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A Year In Pen Shipping
Posted 30 December 2010 - 18:00
"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 23:44
Posted 01 January 2011 - 19:50
I'd be curious to know the breakdown of that; lost and mis-delivered mail sounds like a USPS problem, but "unable to be delivered" mail is likely the fault of the sender.
The mail delivery correction rate in Metro Chicago area is only 91% in 2009, meaning 9 out of 100 mails delivered to the area got lost, mis-delivered, or unable to be delivered.
When I was in an apartment building with a lot of turnover (mostly students), there was a huge amount of mail showing up for people no longer in residence, and I wonder how that sort of thing (and incorrect addressing in general) contributes to the statistics. I don't think the post office has ever lost something of mine that was clearly and correctly addressed, though some have suffered strange delays.
Any way you slice it, though, 91% sounds really bad!
Posted 01 January 2011 - 20:01
Posted 11 June 2014 - 13:25
Thanks for a very informative post, Bob. I've started selling some pens abroad, and this info is just what I needed. It's been a few years since this thread was active. I'm curious if your list of high risk countries to ship to has changed since then.