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USPS and the shutdown

I’ve notice that several of the USPS tracking for packages that I’ve been waiting for have “frozen” with no new updates for many days now. I’m not sure whether it’s just regular hiccup by the post office or if it’s the effects of the shutdown. The worst case scenario being that my packages have been stolen while en route to me. Just wondering if anyone else was having any issues that “out of the norm” with the post office.

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I watch the news a lot, and I haven't heard anything about the shutdown affecting USPS.

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I’m expecting an important package shipped by USPS and the tracking on their website is still working fine.

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It has not been a problem for me either shipping a package to the US.

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The USPS is largely a self-funded independent organization. They don’t get any federal money and are basically unaffected by the lack of federal money.

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USPS has been very slow lately. Im tracking packages that are sitting in one distribution center in Cali for 4 days before moving again. This is the new normal.

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at the bottom of the pile.

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jon_slider, that is a photo taken in Bejing of ZTO Logistics. It dates from 2015 and was originally published by Reuters. The US’s west coast does not extend quite that far.

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I guess I gotta be patient. It’s just that it’s the first time where I have multiple packages that have been stuck at one place for so long.

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I have noticed a problem with USPS informed delivery and tracking services lately. The packages keep showing up on time but it’s hit and miss on the online tracking. Haven’t had a delay on a package yet. Though I may this weekend with 6 inces of snow already on the ground and it’s still snowing. Nobody has control over that though so I don’t worry about it.

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A package I ordered that shipped on Monday still does not have any tracking updates.

But it did arrive today Smile

I wouldn’t worry to much.

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Jon_slider posts some lame meme and disappears
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The USPS is slow period. Regardless of Government shutdown. My light was shipped on Black Friday. Just got it from USPS.

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I noticed for a short time tracking was UNAVAILABLE on Thursday. That has happened before,,,no biggie as it is up and working now.

My Package from China[DHL] is now in the hands of USPS.

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January 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm

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January 11, 2019, 4:09 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
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Your item arrived at a shipping partner facility at 4:09 pm on January 11, 2019 in COMPTON, CA 90220. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date.

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USPS Tracking has been working just fine for me. So has package delivery. 3 days from California to Alabama & 2 days from South Florida to NE Alabama. No complaints here. Speedy & sure as always for me. Thumbs Up

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I’ve had no problem because of the shutdown. All my packages from USPS have arrived on time.

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Yeah, a couple for me that were scheduled for a Monday delivery were (fruitlessly) out for delivery today.

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Yeah, a couple for me that were scheduled for a Monday delivery were (fruitlessly) out for delivery today.

You lucky man I am the opposite, have a priority package that has been over a week and they still taking there time.

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The postal service is not funded by discretionary spending. They won’t be affected by any government shutdowns.

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Yeah, a couple for me that were scheduled for a Monday delivery were (fruitlessly) out for delivery today.

You lucky man I am the opposite, have a priority package that has been over a week and they still taking there time.

Dunno where you at, but here, in general things come on-schedule or even before. Only… twice?… has something actually taken longer than predicted. And sometimes it’s pretty retarded, like it’s still in a distribution center the day it’s supposed to be delivered, so of course unless someone drives it over, it ain’t gonna be delivered that day.

Once I had something scheduled for a Saturnday, and bam bam bam, overnight it went from distribution center, to the local hub, to the local PO, and then out for delivery that next morning, delivered on a Tuesday vs Saturnday. Was pretty amazed.

So… vast majority of the time it’s on/ahead of schedule, only rarely takes longer. Once it hits ISC New York, it’s usually spot-on. Only when it hits Chicago, Frisco, LA, etc., does it need to trek cross-country and then it’s a few days before any updates.

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I usually only have problems when it involves their partnership with UPS or FedEx. Left separately they seem to do fine.

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In recent months, I’ve had several misdirected parcels that have had a grand tour of the US while en route to my home. There have also been intermittent problems with the tracking service online. If those two things occur simultaneously, it might explain your current troubles. However, nothing has ultimately been lost. As others have said, your delays are not connected to the shut down.

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So for those of you who are better experienced with USPS, should I be worried that my package has been in limbo since January 4th? Below is the tracking info since the package entered the country.

January 4, 2019
In Transit to Next Facility
Your package is moving within the USPS network and is on track to be delivered to its final destination. It is currently in transit to the next facility.

December 31, 2018, 7:10 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
WEST FARGO NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 29, 2018, 6:24 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
STAMFORD CT DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 28, 2018, 5:51 am
Processed Through Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

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USPS is probably not affected by the shutdown….but not so sure how much US Customs is affected – all packages we get from abroad must go through customs one way or another so……probable delays

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But it looks like the package cleared customs before December 28th, since it was processed through ISC New York, which is the International Sorting Center – clears customs before going to ISC. I don’t have insurance on the package, so I just wanted to see what my options were since it’s been 14 days since the package has been working it’s way to me domestically from North Dakota (West Fargo Network Distribution Center) to California.

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Shutdown in no way effects USPS.

USPS Tracking has been working fine for me & package delivery has been lightening fast lately.

But as with anything, problems & mistakes can occur from time to time. They almost always sort themselves out with time however.

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Just can’t help to think there will be a tractor pulling to that bay in Jon’s pic. Scooping up all he packages and putting them in a large freight bin. But I guess manual labor is more cost effective there.

But USPS is alive and well, smashing up packages daily. No worries bout that.
Mine today… and they were unsuccessful at breaking it.

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@ vwpieces…. Do you have a link to that scanner? Smile

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@ vwpieces…. Do you have a link to that scanner? Smile

Yeah but no sense of me posting it. Was a Vipon deal @ $40 after $50 off with coupons, but no longer listed. Mine is TryAce SR950.
It is the same as Konnwei KW850 if you search on Amazon you’ll find some deals with 20% off of $70. KW850 also has YT vids on it… mine don’t.

I’ll PM ya some pros and cons bout it…

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vwpieces wrote:
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@ vwpieces…. Do you have a link to that scanner? Smile

Yeah but no sense of me posting it. Was a Vipon deal @ $40 after $50 off with coupons, but no longer listed. Mine is TryAce SR950.
It is the same as Konnwei KW850 if you search on Amazon you’ll find some deals with 20% off of $70. KW850 also has YT vids on it… mine don’t.

I’ll PM ya some pros and cons bout it…

Thanks vw, I appreciate that. Mine gave up the ghost & it’s time to get a new one. Wink

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