Courier, Express and Postal Observer--FedEx has been offering a branded joint-line service with the Postal Service for some time now. United Parcel Service will likely soon market its joint line service under a new name "UPS Surepost" rather than previous unappealing name, "UPS Basic."

The name UPS Surepost name was trademarked in 2010. The name does not appear on UPS's website but based on posts on Able Commerce Shopping Cart Software and Browncafe, it appears that UPS is test marketing the brand and the service. Information on UPS Surepost is also available on a web page dedicated to UPS Worldship software.

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