UPS Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Parcel Delivery Services

Temkin Experience Ratings

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Of the 4 parcel delivery service companies we looked at, UPS earned the highest score for the third year in a row with a rating of 70%, putting it in 51st place overall out of 294 companies across 20 industries. FedEx came in second for the third year in a row with a rating of 68% and a rank of 69th overall. U.S. Postal Service came in third place and DHL received the lowest score in the industry by a significant margin. DHL has been the lowest scoring parcel delivery company for the past five years.


All parcel delivery company’s scores declined in the past year. U.S. Postal Service and DHL’s ratings decreased most, each dropping 7 percentage points, while FedEx’s score dropped 5 points, and UPS’s dropped 4.

Overall, the parcel delivery industry averaged a 67% rating in the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings and tied for 4th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry decreased by six percentage-points between 2015 and 2016, dropping from 73% to 69%.

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I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

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