Re: Plant disaster/ups versus usps
David, I do understand what you're saying, but things are not that way here.
UPS does deliver on Saturdays - I frequently have jobs delivered on Saturday
by UPS so that I can take advantage of two weekend days on a tight deadline.
Also the postal service does not deliver packages to us at any time of the
week. They leave a notice in our box that we can pick up the package the
following day. They even do this with express mail which is supposed to be a
next-day service. My son in Washington state agrees with you about FedEX, but it is
much the most reliable service in this area.
I had told these people what I needed the plants for and when, and they
never indicated that they would send them by parcel post. On $125.00 worth of
plants you would think they would have realized that would not work. I would
have gladly paid a higher shipping cost in order to receive good plants when I
wanted them, and they would have saved a bundle, too.
Add to that, it really hurts me to think of the nice plants - and I can tell
they were nice when they started - that were treated that way.
In a message dated 05/18/2004 12:29:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I'm dealing with the same problem more or less with my business. You see
> UPS doesn't deliver on Saturdays so the packages I send east of the
> Mississippi take seven days to arrive instead of five or six. They have to
> sit someplace over the weekend. Sending by air is absolutely out of the
> question. Recently I sent two packages by ground the total bill for
> shipping was $60. If I had sent them by air it would have been well over
> $200. How can I ask a customer to pay $200 for freight? On the other hand
> USPS does deliver on Saturdays but they are more expensive and then you end
> up with the same problem that you are describing. USPS simply isn't really
> geared for shipping large boxes. Fed Ex. ground? You might as well put it
> in a blender first before sending. That company is the worst for ground
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