I know it sounds stupid but I feel really proud of myself and my heart is still racing. I'm only 17 and I have extreme anxiety, so bad that I cant get a job or even go out and see my friends. My family always order stuff online and I try and hide myself away or make an excuse to not get the parcel for when the knock on the door happens. My family went out for unrelated reasons today and didn't warn me about anything arriving so I let my guard down. Then I heard the knock and I knew I couldnt do this forever. I opened the door and stumbled with my words at first then the delivery driver handed my the parcels. I said a quick thank you and then closed the door. I couldn't believe I had done it and I was so scared, even for a few moments afterwards and I was abit shakey...but I did it!!!
In 2017 I signed for my webshop a contract with our national mail carrier to deliver my parcels. The more parcels the better rates you get. In my league they had a 1000, 2000 or 5000 parcel target contract. I went with the 2k one. At the end of year 1 there would be an evaluation, and they said they would be very flexible and reasonable because their priority is "to help grow my business". I actually had that in writing.
For any parcel I had sent through them beyond the 2k target I'd get a 50% refund of the difference between the 2k and 5k rate (e.g. 2k rate is 3,5 euro/parcel and 5k rate is 3 euro/parcel, they would refund me 0,25 euro back for each parcel above my 2k goal).
On the other hand, for each parcel I was short at the end of the year of the 2k target, they would charge me double the difference between the 2k and the 5k rate, on top of a flat rate penalty fee (so basically 1 euro per parcel I was short in the above example + penalty).
End of year 1 of my contract is 2 wee... keep reading on reddit ➡
Purchased a computer monitor from Amazon Germany. They sent the wrong model so I returned it to them via a courier of my choice. The package was originally delivered via Hermes so I naturally used them as the courier to return the item. I paid for the postage, purchased extra parcel protection to insure it for it's full value and dropped it to the delivery point. 2 weeks later and on the parcel tracking it says it hasn't even been collected. I contact customer service, they admit it must be a lost parcel and start a claim, I prove the value or the item and proof of me dropping off, claim is rejected because the item is on a no-protection list meaning they "can't compensate for any damages to this item".
Surely an item arriving damaged isn't the same as loss, especially if Hermes International admitting they have lost the parcel.
If Hermes never collected the item (on the parcel tracking it still shows at the drop off point) then where do I stand for this? Have they not carried
I'm curious, because it seems like every time I order something online that's shipped by Canada Post they just leave a missed delivery notice, even if I'm home. It just happened again today even though I was home, and its just a small, lightweight package. I'm assuming they didnt even have the package with them. I started to get pissed that I have to drive to the store and pick it up, but then I got to thinking maybe I'm expecting too much? It makes sense to me that when you pay to ship a parcel to an address they would actually bring it to the address, but does anyone know if it's just their policy that taking it to the closest pickup location is fine?
This happened to my boss earlier this week, and I was super impressed by her quick thinking - I hope you are too!
I work at a shop that sells a specific artisan food item in the UK. We're still open during quarantine because part of the business is online, so we either deliver local packages personally or get a national courier service to send parcels overnight.
While we have the courier service come collect parcels every day, sometimes it's cheaper to go through the Post Office if delivery is in some weird place like the Scottish Highlands or one of the Isles.
Anyway, my boss goes over to the Post Office to deliver one of these parcels: it's a cardboard box, which is ALMOST a perfect cube, except it's a few centimetres higher than it is wide. The address is written along the side.
Once there, the postal worker gets one of those plastic boards with parcel-shaped holes in it to test where the parcel can fit and therefore its size classification.
Here's where things get weird. The p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had a visit to my door yesterday inviting me for a police interview regarding a parcel that was intercepted by Border Police with my name and address on it back in November 2019.
I foolishly order truffles from a company in Amsterdam which never arrived, I wrote off the £40 I paid and accepted it as an idiot tax.
As far as I know the police have just received notice from the Border Police, would anyone have any idea of how much information they are likely have passed over? There would be a paper trail as I transferred money through a currency exchange agency to forward to the sender but is it likely that the police would have record of that available?
When I attend the interview should I plead innocence and see what evidence is put before me or do I acknowledge my involvement and prepare for the worse. I’m getting a bit anxious as the truffles are deemed Class A.
If I was to appoint a solicitor should I disclose everything to them or would they then be unable to argue me being... keep reading on reddit ➡
I ordered from ASOS at 3pm yesterday and it arrived a 12pm today, expected delivery was tomorrow, and honestly i was expecting Friday as i was ordering
Is there a place where I can complain about the wormhole's poor delivery service?
