Shipping Domestic Parcels from Ann Arbor Michigan                                                        Home

Best Prices:
UPS Stores and FedEx Kinko's compete directly with each other for Ground/Truck Shipping of individual parcels up to 70 lbs. Both should offer lower prices, better service and shorter lines than the Post Office.   If your box is over 70 lbs, larger than 20x20x20, or if you have multiple boxes that total more than 150 lbs, it is likely that you will obtain a better price and service shipping by freight.

Best Practices - Make Certain you have shipping and not Moving Boxes:
Another consideration is that you need to make certain that the boxes you are using for shipping are "shipping" boxes and not "moving boxes"  Shipping boxes are significantly stronger so that they are not crushed on conveyor belts or being individually loaded into trucks and stacked beneath other boxes of varying weights.    SHIPPING BOXES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EXPENSIVE than the kind of moving boxes you can get at Penske or U-Haul for as little as $1.50 for a 12x10x12 inch book box.

USE THE WRONG BOXES AND YOUR SHIPMENT 
WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR INSURANCE IF DAMAGE OCCURS.

Freight Option - safer way to ship boxes, low cost and door to door service:
If you are concerned about the appropriateness of your boxes, freight shipping where your boxes are picked up at your residence, placed on a pallet and shrink wrapped, may be the safest and most cost effective situation for you.  Your boxes will never be bounced down a conveyor belt, and the pallet can be delivered to your door, or if you want to save money, you can pick up at the freight terminal.