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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    That's certainly a big part of the problem. Some companies just seem to print out labels and forget all about the actual packages!
    IMO, the biggest part of the problem is employee morale, and the rationale of financial benefit of working the same number of hours as they were before. Having dealt with an industry where employees have actually benefited financially from the pandemic because of all sorts of Fed programs, I have seen the adverse affects of giving people money they were not counting on, and then tying it to them working less not more.

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    Most of the trouble I’ve had with USPS has been due to the ravages of COVID-19 at distribution centers. One outgoing package took months to reach its destination at the height of the first wave. I had one package from Greece take forever to get here—but it did get here. I’d say my packages have been on schedule pretty close to 99% of the time, though. My local mail carriers have been great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    IMO, the biggest part of the problem is employee morale, and the rationale of financial benefit of working the same number of hours as they were before. Having dealt with an industry where employees have actually benefited financially from the pandemic because of all sorts of Fed programs, I have seen the adverse affects of giving people money they were not counting on, and then tying it to them working less not more.
    Those are really good points. There are so many components to this mess.

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    Well, Stimulus Money is in full effect.

    Monday, March 22, 2021
    3:43 PM BELLEVILLE, MI
    Arrived at FedEx location
    3:39 PM FEDEX SMARTPOST BELLEVILLE, MI My packages seem to like Michigan
    Arrived at FedEx location
    Saturday, March 20, 2021
    3:13 PM PORTAGE, OH Nope , close but no cologne
    In transit
    3:10 AM GROVE CITY, OH
    In transit
    Friday, March 19, 2021
    11:34 AM FEDEX SMARTPOST GROVE CITY, OH
    Departed FedEx location
    10:58 AM FEDEX SMARTPOST GROVE CITY, OH
    Arrived at FedEx location
    1:06 AM GROVE CITY, OH Almost here
    In transit
    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    10:41 AM KEASBEY, NJ
    Departed FedEx location
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    7:21 PM KEASBEY, NJ
    Arrived at FedEx location
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    1:04 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx

    My package should have arrived in Akron after Grove City.
    I've now learned when my package is in transit limbo after Grove , it's going someplace else.

    I was getting shipments pretty decently up to the stimulus , and I expect that it will resume to normal soon.

    The Fedx Smartpost says I should get my package this Friday. 3/26
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBS1 View Post
    I've now learned when my package is in transit limbo after Grove , it's going someplace else.
    One thing's for sure, we're developing pretty good tracking programs in our own brains...we know that if X is true, then Y and Z will surely follow.

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    FedX
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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    7:31 PM INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    Left FedEx origin facility
    2:01 PM INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    Arrived at FedEx location
    1:32 PM INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    Picked up
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    8:44 PM

    FedX now considers my parcel , lost.
    So if your parcel is in transit too long , well you know how ends .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBS1 View Post
    FedX now considers my parcel , lost.
    That's the official word, so at least they'll reimburse you. But unless the box was delivered to the wrong address and the person kept it, it could still turn up.

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    SmartPost seems to be the dumbest idea USPS has ever come up with. Nothing like adding a middle man to mess things up. FedEx & UPS come to my village everyday without exception. Half of the time they hang on to the package and deliver it themself with few problems although not problem free concerning FedEx. FedEx in my area uses contract carriers and these contract drivers seem to care less if the package is delivered to the right address.

    JBS1, think positive so you attract what you think and it will show up, eventually, maybe, we all hope so anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaFrank75 View Post
    SmartPost seems to be the dumbest idea USPS has ever come up with. Nothing like adding a middle man to mess things up. FedEx & UPS come to my village everyday without exception. Half of the time they hang on to the package and deliver it themself with few problems although not problem free concerning FedEx. FedEx in my area uses contract carriers and these contract drivers seem to care less if the package is delivered to the right address.

    JBS1, think positive so you attract what you think and it will show up, eventually, maybe, we all hope so anyway.
    I've always had great service with FedX .
    When I get my packages from Adidas , they come directly from FedX .
    This particular package was scheduled to be delivered on 3/25 .
    It is still in transit . Limbo .
    Today is 4/06.
    I chatted with a FedX rep, and he said it is considered lost.
    I'll speak with FedX again today . This will make a 3rd attempt.
    It's not so much in FedX , as it is with Adidas .
    I chatted with them twice concerning this package .
    I don't think the customer service reps are well informed about their policies.
    They tend to change , even during online chatting .
    I'll ask for the case , if needed , to be elevated.
    I always get my packages from Adidas in two to 4 days, always .
    I think they are just swamped with new reps etc.
    I t will be resolved .
    Thank you both Bonnet and yourself for your supportive comments.

