UPS is better in tracking information of your package than USPS. USPS does not update their tracking site often, which will leave you wondering where your package is — if it is still on its way or already lost somewhere. UPS, on the other hand, is efficient enough to scan the package in each and every arrival and departure.
I won’t say that UPS is faster than USPS in terms of delivery time. Both are actually slow. When I ordered my Swiss watch from buy.com and the seller opted for a UPS delivery, I know it will take a week for my order to arrive. And I was right. Exactly 7 days of shipping time.
Right now I am waiting for my DSL camera that I bought from ebay 5 days ago. Yes, it was sent via UPS. According to the UPS Tracking Information website, the package is in “transit and on time.” And the scheduled delivery date is 10/28/2009, that’s tomorrow.
But I found the tracking results provided by UPS very confusing. How can my package arrive in Sioux Falls, SD and depart in Omaha, Nebraska in just a span of 9 minutes? Look at the table below and tell me what’s wrong with it.
And why do I feel that the package is going away rather than coming near me?
|OMAHA, NE, US||10/27/2009||2:45 P.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
|SIOUX FALLS, SD, US||10/27/2009||2:36 P.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
|OMAHA, NE, US||10/27/2009||2:20 P.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
|COMMERCE CITY, CO, US||10/27/2009||4:28 A.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
|CERRITOS, CA, US||10/23/2009||8:12 A.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
|10/23/2009||12:31 A.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
|GARDENA, CA, US||10/22/2009||11:58 P.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
|10/22/2009||9:42 P.M.||ORIGIN SCAN|
|US||10/22/2009||3:37 P.M.||BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED|
Where is my package now?