Let’s face it: collectively we’re all a lot more dependent on UPS, FedEx, and the US Mail (for Netflix at least) than we had been in the past. It’s as if catalog ordering just exploded! And those catalogs were on the internets!
Therefore package tracking has become a lot more important, too, even for non-critical things. I want to know when I’m going to get my new branding iron, and I want to know now. And thus far, whenever something has been shipped via UPS I haven’t complained. Much.
But this time, I’m a little concerned. I ordered something back on Sunday and it shipped Monday. Since then, all I know is that it left California three days ago. Is it on a boat? Is someone driving it to Chicago? I don’t know and, worse, UPS’s system doesn’t either. It’s just “on its way.” That’s nice and all – really! – but I miss the nearly-excruciating level of detail UPS had provided me in the past.
I expect everything to get magically updated before the package arrives tomorrow (including “OUT FOR DELIVERY,” perhaps one of the best new phrases in the English language) but, truly, I’ve expected more from UPS. If I want shipping non-updates… that’s covered.
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