Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Express Courier, Jan 25, 2016.
Probably a good reason but I've never heard why that is.
Because they are a giant pain in the ass as-is, why not make it a little more so?
The shipping cost is too high to risk having to lose it over a disputed driver release.
At least that's what I've been told when I asked this question.
They were supposed to roll out international releases, here in 2015. Never heard what happened with that but we were also supposed to be rolling out international releases in 2013 too. I'll believe it when I see it.
Used to be if a customer had a release on file we could use it for international until one day the power pad wouldn't allow it. Of course they made the change without telling us first.
At times I'll get flowers that came from mexico and I'm thinking, really, I need to bring these flowers back because no one answered the door? A few times I'll go into shipper release and type in the shipper name but not sure I should be doing that. But seriously, it's stupid most of the time.
I love it that their P1 also.
I thought they were considered "perishables" and we can DR them, even at a closed business.
Over at HD anyways, ill get FTD, or proflowers that came from outside the country and the boxes say ok to DR...
I DR Pro Flowers everywhere.
I ran into this yesterday. Have somewhat of a PITA customer that runs a blinds business out of his house. Wants the blinds (Int'l) delivered to the garage in the alley, but gotta go to the house to get a signature. So I set him up with a Signature Release on file...evidently that won't work on these international ISRs. So much for trying to be efficient in my P1s.
You can provably thank the legal department for
this. They're real good at making our jobs harder than they need to be.
Put yourself in the shipper's shoes. Would you really want to send something to England or Italy and have the courier just leave it by the front door?
Most shippers don't have clue.
That's true but doesn't answer my question.
Who said I have to answer it?
Makes sense to me.
MOST, not all, flower shippers have shipper release numbers. Check with your SAL.
Recipient release numbers won't work for any Int'l shipments. Have them sign a bunch of doortags and keep them in your truck.
Did you expect a serious answer?
Just give him a whole pack of door tags...we have a few businesses like this.
is this just for express? because i DR internationals.
Ground releases everything.
Alcohol shipments, firearms, signature required, valuables, no problem.
Rumor (gasp!) has it that Homeland Security is the cause, what with worldwide terrorism, pipe bombs, anthrax spores, etc. Nasty stuff to leave on an unsuspecting doorstep.
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