A first class letter takes three days to reach Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from Miami Beach, Florida, according to the United States Postal Serviceâ€™s online postage price calculator. Faster service is available using the Postal Serviceâ€™s Priority Mail Express flat rate envelopes, though at significantly higher prices.
Two other major shipment and logistics companies providing various price and speed of delivery options are United Parcel Service and FedEx. Their offerings include both local and long-distance overnight deliveries as well as two-day deliveries.
Customers using the U.S. Postal Service are able to save on cost, whereas United Parcel Service and FedEx provide their patrons with speedier service and more detailed tracking, according to reviewers cited by ConsumerSearch.com.