getting package

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by pacakge_headache, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. pacakge_headache

    pacakge_headache New Member

    I ordered a 15 dollar fan on amazon with free 2 day shipping. I just recently started a new job, where i will not be home all day (working 8am to 5pm mon-fri). None of my nearby neighborhoods can help me since they are unable to wait all day for UPS to come. It cannot be delivered to my new job because the company requires packages to be approved plus it has to be for company use. And its in another area of town thats a bit far from my address. My local UPS hub that allow package pickups is only open till 5pm, and it will take me atleast 1-2 hours to get there from home/work. According to the info notice, it says an signature is required for the package. Can anyone give me some ideas on what i can do?

    I always keep on forgetting that the UPS had some kind of faculty open on saturday for package pickup because i love the fact that USPS allows pickups on saturday
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Do you have a neighbor that can sign for the package for you? If so leave a note for the UPS driver to deliver to your neighbor they can sign for it.
  3. p228

    p228 Member

    Sign the back of the info notice.
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Why didn't you just go to Target?
  5. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Great idea. Did you even read the original post?
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As you already know this is not an option on 42 or A8.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    It's a 15 dollar fan. It's either a note 4 or apt./duplex. OP didn't say. I like menotyou 's idea. I delivered a lawn mower from home depot and home depot is a mile down the road. Whatever, job security. :)
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The OP didn't read the info notice very well, either way. Doesn't it give a phone number to call to arrange a pick up? Something like, oh I don't know, 1-800-pick-ups?
  9. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Thats what I dont get sometimes. People order things that can be bought at the store no more then a few miles away.

    I understand these types of orders give us work, but why go threw the wait, cost of shipping and unexpected delays or damages. I think people and buisness could save a boat load of money by going out and getting these items on their own. As of now with this so-called economic crash, people still order these things in mass.
  10. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    I ordered a large tiller from home depot, but it came from their delievery service. I guess if it cost less to ship it threw ups then its own service, so be it.

    As for job security, sure why not. But these types of things slow down and cram the system.

    Such things as paper towels, cups, tools and many others come threw our system. Such things can be bought elsewhere and probably for a lot cheaper then using any delievery service.
  11. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Wen it says a signature is required, what EXACTLY does it say?

    On the infonotices there are 4 options.

    1. Your written authorization is required to leave the package. If this is the case, sign the back of the notice and we'll leave it.

    2. The sender requested a signature at the time of delivery (Someone needs to be home at the time of delivery to sign for it)

    3. An adult signature is required (someone over 21 must be home to sign for it in person)

    4. You owe a COD in the amount of ____

    I highly doubt its the last 2 since you said its just a $14 fan. haha.

    Do you live in an apartment complex? if so, you can sign the notice and we'll leave it at your door
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Would've saved you this big headache, believe me.
  13. pacakge_headache

    pacakge_headache New Member

    my local store does not carry the fan i needed...The fan is mostly used for electronics, like computer fans
  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I love it when our Home Depot or Lowe's ships a toilet, I just look at it and shake my head. But then again, it is job security. :happy-very:
  15. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    We can't SDN a signature required package. If it's driver that wants sig then yea sign the back and driver can D.R. MAybe leave side note on were you want package hiding like Rear door or "back of house".

    If it's a shipper requesting a signature then you or someone else like a nieghbor need to electronic sign on our diad. If you can't then you could request a will call.
  16. p228

    p228 Member

    It's a $15 fan from, you really think it is a sig. required?
  17. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Use your lunch to go to UPS and pick it up. You will have to call and request it be held for pickup. It will not be available for pickup until the day after you call.
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Hell no. Just leave a note on the door with your signature on it saying to leave it in back yard or somewhere. Why are we making this harder than it is. And what is A8 or 4? We DR most everything since UPS doesn't want us to have too many send agains. (Obviously, not the high end items) Give this guy a break. DR it. ("driver release it")

    Hey Iowa!!!
  19. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Around here every negative driver follow up is a write up, next step in progression. I recomend never DR another package
  20. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Hey Helen, how you doin?