FedEx Sucks – I Think??
FedEx used to be amazing. Shit would arrive in less than a day sometimes. But for the last couple of years, FedEx sucks. At least I think they suck.
Perhaps It’s Not FedEx That Sucks?
Years ago, when I worked in consulting, one of my company’s clients was FedEx. They gave us an incredible rate for overnight shipping, so we shipped EVERYTHING via FedEx. I even sometimes sent clothes and/or toiletries to hotels where I’d be staying so I didn’t have to pack them and carry them in my luggage!
In the interim, shipping has gotten very confusing. Amazon sends packages through U.S. Postal Service or their own delivery people. FedEx and UPS also sometimes rely on USPS to deliver their local packages. I never know who is delivering items anymore.
But one thing I do know. FedEx needs to stop lying to customers about when their package will arrive.
Dudes!…just add 3 days to your estimate. If it actually comes in 3 days early, people will be thrilled. But when it arrives 3 days late (as it often does these days), it will be considered on-time!
My Latest FedEx Head Scratcher
I ordered yarn from Joann. Nothing I needed quickly. It’s simply a possible replacement yarn option for https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-cross-body-shoulder-bagthe Knitted Cross-Body Shoulder Bag pattern I published. I will test-knit a bag using it to see if it will work instead of the discontinued yarn I designed it with.
Anyway…I get this e-mail from JoAnn this past Sunday.
I click on the “Track Your Package” link, and I’m disappointed to see it was sent via FedEx. But at least they already had the package in their possession.
Finally, the package arrives three days later than announced. Oh surprise.
And it was delivered by USPS. Huh?!?! Not a FedEx marking on the package.
Again…I didn’t care when this package arrived. I won’t be using it for at least a few weeks. But I think most of us get annoyed when expectations are set and rarely are they met.
On the other hand, I have found both the US Postal Service and UPS have both done a really great job.
I was able to finish all the i-cord for my workshop.
I was even able to pick up and knit 88 stitches on the i-cord for five of the cowl projects.
Thank you all for the great workshop advice. Just asking for advice helped me clarify what I needed to do. But every piece of advice in the comments was very gratefully read. You all are such a wealth of information and support. Thank you.