Posted November 05 2014 - 12:59 PM
Cameron Yee, on 05 Nov 2014 - 2:41 PM, said:
Yeah, in most cases the items have arrived a day or two later – not a significant difference in time.
The main wrinkle has been more the method of shipment, since if they use the UPS to US Mail thing then there's a chance I'll have to go to post office to pick up the package in person because USPS process doesn't allow things (that don't fit in the mailbox) being left at the house if no one is home (unless it's the holidays, apparently).
Our USPS carrier will leave items on our front porch if it will not fit in our mailbox, so it must either be a carrier or regional thing. The only time that I've been required to pick anything up at the Post Office is an occasional item from Amazon.uk, which for some strange reason they sometimes want a signature because it's an international shipment (but there is no duty due). Some Amazon.uk orders get dropped off without a signature, though.
I've given up trying to use logic to sort out the mysteries of the package shipping industry.
As with Scott, my Amazon deliveries from the USPS always get left on our front porch, usually slid under a chair. I can't remember the last time I had to go to the PO to pick something up (I think it was a laptop that was insured for over $500 that required a signature). I think it probably is a carrier or regional thing.
Is a side note, Amazon in my area has started using FedEx for deliveries (it used to be either USPS or UPS Ground). Now it's FedEx Smartpost.
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