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How and when to ship. What box / packing to use. Carrier reviews. Importation questions and answers.
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Postby RichFrye » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:45 am

"Why should USPS give one hoot about you or your package?"

Hence Claton, the only recourse is to .............
One pic is worth?
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Postby d00m » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:50 am

My father works for the USPS. It's horrid what they do to some packages. Use FedEX or UPS.


Postby Frogtofall » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:07 am

I'd like to note the box did not leave in the state you saw in the first pic I posted. I put air bladders in there to hold them in place. I still think I didn't pack it right though, but my goodness, there's no reason to bring that up as its no excuse for the condition of the box.

I won't be shipping big boxes like that anymore thats for sure, 2 smaller boxes from now on. I've never had a box of broms look like that though. Just ridiculous.

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Postby Dancing frogs » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:43 am

RichFrye wrote:What is the first thing that comes to mind here ?????

If you owned a shipping co. ,would you shoot or can, or both, the employee that handed a customer that box.........

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Postby hkspowers » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:56 am

This is a bunch of crap, there is no excuse for that package to look like that. I worked for petco, and A-1 appliance and circuit city, they all had stuff delivered from usps, ups and fed ex. Many many times we got in boxes with just the product inside and no support on the sides and we NEVER got a box like that! All of our boxes arived with no dents in them. And about the labeling fragile, and this side up most shippers do pay attention to that around here. I worked for a shipping company for a few months and they made it a very big point to make sure our trucks were stocked properly and that we paid attention to the labels on it. So if a box arrived like that we would seek some compensation from the shipper. Makes me so pissed when I see a box like that. well better stop now. hehe



Postby Cody » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:08 am

Antone, you did the same thing for my shipment and it came in just fine, no structural support, it was a lot closer to you though so I guess it passed through a lot less incompetency.

Not packaged right? Its a box! That should be enough! Aside from some crumpled newspaper I never reinforce a box unless for insulation.


Postby Frogtofall » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:24 pm

Its nice to hear that feedback Cody. Thank you.


Postby pastorjosh » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:34 pm

I ship mainly through USPS (I offer shipping via UPS, but due to costs 98% of the people choose USPS). As much as 1 in 60 boxes ends up pretty smashed.

Boxes are pretty strong. Most of the smashing is due to the mechanical sorting that takes place. You can't package a box well enough or make it strong enough for it to stand up to a mechanical sorter.

Also, it is pointless to label boxes as no one reads it. They just don't read it.


Postby zaroba » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:15 am

i've worked at a gorcery store for the past 6 years loading and unloading trucks, and its easy for them to get smashed regardless of whats in the boxes. so you can't say its not properly packaged.

overall, it doesen't look like the structural integrity of the box was actually compromised. it looks like the side corners are still intact. typically if a box is crushed, the corners are the first to go as they support most of the weight. so i doubt it was under heavy boxes.

i'm assuming the box is pictured sitting upright. judging by the dents, my guess is that it was sitting on the corner of a pallet on a truck, probably towards the middle. another pallet had a smaller box overhanging its side and a forklift driver put the pallet on the truck and pushed it to make it go in as far as it could. the overhaning box hit your box and pushed the big square dent into it. looking at how the dent is at an angle, the other box probably got squished as well. the pressure of the side being pushed in pulled the side and top edge in aswell.

the smaller dent might have been made from a pallet on the truck beside it. typically, to fit more pallets in the truck, thier loaded with one facing front to back and the one next to it facing sideways in an alternating arrangement. this often causes the boxes to hit each other and sometimes get stuck as they shift around while the truck is driving. then when unloading, the pallet beside it had a box get caught on your box and people had to push against it to get the pallet out.

its a cardboard box, the only type of structural reinforcement that would have a chance of stoping a 3-5 ton forklift from smashing it with a box on another pallet and denting both boxes would be a heavy steel or aluminum box inside the cardboard box.

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