Fedex changed the world of shipping. They came up with the idea that everything would be taken to a regional hub, sorted, and then sent back out. So wanting to send a package from Orlando to Miami could result in the package going to Atlanta before being sorted and sent back out to Miami.
Even though it seems counter intuitive, it is actually faster and more efficient to do it that way. I fully understand that.
However, I don’t understand what is happening right now. I ordered a tablet computer on Monday.
- It shipped via USPS two day air on Monday evening from Pineville, North Carolina.
- Six hours later, it arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Twelve hours later, it arrived in Jacksonville, FL.
- Nine hours after that, it arrived in New Castle, Delaware
- From there, it went to Wilmington, Delaware.
- Another 13 hours, and it arrived in Philadelphia.
- Twelve hours later, it left Philadelphia.
- Now, six hours after it was last seen, and two days after it was shipped, no one appears to know where it is.
This is the tenth package that has disappeared for me in the past two and a half months.
I can’t even blame the train robbery in California for this one.