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I get stuff which is shipped using Fedex smartpost. I don't know if they are any more or less banged up and it takes longer to process through the PO.

I think you are overthinking it. Stuff gets damaged no matter who the carrier is. Just get insurance.

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Thank you, I appriciate it:)

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The fedex smartpost guys use pallets in my area. Most stuff comes through pretty good unless they stack the pallets then the corner boxes get smashed. Some of that problem is with the mailer using one piece of tape on a nearly empty box. Anyhow the pallet gets dropped off at the delvery post office and out for delivery the next day. Not much handling in the postal system.

Good packing is your best bet. Sturdy box and good tape protect against most handling.

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In my area I haven't had any troubles with the condition of packages arrived by Fedex services. I order most of my stuff online and I have pretty much experience in receiving packages, so far I haven't had any item damaged on arrival.

Most important for me is obviously that the package arrives to me and the item inside the package is not damaged. However, if you have concerns about how much time it takes to receive your package, there is way more variation how different carriers do. I have to give a lot of good credit for Amazon Prime shipping, they have 99.9% of times succeeded to get my package on time for me. There is only 1 time when I have received package late from Amazon, this time the carrier was Lasership. Most of packages they use UPS second day air and it is always perfect, sometimes Fedex Smartpost and for some weird reason, even Fedex Smartpost succeed to deliver on time when ordered from Amazon.

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UPS Ground and Fedex Ground are both really slow if I order something from west coast or central parts of U.S. to here Florida, but packages will arrive in good condition. Fedex Smartpost seems to be even slower than Fedex Ground when ordering from west coast. For long distance packages I would use USPS for good cost/performance ratio if I had a choice, but after all I'm pretty happy with any carrier. USPS tracking system just is not as good as I would hope it to be.

If your package arrives damaged I think it is just up to individuals who touch your package on the way. All carriers are big companies and there is a slight chance that all of them have some bad workers in some areas. If there is a lot of damaged packages reported on certain route; I'm sure they will try their best to get rid of the factor that damages them.