Is there a slower way of shipping than...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KP4SX, May 18, 2019.

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  1. KI5WW

    KI5WW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Smart Post? News to me.
  2. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds counter intuitive, doesn't it?
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  3. W4EAE

    W4EAE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    A FedEx Express package took a total of 5 days to travel the last 2 miles between the FedEx station and my office last week (all because ONE driver was off for the week).

    They could have strapped it to the back of a turtle and it would have arrived DAYS sooner.
  4. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    At a certain point there has to be a cost to hold on to all those undelivered packages. Seems like they would want to get them out of their warehouses and out of their trucks.
  5. KP4SX

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    You'd think so. My stuff typically remains stuck in Ellenwood for a week or two. There's a cost involved in inefficiency.
    But Ellenwood is where they handoff to USPS. Its difficult to identify who is to blame since the tracking goes dark at that point.
  6. W2VW

    W2VW XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    This would never have been a problem if they kept the CW requirement.
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  7. W4EAE

    W4EAE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Now that this has made its obligatory appearance, lets move on. :)
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  8. KX4AZ

    KX4AZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reviving an old thread to vent my frustrations about Fedex smartpost. I ordered an antenna last month that was shipped by Fedex Smartpost, with a "by June 4" promise date. The tracking shows it left Ellenwood on May 29th. Ten days later, nothing has changed, still waiting for delivery, with the June 4 promised delivery date now removed from the tracking page. These Fedex & UPS "handoffs" are perpetually a problem, and unfortunately with many sellers you have no choice. From a high level perspective it seems like a an awkward marriage of competitors, with each side blaming each other for delivery issues. Sigh.
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  9. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try living in Alaska and have someone use Smart Post.

    The real problem is these vendors are tied by contract to UPS/FEDEX/etc and are not allowed - by contect - to use the USPS.

    I've always had good luck with small packages via USPS. As always - YMMV
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  10. W2JKT

    W2JKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I get frustrated with SmartPost. It is basically "if we have absolutely nothing else to do, we will move your package."

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