jsinger - 3:19 am on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Interesting topic as USPS is now a cheap option in many cases. With hidden fuel surcharges and charges for home delivery, UPS is nickel and diming us to death.
As always, a mailman comes to our business in the morning to deliver mail and he takes whatever we have going out, rarely more than a few small packages. He drives a small truck that he parks at our front door.
We deposit more outgoing USPS packages in a nearby mailbox around our closing time.
The bulk of our incoming and outgoing shipments go by UPS which we get twice everyday... Incoming in the morning and outgoing about 3 PM which is a nice arrangement. We can receive merchandise in the morning and ship it out to customers 5 hours later.
As for scheduling something more elaborate with USPS, I have no experience with it. It would be nice if we could arrange daily mail pickups around 5 PM at our door.