Now, before I do a quick explanation, I’d like to note I also have 3-4 parcels on the way through Canada Post, UPS, and Purolator.
Here’s the breakdown: your parcels, are sitting in a trailer that they’ve shipped in and waiting until the previous trailer load is sorted, loaded, and delivered. This is the case for ALL carriers. Depending on location, Montreal/Mississauga/whatever, the processing ability is different.
Mississauga has the cap to process 40,000 packages per hour I believe. The current parcel volume is over 3X that of Christmas. Scans are automated and that’s why your parcel can go from “picked up by Canada Post” to “out for delivery”. Parcels are still moving and if you are concerned, contact the shipping company and file a claim.
For context, the local UPS depot that is 4km down the road had my parcel for over 3 weeks. No updates for 2 of those weeks. It was on a trailer, waiting. Now, I’m no physicist (I can consult one if needed), but I believe Canada Post magical... keep reading on reddit ➡
Has anyone else been working 10-11 and a half hour days everyday for the past couple of months? Well since the covid thing started ? Ive been getting 250+ packages a day. Just wanna know how every one else is doing out there
I just want to start my route without having to backtrack because I had to start delivering my route before the parcels were finished being sorted out.
I also used $10 off for this purchase so basically after tax each item is just CAD$11.2 XD
My Order List:
In order to have $10 off I ordered DUO Adhesive
so altogether is $78.9 for 8 products after tax thats $89.2!
Run-of-the-mill customer booking via Parcel2Go - no special collection arrangements or anything like that.
The guy who does our deliveries also does our pickups.
We have 5-20 parcels per day for pickup, and we’re second floor of a building with no lift.
I try to stagger the collection bookings so there’s not so many he can’t do all in one run and if I have to dump loads I’ll give him a decent tip too (last time I did that there were maybe 45 parcels)
They are small (25 x 15 x 10cm ish) light parcels for the most part with a few bigger heavier ones too
Is this a great job for him because he’s getting multiple parcels at once? Or crap cos he’s only getting paid for coming to the address and there’s always a tonne of crap here?
He never complains or anything I just don’t know if I’m boosting his business or screwing him over
This tops my list of experiences on an ecommerce platform that would make me cry. Just sharing. I hope you all get to experience this soul-tickling level of empathy from sellers with whom you are currently awaiting long-delayed packages.
The past two parcels I've received from amazon were slit open. Apparently the would-be thief was not looking for stationery supplies, so my stuff was spared... but the doorman of my building [which is in Crown Heights] said he noticed that this was becoming a common occurrence--particularly among amazon parcels. Out of a scan across the boxes that hadn't been picked up in the lobby we saw one other parcel that had been opened. Has anyone noticed this too?
There were a couple of threads around a month ago about Canada Post deliveries being late. I had a delivery back then that was a few days late, but not excessively late.
Things seem to have gotten considerably more backed up now though. What I find is more frustrating is that the information on the website doesn't even seem to make sense or is incomplete.
Does Amazon have a fulfillment centre in Halifax? I have one outstanding Amazon parcel and Canada post seems to indicate it was received in Halifax. If that's the case, I have a parcel that was "picked up in Halifax" 9 days ago and hasn't moved since, although it had a further scan 5 days ago where it was "received in Halifax". I had another Amazon parcel a while a go that indicated it was received in Halifax as well
On the other hand, I had a purchase from another online retailer that arrived before I even got a shipping notice from them, but a first class international US post envelope took 6 weeks after reaching US... keep reading on reddit ➡
We’ve been getting 12,000+ parcels daily, which is holiday numbers for us and at least 3x a week we are still throwing parcels past 830-9am which is late. Is any other office having this issue?
Edit: For reference, we are a 70+ route office.
I’m just wondering if anyone else is experiencing EXTREME increase in parcel volume compared to last year??
Our Postmaster gave us some stats on how last year (this time of the year) we were doing about 15k parcels in a week. Now present time, we’re doing 65k packages. It’s insane. I’m a new-ish CCA so I’m kind of glad I’m experiencing volume like this now to prepare me for Christmas time.
I know it sounds like common sense, but I think many out there might not have processed the whole situation with the virus yet and are still ordering online (or are ordering even more during these times to avoid going out).