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    With all the bashing that the USPS has taken in this thread, it seemed only fair that I should weigh in with an amazingly good experience I've just had with them.

    I had a package due today with signature required, and when the mail carrier passed me by without stopping, I looked at the tracking around 2 p.m. It said "delivered" and showed it was signed for by someone with a name that doesn't exist in my household. Obviously it was misdelivered. I filed on online notice on the USPS website, and within an hour I got a phone call from a friendly and competent-sounding woman from the Post Office saying they would put geo-tracking on it immediately and that I would hear from them within a day.

    I was impressed. I'll be even more impressed if they live up to her promise, and get my package to me promptly.

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    Excellent report, Cook.bot! Yes, credit where it's due. And I hope they follow through with prompt delivery.

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    OK, OK, you're right cookbot .
    Enough USPS bashing .
    Soooo then let's do some eye rolling good griefs with
    DHL

    Was waiting for my Agar Aura , aaaannddddddd

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Location Time Piece
    26 Processed at ORLANDO - USA ORLANDO, FL - USA 17:24 Who says lighting doesn't strike twice
    1 Piece
    25 Shipment on hold MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH - USA 12:39
    1 Piece
    24 Arrived at Delivery Facility in MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS - USA MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH - USA 12:35
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    23 Shipment arrived at incorrect facility. Sent to correct destination ORLANDO, FL - USA 09:57 It Happens
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    22 Departed Facility in CINCINNATI HUB - USA CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 06:55
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    Monday, April 05, 2021 Location Time Piece

    They sent my package back to where they initially sent it incorrectly ,

    OK, I got on the chat boxes today with Adidas and FedX .
    FedX was a phone call which had me trying to set up a claim .
    Adidas took sometime , but they came through .
    This time with Adidas , I had what I wanted to chat hand written down ahead of time.
    It worked like wonders . I wasn't trying to play catch with live chat , for i had my points and dates all laid out.

    Cookbot, I understand the stress the shippers are going through, for I once too had those deadlines to meet.
    This is a nice place for us to vent , and get helpful hints from replies.

    Please inform us how your GeoTracker turns out.
    Last edited by JBS1; 7th April 2021 at 12:29 AM. Reason: cnatspeeel

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    It seems like DHL International Service to the US is better than DHL domestic service within the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    It seems like DHL International Service to the US is better than DHL domestic service within the US.
    Yup, these are Agar Aura samples , and they did come from KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA,
    but once it hit the US , oh well, it made it back to Cincinnati .

    29 Processed at CINCINNATI HUB - USA CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 02:01
    28 Arrived at Sort Facility CINCINNATI HUB - USA CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 01:26

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Location Time
    27 Departed Facility in ORLANDO - USA ORLANDO, FL - USA 23:13
    26 Processed at ORLANDO - USA ORLANDO, FL - USA 17:24
    25 Shipment on hold MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH - USA 12:39
    24 Arrived at Delivery Facility in MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS - USA MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH - USA 12:35
    23 Shipment arrived at incorrect facility. Sent to correct destination ORLANDO, FL - USA 09:57
    22 Departed Facility in CINCINNATI HUB - USA CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA 06:55
    Monday, April 05, 2021.

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    The problem is their hub in Cincinnati. They have been notorious lately for screwing up and delaying ongoing packages to customers. Hopefully this will get resolved soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Excellent report, Cook.bot! Yes, credit where it's due. And I hope they follow through with prompt delivery.
    Quote Originally Posted by JBS1 View Post
    Cookbot, I understand the stress the shippers are going through, for I once too had those deadlines to meet.
    This is a nice place for us to vent , and get helpful hints from replies.

    Please inform us how your GeoTracker turns out.
    Amazingly, they got it corrected in 24 hours after my first email to them. My missing package was delivered to me at 2pm today.

    Shock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Amazingly, they got it corrected in 24 hours after my first email to them. My missing package was delivered to me at 2pm today.

    Shock!
    The woman who straightened things out for you at the post office deserves a medal! De Joy would probably say that she should be demoted, too much time spent actually helping a customer. I'm glad things turned out so well, Cook.bot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    The problem is their hub in Cincinnati. They have been notorious lately for screwing up and delaying ongoing packages to customers. Hopefully this will get resolved soon.
    Seems that way.
    Just got it today .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Amazingly, they got it corrected in 24 hours after my first email to them. My missing package was delivered to me at 2pm today.

