Shipping delays

edited July 22 in Chatter 3 LikesVote Down
I'm a buyer, and I've bought from sellers in several countries in the past few months (on Hipstamp, as well as other marketplaces). Out of curiosity, I've been tracking the time each shipment takes to arrive.

This is what I've experienced so far. Green have been delivered and red are still on the way.

I'm not trying to criticize any sellers or postal authorities - just presenting the data for the sake of curiosity. No doubt it mirrors what the rest of you are seeing.

(I've excluded my most recent orders.)

Orders

Comments

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  • It's probably not the sellers. Mail delivery time has been very erratic due to covid. Especially packages and "flats". At one point there were several semi trailers full of packages at one USPS station, and they had been there for at least two months. Some countries have been on-and-off with "no delivery" to or from the USA.
  • Yeah, it’s definitely not the sellers.
  • Whats interesting is that NO Covid is spread on mail ( no science there ) and there is no epidemic among postal workers en masse , compared to the rest of the population. I fear the “pandemic” is an excuse to just not toil as vigorously as before .
  • " I fear the “pandemic” is an excuse to just not toil as vigorously as before ." Also has to do with the new directives stating that there will be no overtime to "catch up". If sorting is not complete they now have to drop it and complete it the next day - ..also dealing with the ever changing situation with foreign countries having no transportation in or out ...... this lisst was current on July 17th

    "Today, there are dozens of nations that still have no flights int. Be advice not to sell or buy stamps on those nations.
    Here's a list of those nations listed by the United States Postal (USPS):

    International Mail Service Suspensions
    Updated: July 17, 2020
    The Postal Service™ is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension.

    Bolivia
    Ecuador
    Madagascar
    Peru
    Chad
    Honduras
    Malawi
    Rwanda
    Cuba
    Iraq
    Nepal
    South Africa
    Dominican Republic
    Libya
    Panama
    Turkmenistan
    __________________________________________________________
    Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
    Angola
    Dominica
    Mauritania
    Tajikistan
    Argentina
    Fiji
    Mauritius
    Tanzania
    Azerbaijan
    French Guiana
    Mongolia
    Timor-Leste
    Bermuda
    French Polynesia
    Myanmar
    Tonga
    Botswana
    Gambia
    New Caledonia
    Turks & Caicos
    Brunei
    Guatemala
    Papua New Guinea
    Uganda
    Cambodia
    Guyana
    Paraguay
    Uruguay
    Cameroon
    Haiti
    Republic of Congo
    Uzbekistan
    Cayman Islands
    Ivory Coast
    Samoa
    Vanuatu
    Chile
    Jordan
    Seychelles
    Venezuela
    Colombia
    Kiribati
    Sierra Leone
    Yemen
    Cook Islands
    Kosovo
    Sint Maarten
    Zimbabwe
    Costa Rica
    Kyrgyzstan
    Solomon Islands
    Cuba
    Laos
    South Sudan
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Liberia
    Sudan

    Customers: please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries listed here, until further notice.

    These service disruptions affect Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items".
  • Mail is very erratic, for instance a UK order mailed 07/20 was received yesterday 0/27, meanwhile an Australian order shipped on June 3rd was also received 07/20....but other Australian customers advised receiving their orders in the normal 2 weeks time frame. Meanwhile a NY customer complained he still was waiting for his order after 3 weeks
  • Sending from the UK to Canada has been VERY slow.
  • Just got word from a customer of delivery of an order to Wisconsin on Aug 1 that was postmarked Fort Worth July 14.
    18 days.
    I mailed a packet with tracking a week or so ago that took 3 days just to get out of the station I mailed it from in Fort Worth.
  • It's sure hit or miss! I've seen delays too . . .

    . . .but a Large Flat I mailed last Friday in Los Angeles was delivered in Eastern PA the following Monday! 3 days! Over a weekend!!
  • I've had no issues and like Dave, many of my items go across the country in 3-4 days. Even trans-Atlantic items seem to get delivered quickly, with most of the items I send to the UK arriving in 5 days. Its got to be local or sorting facility issues for those of us experiencing large delays...
  • I live in Michigan and the amount of problems we have shipping and receiving packages is ridiculous. If your package gets delayed in Allen Park expect to wait a month to get it. I’ve had 7 packages take a little over a month to receive and 1 take over 2 months. (These are all domestic as well). I get they have delays but I would assume that means a few days..not weeks. Main problem seems to be first class and envelopes here.
  • I am posting this just for reference, so people know the kind of delays to expect:
    I received an order today, Aug 7, an order from Israel, mailed May 29 - 10 weeks.
  • I received an order yesterday from Great Britain posted July 29 !. . . that's just 8 days from England to here in Los Angeles!
  • I sent a package to Nova Scotia that I sold on the Bay and shipped on 7-24. It says it was delivered on 8-6 but it was before that because the buyer left feedback on 8-4.
  • On the other hand, a parcel I mailed to Tijuana, Mexico on March 18, has not arrived yet. I'm still hoping for a happy ending (no, Ron. Just, no.), as the recipient says he has had as long as a 5 month delivery time, for a packet he sent to Philippines.
  • Just got a negative feedback from someone in Arizona, because he hasn't received his order mailed August 1st! I have mailed orders to Great Britain, France which is not the fastest and even one in Hong Kong and they usually make it in a week, but I guess Arizona has a different service, because in California, nobody ever made a complaint.
  • edited August 10 0 LikesVote Down
    Jacques, it's actually a neutral fb. Still, it's unwarranted.
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