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Re: Gene's catalog

In our area, FedEx delivers on Saturdays, UPS does not.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 14, 2006, at 3:35 PM, Kitty wrote:

> I think both the sender and the receiver need to take some
> responsibility about their shipments. To UPS, USPS, DHL, FedEx, etc,
> it's all just freight. If it is close to a holdiday when you place an
> order, you need to ask when it will be shipped, specify a ship date,
> tell them, "Do not ship tomorrow (Wednesday) because it takes 3  
> days and
> that will put it into the weekend. Please ship on Monday instead."
> Several of my suppliers write, "We ship only on Mondays and Tuesdays"
> which ensures receipt by Friday.
> I can't say for sure about the others, but DHL does have Saturday
> delivery, but you have to request it and it costs extra. You need  
> to ask
> about such details. In general, I think all these companies try to  
> stay
> on time because one delay will cause another and they can't afford to
> get backed up.
> Understand: I am not taking any freight carrier's side. I just know  
> that
> I have to take an active role in the shipping process if I want
> particular results.
> --
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5

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