Do be careful about using FedEx for stuff that has to be there by a
particular day. When the WMF has posted things to me in the past, FedEx
have refused to deliver on weekends, leaving me with a trip to the airport
in the snow to pick up the packages!

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On 14 January 2013 10:46, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > James Alexander, 14/01/2013 10:44:
> >
> >  The test planned for tomorrow (for Anonymous users in North America,
> >> without a discount) is mostly to see the potential for this to fund the
> >> Giveaway program we've been running (
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Wikipedia:Merchandise_**giveaways<
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Merchandise_giveaways>) that is a
> >> run away success.
> >>
> >
> > Do I understand correctly that you meant to target the notice to USA
> users
> > only? That's a good idea, probably, given the unaddressed complaints on
> > undelivered items abroad <https://meta.wikimedia.org/**
> >
> wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_**merchandise#USPS_Priority_**Mail_Int.27l_reliability<
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_merchandise#USPS_Priority_Mail_Int.27l_reliability
> >>;
> > but I did see it this morning, so perhaps something went wrong.
> >
> > Nemo
> >
> The survey today is worldwide but the one for tomorrow is supposed to be
> North America in general (we've found that shipping to Canada and Mexico is
> much better overall). That said however thank you for showing me that link,
> somehow I didn't get my normal notification and missed it.
> I responded on wiki as well now but you should know that we were seeing the
> same problems. To be honest I was taken by surprise at how bad USPS
> Priority was internationally despite their promises to the contrary.
> Because of that we took it away as an option for International users
> completely and no longer use it for our flat rate shipping either (which we
> subsidize so that no one has to pay too much). Currently all international
> packages are going to be sent FedEx which we've used as a foundation for a
> very long timer with success.
> FYI: It's about 3am here so I'm going to be heading to bed but will
> obviously be able to answer more questions in the morning if there are any.
> James
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