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Subject: Electronic Shipping Info Received
Date Posted: 7/28/2009 1:55 PM ET
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Hi,

   Can someone please explain exactly what electronic shipping info received means?  Does that just mean the person who used DC clicked that the book had been mailed?  That doesn't necessarily mean it actually has been mailed though, right?  Just the intent to mail? 

    I have been  waiting on a book that says electronic shipping info received on July 19 and then nothing after that.    It's a WL book so I am very anxious to get it.    Any comments welcome!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 2:00 PM ET
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all that means is they purchased dc.  the package has not been scanned yet, BUT that does not mean it has not been mailed.  i dc all packages and if i dont take it to the counter, sometimes they dont get scanned until delivery.  dc stands for delivery confirmation and that is the only time they are required to scan the package.

hope this helps....

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 2:05 PM ET
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Thanks, Wendy!  You know how it is when it's a WL book and you want to read it right now!  LOL!

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 2:43 PM ET
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The post office can be very slow to scan - they don't have to scan at all until delivery. It's very frustrating though when you pay for DC to get the quicker credit, and then the book doesn't get scanned for 10 days or more! Right now I have 6 books I mailed last week that still have not been scanned.

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 3:33 PM ET
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On my books I've mailed list, I have two that I mailed out on the 26th by dropping them in a blue box in front of my PO, and they both still just show up "Electronic Shipping Info Received" when I check details.  I mailed out 5 yesterday by running them inside & dropping them off at the counter at the same PO, and they all have their 1st enroute scan:P  I would hope that they brought the mail in from the blue box out front & started processing it by now, so I imagine they don't always scan things that get dropped out there.

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 3:58 PM ET
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USPS scanning is so erratic

Transit time is longer from Hawaii so I alwas get DC for Media mail.  In my experience it can take 2-3 weeks before anything shows up on the USPS scan, usually when the book has arrived in CA by slow boat across the Pacific.

I currently have 9 books in transit, all with DC, some posted as long ago as July 12th and all showing "Electronic Shipping Info Received" when I check details.

I also have a box of books (via eBay) coming from MI that was mailed July 12th and just shows  "Electronic Shipping Info Received" when I check details.

Patience is a virtue :0

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 4:00 PM ET
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Electronic shipping info received, means that a DC number has been purchased and assigned.  It makes no judgement on whether or not the package has actually been mailed. 

Unless you purchase postage at the counter, USPS is not obligated to scan media mail anywhere except upon delivery.  Courtesy scanning from over-the-counter and blue box books is apparently being actively discouraged.

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 5:01 PM ET
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Yep, Denise is right, that number shows up as soon as you print the label. Until there is another scan somewhere along the way, you won't get another entry in the details. Usually the first scan on my sent books shows up the day after I mail them at the Minneapolis distribution center, but not always, I have one now that I mailed out a couple days ago and there is nothing yet.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 9:34 AM ET
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The post office is like watching a pot of boiling water.  The more you watch the water boil (or wait for it to begin boiling) equates to the desire to have the book in your hands and is directly related to how often the book is scanned allowing you to see its progress.

Electronic Info Received means it has been purchased and the electronic info was uploaded sometime between the time of purchase and the next morning (typically).  It no way indicates whether or not the book is actually enroute, however.