Does anyone know? I'm having an small item shipped from N.J the seller uses UPS only and stated to me that my address is not in there database (UPS) but i have had all my items shipped via UPSw/ tracking # via 1sale a day and it arrives in my USPS P.O. box please someone explain to me how this happens.
In the states UPS partners up with the USPS to make "mail" deliveries.
I think that UPS calls it "Smart Post". It takes way longer to get than regular mail, but does eventually get to your PO Box!
I would think they don't offer it here as you are out of the 48 contiguous US states.
I agree with providing a physical address to the shipper or beg them to ship by Priority Mail.
I have contacted shippers in the past and asked for shipping by USPS instead of UPS and have had pretty good luck!
Good luck to you!!
Yes, by default when adressing a parcel from the states and a P.O. box is applied without a physical it's does not show up in there database, however when i use my Paypal/Ebay account I get there UPS tracking and the item ending up in my P.O. Box, and you are also right to the fact it can take an extra week for delivery. I've been having a problem with a supplier who refuses to send me anything with USPS Thank you both very much for the the answer
Ok, I'm lost. USPS is quoting 120$ for my 30lb boxes. I remember seeing a post for USPS boxes being about 30$? Maybe those were way lighter?
if you can fit it in a "flat rate" box (12x12x5.5 USPS) cost 15$ a piece... I have about 25 of them packed with stuff right now & will be shipping them to myself for my move. (probably will end up with more before I finnaly leave)