    Shock!
    Excellent .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBS1 View Post
    Seems that way.
    Just got it today .
    I'm glad!
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    Heads up for users of USPS Informed Delivery Mobile App. Informed Delivery app is phased out Summer 2021 in favor of an expanded USPS Mobile App. On its face it certainly appears more robust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scenting prey View Post
    Heads up for users of USPS Informed Delivery Mobile App. Informed Delivery app is phased out Summer 2021 in favor of an expanded USPS Mobile App. On its face it certainly appears more robust.
    More like "Misinformed Delivery." lol.

    By the way, they're at it again. Package arrived last night in Cincy, should have been delivered today no problem as it's an hour away. And.... for some odd reason, it's now in Lexington, Kentucky, now two-plus hours away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    More like "Misinformed Delivery." lol.

    By the way, they're at it again. Package arrived last night in Cincy, should have been delivered today no problem as it's an hour away. And.... for some odd reason, it's now in Lexington, Kentucky, now two-plus hours away.
    But it gets to see the world.

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    They seem to be getting better, folks. From Boulder, Colorado to my East Coast front door in 41 hours, Priority Mail package.

    April 17, 2021, 10:40 am
    Delivered
    FLORENCE, SC 29501
    Your item was delivered at 10:40 am on April 17, 2021 in FLORENCE, SC 29501. The item was signed for by ####

    April 17, 2021, 6:30 am
    Out for Delivery
    FLORENCE, SC 29501

    April 17, 2021, 6:19 am
    Arrived at Post Office
    FLORENCE, SC 29501

    April 17, 2021, 5:36 am

    Arrived at USPS Facility
    FLORENCE, SC 29501

    April 17, 2021, 3:58 am
    Departed USPS Regional Facility
    COLUMBIA SC PROCESSING CENTER

    April 17, 2021, 2:36 am
    Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
    COLUMBIA SC PROCESSING CENTER

    April 16, 2021
    In Transit to Next Facility

    April 15, 2021, 9:52 pm
    Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
    DENVER CO DISTRIBUTION CENTER

    April 15, 2021, 8:37 pm
    Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
    BOULDER, CO 80301

    April 15, 2021, 5:28 pm
    Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    They seem to be getting better, folks. From Boulder, Colorado to my East Coast front door in 41 hours, Priority Mail package.
    It might be a little early to make that call, considering DeJoy's latest cuts and "adjustments" to delivery windows, but hard-working employees continue to try hard, and in some cases it shows. Glad you got your package within the Priority Mail window, it is great when that happens!

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    Yes, it does seem better .
    Great shipping time with USPS and Liquid Blue.
    A recent purchase , a Fragrancenet purchase using FedX is still in transit , but that's ok.
    It'll be here Monday .
    It's horrible what happened at a FedX facility .

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    Nordstrom Rack just sent me two separate orders with no tracking at all. Maybe they're tired of people tracking their packages. They both arrived without warning. Whatevs.

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    5:28 PM FEDEX SMARTPOST BELLEVILLE, MI Nope , not Ohio
    Arrived at FedEx location
    Sunday, April 18, 2021
    11:53 AM PERRYSBURG, OH Toledo isn't Twinsburg
    In transit
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    2:57 PM GROVE CITY, OH
    In transit
    Friday, April 16, 2021
    1:01 PM FEDEX SMARTPOST GROVE CITY, OH
    Departed FedEx location
    11:08 AM FEDEX SMARTPOST GROVE CITY, OH
    Arrived at FedEx location
    1:57 AM GROVE CITY, OH
    In transit
    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    10:09 AM KEASBEY, NJ
    Departed FedEx location
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    8:01 PM KEASBEY, NJ
    Arrived at FedEx location
    Sunday, April 11, 2021
    9:05 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx

    This seems to happen a lot.
    They must have the shipping stages/stations close to each other .
    That's why they get mixed up.
    Oh well , I'll get it when I do.

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    SmartPost is so bad. I've had a package doing the rounds on SmartPost for two weeks and have become almost zen about it. These are just the strangest times - not only the mail, everything feels like packs of cards have been tossed into the air, and no one knows where they'll land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    SmartPost is so bad. I've had a package doing the rounds on SmartPost for two weeks and have become almost zen about it. These are just the strangest times - not only the mail, everything feels like packs of cards have been tossed into the air, and no one knows where they'll land.

    Just an aside: I have several valuable sports cards that I sent in to a company to be graded so I can sell them to fund our anniversary trip to England. They (Beckett Card Grading) received them June 6, 2020. They got around to grading them March 2, 2021. I still don't have them back.

    The last week of March they told me I should get them back in days. Right. It's been almost a year in total.

    They have to be graded and enclosed in a "slab" to sell for the best value, so I wait. At least my England trip got pushed back to next year, so I have time. But wow, these are strange times that do require SUPERHUMAN patience.

    I'll email them again the first week of May. Sigh.




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