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A 2005 post[edit]

Not sure how this content should be merged into this page I got it from Express Mail which I redirected here. Falphin 15:11, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Express Mail is a trademark of the United States Postal Service. The service provides next-day and second-day delivery to most ::locations within the United States. Express Mail is one of many available courier services.


This could also be titled Express delivery, and then make this a disamg page. Thoughts? Falphin 22:53, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Sounds like the bicycle courier sector? Honestly, our title currently reflects what the media calls this service.

lots of issues | leave me a message 12:45, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Merge suggestion[edit]

I already made a suggestion on what to do with these pages here. Lets' see if we can agree on some progress. Please discuss it there rather than cross-post. The main suggestion was to have Express Mail Service (a page you may have missed) should be merged with this page and expanded to become the main and only article. Incidentally this page and Express Mail(USPS) are virtually identical. Cheers ww2censor 04:20, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Done and removed all tags, except I have moved the POV tag to the USPS Express Mail section as I think this is still biased but have no references either way at the moment. ww2censor 03:08, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


This article has a whole section on express mail in the USA: why? Last time I checked this article wasn't about the US post office... Either add sections for a representative cross-section of other countries or delete the bit on US express mail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:21, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

You must not have read the article very closely. It covers accelerated Express Mail worldwide, the EMS service of UPU countries AND Express Mail in the US, all of which use the same term. Indeed it can do with some expansion in all areas, but it is global as it stands. Remember this is a merge of 3 different articles that cover different aspects that are called express mail. BTW, we bottom post. ww2censor (talk) 13:48, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
The intro talks mainly about EMS - the international express mail system - with just a brief nod to domestic services. Yet there is a whole section on the USPS. I think the USPS part should be added to the USPS page and deleted from this one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:55, 13 April 2008

Wikipedia articles are always works in progress. There is no need to delete the USPS section if it is relevant (I feel it is) as long as either (a) the USPS is a typical example of an EMS provider or (b) there is a reasonable expectation that a selection of other countries will eventually be added to the article. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 07:28, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Conflict of interest?[edit]

Express Mail is a very good deal, especially for small businesses that need to ship something in a hurry. Other private express carriers guarantee overnight or 2-day delivery by as early as 8:30 or 10:30 AM, however, many users have found that Express Mail is more reliable and less expensive than the private carriers' services. Many eBay sellers, for example, use Express Mail because the service can be more convenient and cheaper than private carriers. Express Mail also conveys other benefits under specific circumstances; U.S. patent applications and related documents transmitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office via USPS Express Mail carry the postmark date as the date of patent priority, so long as each document is mailed along with a signed certificate of mailing bearing the Express Mail tracking number of the mailing label.

It seems to me that this paragraph was written by someone who works for USPS. It looks like they're advertising the USPS Express Mail service and bashing other competitor's service. Isn't this not only a violation of WP:NPOV but also a WP:COI?

Express Mail Service (Japan)[edit]

Express Mail Service (EMS) redirects here, but it seems that "express mail" and "Express Mail Service" are two separate products. Both services are offered by Japan Post, using different pricing and limitations.

  • Express Mail Service[1] has a special price chart[2] and you can send up to 30 kg to more than 120 countries and territories. When using this service, a special label has to be used.
  • Express mail[3] is an extra service for regular mail and parcels, costing 260, 450 or 1300 yen in addition to the regular airmail price. No special label is used, but the word "express" (or "exprès") has to be written in a red font on the item. The maximum weight is 2 kg for mail, 5 kg for printed matters, 20 kg for parcels or 30 kg for printed matters in a special mail bag (sometimes with other limitations for items sent to certain countries). Unlike Express Mail Service, express mail is available to all countries in the world.

Japan Post is also explicitly stating that express mail can't be combined with Express Mail Service. Furthermore, I'm under the impression that there are some countries where express mail is handled by one carrier, whereas Express Mail Service is handled by another carrier. ( (talk) 13:42, 20 May 2010 (UTC))

This article covers both the global "Express Mail Service" program, and the existence of other "express mail" services offered by the regular postal services of various countries. Near the bottom of the article are sections for special services in various countries, and other comments above have asked for more country sections. Your comment above suggests that a Japanese section would be a good idea.
As for who handles express mail, the limit of this article is services that are sent from/through the regular national mail agency of the sending country (such as USPS in the US, Royal Mail in the UK and Japan Post in Japan), not who transports the mail to its final destination. (talk) 00:32, 13 November 2011 (UTC)


terrible article, plus many links are dead!! (talk) 06:18, 22 September 2013 (UTC)