Happy Holidays from the U.S. Postal Service

Happy Holidays from the U.S. Postal Service

Black Friday kicked off the 2015 holiday shopping season and as such, the U.S. Postal Service is doing whatever it can to keep from falling behind.  For the next month and a half, the chances of your package being delayed, or lost is far greater than any other time of the year.  However, there are ways to help keep your package on track, and avoid the stress involved with not receiving your reloading supplies on time.  Address!  The USPS must deliver to your address in order for us to get the goods to you.  Monitor your tracking numbers; if you have not received your pacakge within 4 days of receiving a shipping notification, immediately get on the phone with the USPS at 1-800-ASK-USPS and initiate a package trace.  Should a package go missing, the chances of it being found are far greater if you are proactive.  Asking a postal manager to locate a package which was last scanned at their facility, 15 days after it was initially scanned there isn’t going to make their job any easier.

The missing tracking data is clear in this second screenshot.  The customer had the impression they would receive their item within 3 days, yet it was more than 3 days until it initially appeared in tracking.   Keep in mind the USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and the Postal Service does not consider a package lost until 30 days past the shipping date!

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