Originally Posted by GMMcL
BTW, dudes, I was talking a few days ago to my wife's uncle, who has a bunch of years in the USPS, including the "lost packages" division. He recommended that I include a copy of the shipping label inside the package, just in case the outside one gets too mangled or ripped off. He said they would do everything they could to discern either the destination or return address first from what they can find on the outside. Failing that, if they can tell there's a second copy inside -- they won't open a compromised package unless it's already been ripped open -- they will check that and use it to get it to its destination. So I've been printing and packing a second copy of the shipping label inside the package.
I know this might be a stretch but I could not resist asking after seeing 'lost package' division, etc.
Have a package coming into USA from overseas. USPS had it, last tracking was 3/14, processing in a sort facility and I think going out. Nothing since. Also,
it was 'missent' right before that, 3/12. Any advice from your uncle, wise in the dark arts of USPS package relocation, or whomever?
They have totally passed the buck telling me the sender must issue a notice on his end so they will do something. Obviously, them having noted nothing for 2 weeks is not a valid enough
reason to make an effort on their end.
That makes zero sense but is not completely surprising.
Any advice appreciated.