Some of the people I've dealt with over the past six months or so have heard me complain ad nauseum about my experiences with the USPS and, in particular, their inability to read signs on my door that say, "DO NOT LEAVE PACKAGES HERE; PLEASE HOLD AT POST OFFICE." Between the beginning of October and the end of November last year, I had at least three packages stolen off my doorstep despite that sign being put up in huge block letters and multiple calls to the Post Office to tell them to hold my mail. I finally gave up and got a PO box so they wouldn't even have an excuse to leave something at my apartment.
FedEx is just about as bad, as they not only can't read large signs, but they ignore their own policies regarding obtaining a signature for deliveries completely. I can't tell you how many times the legendary "FRONT DOOR" has signed for FedEx packages over the years. Most of the time, even when I'm home, they just dump the package at my front door, jump back in the truck, and drive away without even knocking. I almost had a conniption when my EE Mandalorian/Clones box sets shipped via FedEx (despite my having paid for and requested UPS as the shipper; if I hadn't gotten my package that time, I was ready to call EE and give them an earful for that "oversight") and a note I left on the door for them to please just leave a notice and keep the package at my rental office was torn off the door with no notice left behind. Thankfully I was able to reach my rental office the next morning and they had the package, but how hard would it have been for the FedEx delivery person to just leave a ******* notice on the door that he had done what I had requested. Oh, I guess I should have inferred that from the way he tore my own note down and took it with him.
UPS is seriously the only carrier I've had next to no problems with. That isn't to say I haven't had problems, but at least there are ways to correct them or gain restitution. FedEx just doesn't give a flying **** what happens once they leave the package (even if they take it to the wrong place), and good luck getting anything out of USPS whatsoever.
It sucks that anytime I order something, I have to have it sent to friends' homes who have relatives at home all day to sign for it because otherwise it would get stolen.