So I shipped a package to a friend who lives out in Connecticut. I printed the shipping label on the 17th of this month and put it out that same night for pickup. I assume they picked it up the next day (Actually, knowing USPS, maybe not). Now, here on the 21st of October, my tracking info still says "Processed through sort facility in Indianapolis, Indiana". Great. It's been saying that for 2 days now. Before that it just said "We have been notified to expect your package" or something to that effect.
How in the world is it still sitting at the airport? I know there's flights out to the northeast and I ship packages that way all the time. Yet apparently it STILL has not left the airport
Bottom line is this. USPS Priority mail claims to have your package delivered in 2-3 days. I don't usually ship Priority Mail because of the cost, but this time I sort of needed the package to be there a bit quicker (Too late now).
To sum it up. ALWAYS ship via First Class if you use USPS. Priority Mail is twice as expensive and actually is far worse than First Class (Who knew).
This is the first time I've used Priority Mail, and I promise I will never do it again. The tracking sucks. The service sucks. And it costs twice as much.
I'll be going back to First Class next time. It's faster than Priority it seems.
Then again, maybe I should just use UPS next time.
Anyone used Priority before and had this experience?