I have always tried to keep my Shipping Charges to a minimum. In that regard, I use Standard First Class Package service provided by the USPS, as the typical way to ship out my Ross Coin Punch Alignment Cards. Lately, I end up spending several hours each week, just checking the Tracking Status of packages, filing Lost Mail forms, Official Complaints with the USPS and lots of time on the phone trying to chase down lost and delayed packages.
Of course, not all of my shipments end up in trouble, but lately it seems like the number of delayed or lost packages are on the rise. And, it is very frustrating and time consuming because the time spent with the USPS issues could be spent making my Cards.
Lately, I have added a second Shipping choice for customers to utilize. It is Priority Mail, and although it costs a couple of bucks more than the First Class Package, I have yet to have any problems with lost or delayed Priority Mail packages. In that light, I would highly recommend that my customers choose the Priority Mail option for their Shipping Option at Checkout.