April 20 2011 08:07 PM

Postal News Blog--Most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) pay full retail prices to parcel delivery goliaths FedEx and UPS. Up-start EquaShip positions itself as David to the goliath twins, offering “big shipper discounts for the rest of us.” SMB’s often pay 2-4 times higher prices, get inferior customer service and must have all their parcels ready to go several hours earlier than larger shippers do. With SMBs’ limited buying leverage they are literally subsidizing larger competitors’ shipping discounts, only to find themselves having to compete with these competitors’ increasingly popular free shipping offers.

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