shipping items seems unreliable now

 

I may be wrong, but I think I'm right.

In the old days (pre pandemic), things moved over the weekend, even though they were not delivered.

Much of it doesn't do anything on weekends it seems nowadays. Just sits.

meaning you ship Friday instead of Monday, you gain 1 business day. I believe in the past, you gained Sat and Sun by making the Friday pickup.

I just checked, and I know that the UPS store has no pickups on Sat. But the actual UPS customer centers are not even open lol

What if you need something to arrive on Monday and are willing to pay?

The whole lack of guarantees and all the misdeliveries since early 2020 are a shame.

My latest incident is I went to the office Thu to ship out some items. Quite valuable maybe $22k in a box.

Normally, there's a pickup at about 5:30 PM. So what happens is if I check online maybe by 8 PM, I'll see the origin scan.

Guess what? Nothing at all. I shipped something else to PA, which had all the normal scans, pickup, origin, depart, processing, on vehicle, out for delivery, delivered. By this time, which was 11 AM Friday, nothing on the first delivery.

Let's be real, the box was unassuming, nothing about it says please I am very valuable use white gloves.

It shows up 7 PM EST online, in Hodgkins, IL, with an origin scan, as it's headed to WI. What I mean is, anyone that looks at the tracking, would think a label was created, and it was dropped off in IL. How did it get from PA to IL?

Imagine that?

I'll say it again folks, on a personal level? Anything at all that is valuable, take it yourself to UPS or FedEx and get a receipt. If you send from work or a drop box, and there's no record that it entered into the carriers' systems, they're not gonna be able to help.

Man I'm tired of it--wish I could say, what me, worry?! I was worried about the items.

Since before election we

Since before election we have been noticing a somewhat erratic nature of shipping delays....
Both USA Shipping and overseas deliveries...
I'm discounting weather issues... That happens but it's kind of easy to spot... Especially when you live in the mountains...
Some of the crazy USPS things we've encountered:
Deliveries being flagged as: "Out For Delivery", at a City in an altogether different state than we reside in, that then delays delivery for weeks until they determine they are in wrong state.... (And when it gets here nothing on label is hand written or smudged)
China Delivery's arriving faster than cross country USA deliveries..
UPS, DHL, or FedX handing off to USPS, and then the package sits at the hand-off site for days before it continues on to us...
And our Favorite.... USPS Package bouncing back and forth between two or 3 cities, two or three times before it heads our way.... Again, label is clear and not smudged!

Then there is the occasional lost package... that arrives a month or more later.. We had one of those.. that arrived weeks after the replacement order did!

All of these have been documented via the Tracking data that you get from seller's....

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License plates

My new license plates were mailed to me from a city less than twenty miles from my home. They were sent USPS Priority Mail. They took four weeks to arrive. The ticket I got for expired plates was dismissed yesterday.

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it's the dog's fault

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USPS is just poor in how

USPS is just poor in how them as a whole implement their tracking. Even Amazon's own delivery service is much more accurate in getting the package where it needs to be and on actual day.

For UPS and Fed Ex they don't have the people.....

At least where I live they have hiring fairs for UPS, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground as well as many other companies desperate for workers. They can't find enough people. USPS same thing in my area. They can't find people to deliver the mail. Obviously they have other systematic issues as well. Some of this comes down to managing what resources you have. If you don't have enough people you have to find ways to live with what you can do. Many companies are having trouble with employee retention as well. You have less employees and so they are expected and in most cases have to do more. Work faster and longer and have to put up with customers who are becoming outright rude. Companies don't like to pay overtime either or raise wages though the more successful ones have adjusted. With companies desperate you can see the training and quality of employees in some industries is declining as well. The joke about hiring someone if they could fog a mirror is becoming a reality in more and more areas of the economy and it shows.

Dropping out

A lot of people have dropped out of the work force. Yesterday, I heard from someone in Florida that her church was holding a job fair. The concern they had was not whether potential employers would be there, but whether people interested in seeking jobs would turn up in sufficient number to make the event a success.

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personal GPS user since 1992

Amazon

I get fast turnaround from Amazon. Ordered something Friday afternoon and it was delivered Saturday by 5 pm.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Let's face it

People are getting lazy and don't want to work. Back in the day, (and I'm only talking 10 years or so ago), people took pride in the job that they did. It didn't matter what type of job that you held, you (or at least, most people did), took pride in what you did. All of a sudden, pride in the job didn't matter. It was how much are you going to pay me, no matter the job skills that the person had. It was an entitlement situation. 'I am here, you owe me, so pay me the big bucks.' My grandson just got out of the Army and had a delivery job waiting at Fed Ex. He works for a subcontractor and he gets paid a straight salary of $160.00 per day. No matter if he works 4 hours, 6 hours, or 12 hours a day. Most days he is done within 6 hours. That comes out to $26.66 an hour. Not bad money. But they are begging for people to work and can't find anyone. Everyone wants to sit at home hoping that someone will take care of them. I see people standing at corners holding signs, saying that they are homeless and they need help. But, just across the street there is a business begging for help paying $15-16.00 an hour. Boggles the mind. Our local post office is constantly rotating people in and out because they don't have the people to fill the positions. They currently have a help wanted sign in the window. McDonald's, same story. $15.00 an hour. Can't get people to work.

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Face It

maddog67 wrote:

People are getting lazy and don't want to work. Back in the day, (and I'm only talking 10 years or so ago), people took pride in the job that they did. It didn't matter what type of job that you held, you (or at least, most people did), took pride in what you did. All of a sudden, pride in the job didn't matter. It was how much are you going to pay me, no matter the job skills that the person had. It was an entitlement situation. 'I am here, you owe me, so pay me the big bucks.' My grandson just got out of the Army and had a delivery job waiting at Fed Ex. He works for a subcontractor and he gets paid a straight salary of $160.00 per day. No matter if he works 4 hours, 6 hours, or 12 hours a day. Most days he is done within 6 hours. That comes out to $26.66 an hour. Not bad money. But they are begging for people to work and can't find anyone. Everyone wants to sit at home hoping that someone will take care of them. I see people standing at corners holding signs, saying that they are homeless and they need help. But, just across the street there is a business begging for help paying $15-16.00 an hour. Boggles the mind. Our local post office is constantly rotating people in and out because they don't have the people to fill the positions. They currently have a help wanted sign in the window. McDonald's, same story. $15.00 an hour. Can't get people to work.

People now days want something for nothing. Free government money why work.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

nothing for sure nowadays

you are set to fly, then it get cancelled, or diverted midflight.
get more lead time for important agendas..