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is usps picking up speed

Posted By: west river rogue

is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:13 PM

How is shipping time now with usps?
Posted By: pintail_drake04

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:16 PM

slow. It takes 5-7 days to get a package from So. IL to STL. then it sits there for 2 weeks before it moves. I ship 300-500 packages a month, and customers are not happy.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:18 PM

Still slow
Posted By: west river rogue

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:20 PM

Thanks,i Guess ill just continue to order from ups or fedex delivery
Posted By: walleyed

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:47 PM

Shipped two large flat rates on December 7th to Missouri.

One arrived after 17 days, the other stills sits in a sorting
facility in St. Louis, 100 miles from it's destination.

Customer is not happy, and me as the shipper is also a bit miffed.

walleyed
Posted By: logger coffey

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 04:57 PM

Been waiting 20 something days for a package from Midway USA. stuck in St,Louis , guess i could just drive over thare and get it.
Posted By: mississippiposse

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 05:50 PM

Hazel wood (St Louis) USPS is a joke year round. I has packages sit there for weeks during slow times
Posted By: Mike in A-town

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 06:07 PM

Originally Posted by logger coffey
Been waiting 20 something days for a package from Midway USA. stuck in St,Louis , guess i could just drive over thare and get it.


You could WALK there and back and still have it before USPS finished their coffee.

My IPSC gong is still undelivered... Ordered in early November from a place in Minnesota. Going on 60 days now.

Mike
Posted By: rudydog

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 06:13 PM

The changes the new new head postal guy made late last summer seem to have had the same effect everywhere. We too ship a lot for our business. And we also have lots of angry customers, not sure how many we have lost because they mostly understand it's out of our hands.
But the "improvements" made last year i to the postal service haven't improved anything anyone i know has experienced.
Posted By: Rockfarmer

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 06:17 PM

I ship a lot of parts for our business. UPS and Fed ex do good job. we ship primarily UPS and they have been on time even thru the Holidays. You guys need to compare costs - UPS has volume discounts and they now offer flat rate boxes - bigger and cheaper than the post office. I only use the post office for Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Posted By: Jags

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 06:33 PM

I ordered a couple sets of scope rings from CZ USA over the weekend and they came today. Ordered some stuff from Midway on December 19 and still haven't seen it.
Posted By: Leftlane

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:04 PM

They are doing better down here. I've ordered gun parts and paraphernalia and had on time deliveries 3 times in a row now. 2 of the 3 were Texas companies but the ebay order was from NV.

(fingers crossed they are on a roll)
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:06 PM

Just got back from local post office. Woman in charge told me expect long delivery time. They have trucks loaded and no drivers. Pay is great but covid got too many drivers down, she says. Sent furs to moyle mink. New York to Idaho priority mail. Quite pricey as usual. Got some more to send but itwill be a week or two. Gonna try Sleepy creek tannery with that bunch. I'll compare wait times, prices, and quality.
Posted By: coonrich

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:14 PM

Son sent me a Christmas card and was stamped Dec. 8, 2020 from Arkansas. Got it yesterday Jan. 6, 2021! Hate to see how long a package would take!
Posted By: wissmiss

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:34 PM

Coonrich - I think Priority Mail packages move faster than first class letters.
Posted By: KeithC

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:36 PM

I ship by Express Mail. It's very expensive with the dimensional shipping. The Post Office is now only giving a partial refund when they are late and doesn't say why. They are late 1/3 of the time lately.

Keith
Posted By: lee steinmeyer

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:39 PM

Had a customer in Mi send a check in a priority mail envelope from the PO. Cost him 7 or 8 bucks to send it on the 2nd of Dec. I finially got it just after Christmas. I had sent his parts about the same day, and he had them in about a week. His sat for weeks in Mi, and their excuse ..... kung flu!
Posted By: MJM

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 07:54 PM

I just got a pack of stuff I ordered and it was shipped on 7 Dec and came today.
Posted By: Jurassic Park

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 08:26 PM

Im waiting for an order from NC shipped on Dec. 16. Pretty brutal!
Posted By: coonrich

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 08:41 PM

I agree Wiss Miss but before it usually only took 4 or 5 days for a letter or card.
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 08:46 PM

they had news stories about how USPS had rented a warehouse in Oak Creek WI just south of Milwaukee the primary processing hub for WI and some packages were 3 weeks old at Christmas. I am hoping if things slow down with demand they will catch up by 2-1-2021
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 08:55 PM

They go back to pony express? wink grin
Posted By: lestan101

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 10:08 PM

I ordered a set of grips for my .44 magnum on Monday from hogue. I got home a few minutes ago and it was in my mailbox! I almost fell over. USPS from California to TN. It was mailed priority. I think I better go get a lottery ticket today.
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 10:34 PM

Yesterday I received two pair of wool socks I ordered on December 4, 2020.

It only took USPS a little over a month to deliver them. They're just a bunch of regular speed demons. LOL

The sad tracking story:


Your item was delivered.

