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Old 07-29-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hi,
I live in Vancouver, Canada.

I've ordered some hops from wholesale hops and they shipped them 2 weeks ago but I still didn't get them.

Anybody has any idea how long this can take?

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Old 07-29-2011, 06:27 AM   #2
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Could be delayed at customs if it wasn't and in-bond shipment...Did you get a service level with a tracking number?
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Typically, it takes two weeks for postal mail to travel from Charlotte NC to Montreal QC. I believe there's still a black log of mail that needs to be processed due to the Canadian Postal strike.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:23 PM   #4

Hmmm, I guess this means my morebeer order from last Friday won't be here today...shipped USPS.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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My experience with USPS is usually 2-3 weeks. But it usually sits in customs for a week or so.

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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6-10 business days, usually at the 10 mark for me. It was basically three weeks for each of the last few things I've had sent from the US.

Plus whatever backlog that postal strike is still causing (just got a notice of a repair needed to our gas meter...sent June 9th).

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:13 PM   #7

Hey, I was wrong! My stuff just arrived via USPS to Winnipeg from morebeer.com Less than a week. 2 x 2.5g corny; in-line filtration system and 10 filters; some star-san; and a dual guage regulator.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #8
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Could be delayed at customs if it wasn't and in-bond shipment...Did you get a service level with a tracking number?
I've got a tracking number. The service level I guess is the slowest since it seems to be the cheapest.

This is what I get when i use the tracking number on USPS's site:

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Your Item's Status The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on July 14, 2011 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Please be advised tracking is not available for this product. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #9
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My business ships via USPS every day. Some domestic, some international. It is a mess...

Typical domestic delivery is 3-5 days, but can be as much as 30 days and still be considered "on time", international is typically 1-3 weeks, but up to 3 months is not considered unusual.

It is also typical for the post office tracking site to not update their records between the time the package is processed at the local sorting facility (about 1-3 days after shipping) and when it arrives at the customers location. This leads a lot of (my) customers to assume their package is lost in transit. (The reason behind this is that the USPS uses Fed-Ex to transport containers of mail by air in-between USPS sort centers. Containers of mail are then processed as time allows according to priority -express mail, priority mail, first class mail, ...bulk mail.)

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:34 PM   #10
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I've got my hops today, after 2 weeks and a half.
It's been shipped as USPS priority mail international flat rate envelope.

Thanks to all of you who replied to my question.


 
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