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Re: My experience buying from Baron USA
Ritchard, there are some new shipping "schemes" in the US where packages are shipped by UPS (and/or Fedex?) to a post office, dropped off in bulk, and then the USPS does the "last mile" delivery to the door. In theory this makes delivery cheaper since the first carrier is always taking large loads, while the USPS already has invested in delivery to every door every day.
I'm not sure who the players are or what their terms or, much less if they're doing the same thing to Canada and other points, but a call to UPS or Fedex should get the real options, including brokerage questions, answered for you.
The downside to the new options is that of course now there are two "shippers" who can lose each single package, and make it much harder to track.