Shipped
Step 1 - Completed - Shipped Fri, Dec 4



Tracking details

Jan 6, 2021
12:47pm
DELIVERED IN/AT MAILBOX
ALBURTIS, PA 18011
Jan 6, 2021
6:10am
OUT FOR DELIVERY
ALBURTIS, PA 18011
Jan 5, 2021
2:18pm
ARRIVAL AT UNIT
MACUNGIE, PA 18062
Jan 5, 2021
5:45am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA 18002
Jan 4, 2021
4:42pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA 18002
Jan 4, 2021
11:46am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA 18002
Dec 31, 2020
12:08pm
PACKAGE RESEARCH CASE CLOSED 20475220
ALBURTIS, PA 18011
Dec 30, 2020
8:17am
PACKAGE RESEARCH CASE CREATED 20475220
ALBURTIS, PA 18011
Dec 7, 2020
11:20am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
OAK CREEK, WI 53154
Dec 6, 2020
11:40pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
OAK CREEK, WI 53154
Dec 6, 2020
10:25pm
ORIGIN ACCEPTANCE
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
Dec 4, 2020
4:10pm
SHIPMENT RECEIVED ACCEPTANCE PENDING
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
Dec 5, 2020
1:45am
PRE-SHIPMENT INFO SENT USPS AWAITS ITEM
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
Dec 4, 2020
7:47pm
SHIPPING LBL CREATED USPS AWAITS ITEM
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
Dec 4, 2020
11:47am
Tracking number provided
Posted By: trappingthomas

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 10:46 PM

Fast enough to elect a president! Read all the previous replies and then think about it! Skipping the voter verification part is only half the problem. Not trying to steal post. Ordered daughter a book from Ebay that shipped November 27 with a estimate arrival of December 3. Shipped with tracking within few days of ordering. Got it yesterday.
Posted By: Bigfoot

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 10:52 PM

Originally Posted by Rockfarmer
I ship a lot of parts for our business. UPS and Fed ex do good job. we ship primarily UPS and they have been on time even thru the Holidays. You guys need to compare costs - UPS has volume discounts and they now offer flat rate boxes - bigger and cheaper than the post office. I only use the post office for Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.


They do good until they drop your small packages off at the USPS .
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 11:36 PM

They should going faster usps has been going downhill since Nov.
Posted By: Muskrat Love

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/07/21 11:43 PM

I think what's happening is they've just located the parts for the disassembled sorting machines that the Postmaster General had removed from the POs', and then taken apart.

If anybody out there has a schematic for these sorting machines, PLEASE CONTACT your local post office.
I guess the lesson here is, you can't have something both ways!
Posted By: EdP

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/08/21 01:30 AM

Normally we get a pile of junk mail daily. Lately it appears we get our mail delivered every other day based on my mailbox being empty every other day. Through rain, snow, or dark of night, the postman will do what is convenient on any particular day, and if I complain it's just likely to get worse.
Posted By: proratman

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/08/21 02:34 AM

Sent a small flat rate box from NY to Ohio. 19 days!
Posted By: badger

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:01 PM

Just noticed this thread and I'm having trouble deliveries from IA to NE.
Posted By: MnMan

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:16 PM

Not a package but I mailed my oldest son in Richmond VA a Christmas card with a check in it on Dec. 16th and he still has not received it. Don't know what to think or course of action at this point other than to just wait?
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:34 PM

Well you pay more for tracking may have to pay more if you want usps to use it
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:42 PM

FWIW i sent a money order to a fella in texas after 24 days of in-transit arriving late i filed a claim with usps gal emailed me that claim was processed 2 days later package showed up in texas next day was delivered same gal called me asked if it was satisfactory #3!! Yes
Posted By: Broomchaser

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:42 PM

Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Well you pay more for tracking may have to pay more if you want usps to use it

Bingo!!!
Posted By: Flipper 56

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 05:54 PM

I sent some paperwork 3 day with signature required from Indiana to Iowa and it's been 9 days and it says in transit. What a joke, if they loose it I am going to be really (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman)!!
Posted By: badger

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/09/21 06:23 PM

Originally Posted by Flipper 56
I sent some paperwork 3 day with signature required from Indiana to Iowa and it's been 9 days and it says in transit. What a joke, if they loose it I am going to be really (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman)!!


Same here. IA to NE, needs signature..... In transit
Posted By: MnMan

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/13/21 01:04 AM

Well, my son finally got the Christmas card and check today that I sent him on the 16th of December 28 days ago..
Posted By: Squash

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/13/21 01:08 AM

Sent from northern NY 3 identical packages express mail last Saturday. 2 went to Michigan and 1 to California. The package sent to CA arrived today, the 2 packages sent to MI have not yet been delivered. Go figure ?? The package sent clear across the country arrived before the 2 sent 1/3 the way across the country ?
Posted By: sneaky

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/13/21 04:31 AM

For me UPS is the slowest. I haven't had any issues with USPS.
Posted By: badger

Re: is usps picking up speed - 01/13/21 01:59 PM

Still hasn't got to NE from IA in over a week
Posted By: MnMan

Re: is usps picking up speed - 02/09/21 11:06 PM

Today there was a surprise in my mailbox. I had ordered my annual free battery for my Crimson Trace laser back in June of 2020. They put down the order date as Sept 1 2020 and it was shipped on October 8th 2020. I just received it today on February 9th 2021. Wow, that was fast (only 4 months)! It was shipped by UPS Mail Innovations and had a USPS tracking # on it. Might be fun to look up the # and see where the box traveled before it reached it's final destination (me).
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