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Subject: Priority Mail (Amazon Prime) always late -- answered
Date Posted: 2/8/2011 7:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/8/2011 8:39 PM ET
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Priority Mail AVERAGES two or three days...its not a guarenteed service.

If you are getting them in 3 days, you are still well within the average.

"USPS is misrepresenting"

USPS is very up front about Priority Mail averaging 2-3 days

straight off USPS.com :

"Take the guesswork out of shipping with Priority Mail® Flat Rates. Whatever fits in the box or envelope ships for one low rate—anywhere in the United States. There's virtually no weighing or calculating. And your packages reach their destination in 2-3 days."

"but I can't believe that's the problem because my Prime shipments from UPS always show up on time or early....

because that's coming from UPS. But it still doesn't look like it will be on time. :-P"


How can UPS packages ALWAYS show up on time, if this one didn't?


as Amazon's labels are computer-printed with barcodes and such, so I'd think they'd be pretty clear.


You'd be surprised, one smudge on the label and a 5 looks like a 6, or a 3 looks like an 8. USPS doesn't use the barcodes to sort the mail, just to confirm delivery.

Date Posted: 2/8/2011 8:47 PM ET
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I'm thinking it's the USPS in your area.  I have amazon Prime, too, and I've never had a problem UPS or USPS.  I'm guessing that you're suffering from one of the disadvantages of living in the country.

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Date Posted: 2/8/2011 8:57 PM ET
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The Amazon packages that my post office delivers are all drop shipped to our office via a Fedex contract driver who brings them up from Syracuse to our small town. We are the next-to-last delivery on his route, and some days he just can't get to our office or his last office before we close.  So I guess my first question would be, do you  live in a small town?

Date Posted: 2/8/2011 9:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/8/2011 9:07 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/8/2011 10:10 PM ET
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Amazon customer but not Prime member.  My Amazon orders usually arrive the day posted, and sometimes a day early. 

Apparently Amazon is using the wrong date for your packages, you should discuss it with them.  I doubt USPS can or will do much, officially Amazon is their customer for these.  And yes, I'd agree the delay probably has something to do with the hand-off beteen the two carriers and your location. 

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:21 AM ET
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I have been a Prime member for years and live in a small town.  99.9% of my packages from them come via UPS and I always get timely.  Your problem really sounds like a carrier problem, not Amazons.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 1:00 PM ET
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I've gotten regular non-Prime Amazon packages from the USPS but I'm not sure I've ever gotten an Amazon Prime package from the USPS. Mine are always either UPS or FedEx (if I chose Saturday delivery), unless it's something oversized then it's an independent commercial carrier.