Lies the USPS about delivery attempts

Forum: Offtopic Who does USPS ship with in DL?



by Jörg W. (dl8dtl) (Moderator)


I am expecting a package that I bought from ebäh in the USA. The sender sent it with USPS (United States Postal Service) and I have a package ID that can be used to view the shipment status. Allegedly there was a delivery attempt yesterday at 8:46 am. Only: my wife was at home at this time, no one rang the doorbell, there was no note: "We did not meet you, etc. pp." in the mailbox. Does anyone have any idea who does the delivery for USPS in this country so that you can call them? We have received several parcels from DHL in the last few days without any problems, so I would assume that someone else has them delivered here.



I can't answer you directly, but: A USPS package from California worth 50 euros never arrived here. The partner would have to be DHL.

by Jörg W. (dl8dtl) (Moderator)


Ber P. wrote:> normally have DHL as a partner. Well, let's see what else happens there. DHL has at least already proven to be able to deliver parcels to me. ;-)

by Jörg W. (dl8dtl) (Moderator)


Ah, thanks for the tip with DHL. You can also type in the USPS tracking ID directly at DHL. What reads like this at USPS:
1* Attempted Delivery Abroad, November 11, 2010, 8:46 am, GERMANY
2* Out of Foreign Customs, November 08, 2010, 1:47 pm, GERMANY
3* Into Foreign Customs, November 08, 2010, 1:47 pm, GERMANY
4* Into Foreign Customs, November 06, 2010, 12:03 pm, GERMANY
5* Arrived Abroad, November 06, 2010, 12:02 pm, GERMANY
6* International Dispatch, November 05, 2010, 6:17 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
7* Arrival
8* Electronic Shipping Info Received November 03, 2010
then appears at DHL as:
103.11.10 2:51 p.m. DE The shipment has arrived at the Start Parcel Center.
205.11.10 03:03 AM DE The shipment has arrived at the export parcel center.
305.11.10 06:17 AM DE The consignment is transported to the destination country.
411/6/10 12:02 p.m. IPZ-Ffm, DE The shipment has arrived in the destination country.
511/08/10 1:47 p.m. IPZ-Ffm, DE The shipment from abroad has arrived at the import parcel center.
611/9/10 8:19 PM Saulheim, DE The shipment was processed in the Start Parcel Center.
711.11.10 00:57 am Ottendorf-Okrilla, DE The shipment was processed in the destination parcel center.
811.11.10 8:46 am - The shipment was handed over to customs.
I. E. customs are actually much later than USPS claims.


Hopefully your mailbox is accessible from the outside? If not, as with me, the delivery man will put his note on it somewhere outside, which will then be removed by a fellow tenant, who is always upset about some kind of dirt, before you have the slightest chance of getting it. But that's only sometimes the case in apartment buildings. Otherwise just keep calm. I solved it so that my stuff is sent to my relatives, who are also there to accept the package. Has worked for years without any problems because they have their own house. I pick up once a week.

by Rufus Τ. F. (rufus) (Moderator)


If DHL delivery agents cannot deliver (or think they cannot deliver), they will not leave a notification. This will only be sent by post to the address after the undelivered item has been delivered to the responsible post office. So that can take some time ... I've already seen the case that a card landed in the mailbox on Monday saying that the delivery attempt was made on Thursday. When the parcel was picked up, however, the staff at the post office admitted that it would be too long, the notification should have been there on Friday or Saturday at the latest. Incidentally, the day of the attempted delivery counts with the 7-day collection period, so you should be careful.

by Bernd G. (company: banner bearer of progress) (berndg)


> I.e. Customs is actually much later than USPS claims. USPS / UPS / FedEx indicate the date of the electronic advance customs declaration, i.e. the shipping company immediately informs the German customs office of entry (e.g. Cologne) about the customs declaration upon receipt of the package. This does not rule out that the consignment will still be treated by the main customs office in Dresden.


Rufus t. Firefly wrote:> If DHL delivery agents cannot deliver (or think they cannot deliver>) then they do not leave a notification. With us it does. That is why you can usually only pick it up the next day. Example: One is briefly shopping in the morning while the parcel deliverer comes. Then you can only try to find and track the delivery vehicle ;-)

by Jörg W. (dl8dtl) (Moderator)


Bernd G. wrote:> USPS / UPS / FedEx indicate the date of the electronic advance customs declaration>, i.e. the customs declaration is communicated to the German customs office (e.g. Cologne) in advance when the package is received> immediately. Yes, that was just my misunderstanding. > This> does not exclude that the consignment is still being treated by the main customs office in Dresden>. It is exactly like that. I can now go pick up the thing there. They didn't swim here on the sausage stock, apparently too many people at ebäh & Co. rode with faked bills. They now want to see a copy of the amount actually paid from me, because that is the basis for the EUSt. is. Well, luckily the white man at the customs office neighs only a few meters from my place of work. We have no problems with DHL deliveries to neighbors, it works here without any problems.

by Rufus Τ. F. (rufus) (Moderator)


Michael Frangenberg wrote: >> If DHL delivery agents cannot deliver (or think they cannot deliver >>), then they do not leave a notification. >> We can. That is why you can usually> pick it up the next day. It used to be the case in Berlin that the postman delivering the parcel drops the notification himself. But for ... let's say ... reasons of cost optimization, the suspicion is growing that some deliverers are dropping the matter of attempting delivery and sending the notification. (In individual cases, the deliverers themselves are not necessarily to be blamed for, the quantities of deliveries that they have to deliver can often not be managed within normal working hours)