Originally Posted by Heedehcheenuh
Yeah Fedex said Newegg shipped it Smartpost . That is the package was to be shipped Fedex then handed over to USPS. Now to me..that is just not very smart logistics. Why pay 2 companies (Fedex and USPS) to drop the ball and have one cover it like a pro. I told Newegg they need to review this and think about the fuel cost and effectiveness of this. I told them to drop the Smartpost and never use it again. smh
It's actually very good business sense to pass along packages. Move the package most of the way through your network and collect most of the shipping fee. Fedex/UPS/DHL does not have the nework that USPS does. USPS delivers to every house, 6 days a week. Fedex does not do that. If you're not in an area that Fedex often delivers or has a lot of other customers then they may have to spend a lot of time and fuel to go deliver a package out where they have few customers. USPS is going to be there anyway, just pass it long to them. It doesn't take much extra for USPS. Fedex may lose money delivering like this but its probably less of a loss if they carried it the whole way.
I'm not even sure Newegg has a say in this. Fedex probably contracted it out no matter what they said about Newegg. Its like mortgages probably. Contracts bought and sold.