My Choice - is it really this stupid?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Taco, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Taco

    Taco Member

    I have something being delivered tomorrow and for the first time since I've been enrolled in My Choice nobody will be home to receive it. Tuesday won't be a problem, so I have two options:
    1) Waste my driver's time with a NI 1
    2) Pay $5 so UPS can warehouse it for a day

    I hate the idea of my driver making a stop they know they're not going to be able to complete. The item isn't big, bulky, expensive, or critical, so it's not going to be much of an inconvenience for either one of us to make a second attempt (well, more of an inconvenience for my driver than me). So I plan on leaving a post it note on my door tomorrow saying "UPS- leave InfoNotice, see you tomorrow" so he won't stand at my door for 20 seconds waiting for me to answer it.

    Honestly I think the "Reschedule Delivery" should be free for a day, maybe two. I'm sure warehousing it for a day is cheaper than making a delivery attempt.
     
  2. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    i like mychoice so far. I have two houses on my route that get signature required almost daily, and it allows my to deliver it to the front door with an esignature.
     
  3. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    My choice isn't going over to well we got a PCM two weeks ago that we need to get more people to sign up. They are even having a competition to see what building can get the most people to sign up. Just another desk jockeys great plans that isn't living up to the hype. Probably has cost the company more money than they will ever save or make off it.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Taco, I was hoping you would have posted a tracking number as we could have given you more accurate advice. If you have the tracking number, I'd like to you to look at the 9th and 10th digits. If they are A8 or 42 that means the package must have an adult signature (A8) or must have a signature (42). A8 packages cannot be indirected to a neighbor nor can they be left using electronic release. Packages with a 42 can be indirected to a neighbor. Packages with 03 can be driver released, which means we leave it out of sight/out of weather at your residence.

    You can have the package held at the center and pick it up the same day (SDWC) at no charge. You can also have it redirected to your place of employment, if that is a better option for you. There is a charge for that ($10?). You can also authorize the release of the shipment through MyChoice

    Do you have a neighbor whom you would feel comfortable having your package indirected to? If so, this or authorizing the release of the shipment would be the best options for all involved.
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That doesn't cost the customer anything. If the customer had to pay for that service they wouldn't do it. Since my choice started I have only had 3 E sig deliveries.
     
  6. Taco

    Taco Member

    Regular Ground --code 03. No DR here, controlled access apartment where only buzzers inside the building can open the door. If it was a phone intercom I'd let the driver in so he could DR. Don't know any of my neighbors well enough to ask them to accept it. SDWC isn't worth the drive to the center when someone will be home on Tuesday.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Actually we are allowed to DR at controlled access apartment complexes. If the driver has other deliveries for your complex and is able to gain entry he will DR your package.

    Leave the post it note as you suggested and you will have your package Tuesday.
     
  8. Taco

    Taco Member

    I know. I do it. But if I can't get in, I can't DR.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are a driver?? Why not have the package held at the center?
     
  10. Taco

    Taco Member

    I don't work at the center that delivers to my place.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tuesday it is.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Is their a charge to reroute a package nowadays if you are not a member of mychoice?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $10.
     
  14. Its stupid! the only thing i can see it good for is the people who get there narcotics delivered by us but thats about it.
     
  15. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    pick up phone have it redirected to custumer counter at your blding
     
  16. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    i would HIGHLY recommend you discuss this with your LP person
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The key words are "secured entry" or "controlled access".
     
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Upstate is correct and any LP person will tell you the same thing. If access to the apartment/ condo complex is controlled (ie locked ) you can Dr the package if you can get inside. However the area in which the building is located could be a determine factor is you DR the packages or not.
     
  19. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I DR to my condo unit complexes also, which arent secured, and are multi level. Our LP says to leave packages which we feel are safe. I have a condo complex with 12 units per building, which get about 10 stops a day to all the buildings combined, and in 5 years, I have had 1 negative DR.
    I will not leave packages at my apartment complexes, since the residents move in and out frequently, but it is not a problem since the office will sign for the packages.
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Upstate's area and mine, for that matter, have relatively low crime rates. If you can get in the door, you can (pretty much) drop. There are a few exceptions, but that's why we have area knowledge.