Sellers are nonetheless coping with the ramifications of late deliveries brought on by a brutal holiday-season transport logjam, and now they’re coping with one other nationwide transport catastrophe.
The USPS stated its nationwide transportation community has been severely disrupted by winter climate occasions, main it to droop its Precedence Mail Categorical Cash-back Assure.
The suspension is retroactive, operating from Friday, February 19, via Thursday, February 25.
Monday’s announcement follows:
“The nationwide transportation community has been severely disrupted by the a number of winter climate occasions throughout the nation. The scenario has affected USPS transportation and processing capabilities. Subsequently, in accordance with the Home Mail Guide Part 604.9.5.5 Precedence Mail Categorical money-back assure is suspended nationwide as of Friday, February 19, 2021 via Thursday, February 25, 2021.”
UPS suspended its service assure a yr in the past (March 24, 2020) because of the pandemic. Final week, it too warned of service disruption on account of current storms, stating, “Though your location will not be impacted by climate, the motion of packages within the community could also be impacted by climate situations in different areas.”
FedEx had additionally suspended its money-back assure on account of COVID-19, and an announcement on its web site right now additionally warns of weather-related pick-up and supply delays, and warned scanning and monitoring info might also be delayed.
As we reported on Friday, eBay and Amazon suggested sellers of what steps they had been taking to handle purchaser expectations and defend sellers’ efficiency data.