Choosing a shipping company can be difficult with so many merchants and logistics companies available. At UNA Purchasing Solutions, we have done our homework and have chosen to partner with the best in both service and price.

We want to share our findings with you because we’re committed not only to saving your company money through group purchasing but also to partner strategically with suppliers that offer you the highest quality service.

FedEx vs. UPS - FedEx infographic - Age & Speed of network, ability to bundle services, acquisitions, reduced labor costs, independent network & contractors

Five Reasons to Choose FedEx vs. UPS

1.Age and speed of the Ground network

When you are partnering with FedEx, you’re investing for the future. Currently, UPS holds about 60% of the Ground market share, but FedEx has invested a significant amount of money into establishing their Ground network as the fastest and most up-to-date.

FedEx is 27% faster nationwide on ground service on average.  Studies have proven that if you shipped the same ground package on FedEx vs. UPS, FedEx would deliver it at least one day sooner. And the vehicles themselves are much newer and more automated, which has led to a lower damage ratio than UPS nationwide.

2.Ability to bundle services

Tying in their freight, ground, and express spend, FedEx offers loyalty discounts based on how much is spent on each service. This is especially beneficial when your company partners with UNA Purchasing as we can help save you a lot of money! While UPS does offer bundles, they are hindered by their LTL (less than truckload) restrictions.

3.Acquisitions

In the past three years, FedEx has acquired Genco, Supaswift, BONGO and TNT Express. This larger network means more offered services for FedEx customers to benefit from.

4.Reduced labor costs

FedEx is a non-unionized company while UPS is unionized. A non-unionized company is attractive to customers because it means FedEx labor costs are half of UPS’, yielding a better price-per-delivery.

5. Independent networks and contractors

Having ground and express services independent of one another minimizes damages, missorts, and speeds the delivery process up considerably for FedEx. UPS has only one system for both services, allowing for confusion and mistakes. Also, when you use FedEx Ground, you’re supporting local and small businesses, as ground drivers are independent contractors!


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