On Sat, Jul 07, 2018 at 05:04:18PM -0400, John Sessoms wrote: > I'm expecting a package to be delivered to a local store for me to pick up. > I've had bad experiences with UPS home delivery before. In fact, I've had > far more bad experiences with UPS than I've had good ones. So whenever I > can, I elect delivery to the store. > > The store gave me a UPS tracking number so I can see when my package is > going to arrive. > > Funny thing about UPS routing; something I don't understand: > > > United States 07/05/2018 4:25 P.M. Order ocessed: > > Ready for UPS > > Lynnfield, MA, United States 07/05/2018 6:45 P.M. Origin Scan > > Lynnfield, MA, United States 07/05/2018 8:41 P.M. Departure Scan > > Warwick, RI, United States 07/05/2018 9:59 P.M. Arrival Scan > > Warwick, RI, United States 07/06/2018 4:09 A.M. Departure Scan > > Raleigh, NC, United States 07/06/2018 9:58 P.M. Arrival Scan > > Raleigh, NC, United States 07/06/2018 11:22 P.M. Departure Scan > > Greensboro, NC, United States 07/07/2018 12:43 A.M. Arrival Scan > > The destination is here in Raleigh, NC. There's a large UPS facility here. > > *WHY*, if the item has arrived at the destination city *RALEIGH* would UPS > ship it to Greensboro for it to just be shipped back to Raleigh?
Because a facility set up to deliver packages by the truckload to a downstream sorting and delivery hub probably doesn't have the staff and/or vehicles to deal with the "last mile" delivery. Raleigh has the bulk hub for a large area, but Greensboro is probably the next level in the distribution chain; Raleigh (bulk) isn't set up to deliver directly to the Raleigh (local) UPS facility. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.