- Oct 17, 2011
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When I bought several items from Amazon, during checking out I have a choice of shipping items separately or combined into as few packages as possible.
I always think that combined into as few packages as possible save shipping costs. But sometimes I think it could be worst base of some past experiences.
The order and shipping info printed after I checked out may look very good, I see all my items in one shipment and one expected shipment date only. But this was not true.
When Amazon actually shipped my items, they broke it up nto 3 or even more different shipments. Not much of a problem if they take the trouble to find the appropriate packaging. But they always seems to grab oversize boxes for each of the broken up shipments. I don't mind if only one oversize box for all my items in one shipment. But now it becommes 3 or more oversize boxes. Worst still, one of the boxes sometimes looked like it actually was big enough to contain all the items in all the other boxes combined. Horrible! So how to save shipping costs.
How about taking the option to ask Amazon to ship each item separately. Is there any way to prevent Amazon from using more oversize boxes for each item? Otherwise its even more worst.
How about asking Amazon to gift pack each item and then ship each item separately? Is there any way to prevent Amazon from just gift wrapping each item and then put each item again in an oversize box? Then its back to square one.
I need your suggestion and ideas for saving shipment costs(CGW, vPost, BDL) when buying from Amazon. Thanks!
No need to contact BDL or FedEx, FedEx will retry the delivery.Hi all, for those with Borderlinx experience,
If Fedex Smartpost tries to deliver on Sat but BL office is closed, will Fedex retry on Monday, or do I need to contact Fedex liao?
Got this in my Fedex tracking:
Customer not available or business closed - Please contact local Post Office to pick up or reschedule delivery
Doesn't matter, no matter what you chose, Amazon may still ship your orders in large boxes. Even the same items you ordered from them before might come in an even larger box than the previous shipment, they are famous for that.
Your best bet is to ship Amazon purchases to CGW only because they are the only one to have the repacking option as compared with the other 2 forwarders.