If you're ordering some high-value item, note that CP might skip the signature and maybe not even leave a pick-up notice. If you live in a public location (e.g. busy neighbourhood/apartment/condo), you may want to consider buying unnecessary things later or going through a third-party courier instead (as they will still request signature; I know UPS does).
I've been noticing this pattern after making two orders myself for some bulk household goods, and also helping a tenant pick up his parcels as he has been ordering a ton of stuff overseas every week. Unless it could fit in my mailbox, it was always left on my front porch, in clear view. Spread the word!
[Official News Article, courtesy of /u/Katcher22](https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-medi... keep reading on reddit ➡
UPDATE! Thanks for all the help guys, I asked her to stop by the post office and she did. The package had, in fact, not even been delivered yet despite what the tracking number said. She just got the package about 10 minutes ago and everything went well!
This is the first time this has happened to me and I need some help; the
seller buyer is a super nice repeat customer and I hate that this happened to her.
USPS says that "your item was delivered to a parcel locker at 2:35 pm on May 28, 2020 in XXX" but the buyer doesn't have a parcel locker, she lives in a suburban house with a mailbox in plain view of her house. There's no package there, and although she says she wants to wait until Monday to see if there was a tracking mistake this seems really odd and sketchy to me on USPS's part.
What are the steps I need to take to fix the situation? I of course offered her a full remake of the item if the package doesn't show up, but I'm worried this will happen again with the next... keep reading on reddit ➡
Spbs apbs and 055 all doing work some might say too much in a day but they’re getting it done. The people look like they’re dying though.
Recently I had a delivery of 400E worth of weed to parcel motel from UK to get me through this lockdown. I first got a message saying it's being inspected by customs. Then 20 minutes later your parcel has arrived at our Dublin depot.
That was 5 days ago and no word back.
3 things I think may happen.
Somehow it is super stealth and got through. Doubtful or even a setup. I won't be collecting.
I get a letter saying it was seized and that's that.
I get a knock on the door from you know who.
What's do you guys think.
Also how long has a love letter taken for customs to send out to you. i would have expected one by now.
Is it a good idea to add a beautiful thank you paper with the 10% coupon off the next order?
Do these marketing materials work?
Is there any data of what works the best in terms of making a customer loyal and make him return? Is another item offered for free as a gift a better option?
What works for you?
Thank you for your time! :)
I feel like I'm being really mean, but I'm getting to the point where I fed up of being taken advantage of.
Bit of a back story, these neighbours have always been nice to my face, but can be really passive aggressive if they're not getting their way, and really take advantage.
When we first moved in, we were asked to feed their cats on occasion. Being new, we really wanted to be nice neighbours, so I said yeah sure. This escalated from "on occassion" to pretty much every weekend, sometimes for as long as a week with the only warning being a text saying "we're on our way on holiday, can you feed the cats/ give the cat his tablet etc" obviously I didnt want the cats to starve so I always did it. Was also expected to clean up the various dead animals the cats brought in. 😷
Next issue was a gate. They wanted a new gate between our gardens and tried to convince us to pay half towards it. The gate had no benefit to us as the path was a right of access to all the houses. So legally we cou... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was in the middle of putting furniture in my linden home ( I upgraded to be premium ) and then I couldn’t add anymore things due to prims being full ?? How can I just get more ??
My parcel that was stuck on “Shanghai, Delivered to air-transport” has arrived at customs a month later! Couldn’t be happier. tracking
Time to ship those hauls fam. I had a split haul 10k total. I paid a stupid amount for DHL to get some items quickly (and ones that were not restricted) and was prepared to wait 2 months for the EMS package. DHL is actually scheduled to be delivered today, but my GD-EMS parcel was delivered before just now. Originally I was quoted $250 DHL for some stupid reason which I paid, and it ended up being $70. check all pics below.
https://preview.redd.it/n8117ymwzj251.png?width=1022&format=png&auto=webp&s=34371715fefdfb6d278d87ffa20e2e8a28f765... keep reading on reddit ➡
My package has been stuck on “China, Item leaving overseas” and now it’s changed to “Sender preparing item”.
Does this mean it’s still in China?
Shipped with EUB to the UK btw.
With the 10+ posts per hour on this subject, it has become obvious to me, yet again, that people don’t like to read/research prior to asking questions that have been asked and answered quite literally hundreds of times.
Please read, if you’re looking for more information regarding this situation: https://www.reddit.com/r/FashionReps/comments/g6maqc/psa_ye... keep reading on reddit ➡