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Default Catastrophic experience shipping international UPS

Guys

I want to alert you to a bad experience with UPS over an international shipment and suggest you ship Fedex or DHL especially if shipping time-sensitive immigration docs. If you have any further questions pls PM me.

I mailed a 'guaranteed delivery' package containing immigration docs to Mumbai from Tucson, AZ. I wanted this package to reach at a particular date because of a time-sensitive processing required on part of my family in India. It was mailed through a UPS store in Tucson.
The problems:
1. The package was delayed by 2 business days, screwing me and my family - cancelled airplane tickets, missed appointments, cascading delay for further processing.
2. I am having trouble getting a refund even though I am eligible for it. The UPS store refuses to issue a refund saying that "there is no guaranteed international shipment' ever. This is after the fact that UPS shipping confirms that I am eligible for a refund, but it has to be processed through the store. So, basically, I am caught between the UPS store and UPS shipping.

Lesson learned:
1. Dont ship UPS
2. Even if you ship UPS, dont ship it through a UPS Store

Based on my discussions in the recent couple of days, Fedex may be a better option. In fact I FEDEX'ed duplicate copies of the paperwork 3 business days later and they were delivered on the same day as the UPS package!!! Never tried DHL so cant say anything.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:54 PM
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Default FedEx is best in my experience

I ship documents quite frequently to India, and FedEx is the best. I tried all of them, but others dont even come close to FedEx USA-to-India services.
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Default FedEx is the best

FedEx is the best shipping company for both domestic and international.

DHL is worse than UPS.

It is in this order

FedEX
UPS
DHL

I have very very bad experiance with DHL.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:57 PM
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my experience with all carriers including fedex/dhl and others have been bad. Infact no one can guarantee a timely delivery for international shipments, as there is customs check, that can delay the delivery. Customs clearance is not controlled by these carrier companies, though they can only expedite it.

my 2 cents.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:00 PM
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Fedex is the best. Do not use DHL ever. I got bad experience with DHL. They took a week to deliver the docs. But fedex delivered it within 2 days. Now I know, always go with fedex.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:01 PM
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Default which is better for India to US shippin

I was wanted to know what is the best way to get something from India, please share if you had any experience.

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GO with fedex. and stay away from DHL. my experience.

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I was wanted to know what is the best way to get something from India, please share if you had any experience.

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:06 PM
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if you want to get something from India. I think DHL is ok so far for me. But make sure that you are shipping it from the DHL main center .Never ever do it from normal (shop)braches as they would take their own sweet time to deliver them to main center.

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I was wanted to know what is the best way to get something from India, please share if you had any experience.

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:30 PM
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Default Why kill your valuable time?

People have started using IV forums to report any issue with customer service. Guys, grow-up, participate in IV activity rather than screwing the effort of few good people. I am sure that people who posted on this thread about DHL/UPS/FedEx are not going to show up at the DC rally. Why are you guys wasting the bandwidth and at the same time killing your time? Wish you all the luck in finding something better to do.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:35 PM
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Lightbulb sanju

Sanju,

This is indeed related to immigration issues, as many people have to get birth affidavits from india to usa and other places. I dont see whats wrong in using IV to discuss this courier issues.

Also, I dont know why would you link this with DC rally. I assume in good faith that people are going to show up at rally if they can, based on their circumstances.

Please do not make generic negative assumptions.

Peace.


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People have started using IV forums to report any issue with customer service. Guys, grow-up, participate in IV activity rather than screwing the effort of few good people. I am sure that people who posted on this thread about DHL/UPS/FedEx are not going to show up at the DC rally. Why are you guys wasting the bandwidth and at the same time killing your time? Wish you all the luck in finding something better to do.
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many people have to get birth affidavits from india to usa and other places.

Peace.

Gemini,

Isn't it enough to send a copy of the Affidavits of Birth and not the original. I think USCIS requires only copies of all documents. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Yes, copies should be fine..IMHO only, you can check with a lawyer though.

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Gemini,

Isn't it enough to send a copy of the Affidavits of Birth and not the original. I think USCIS requires only copies of all documents. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Yes, you are correct. They just need copies at the time of application, they can ask for originals if needed later if there is an interview. But yes, still I got my orginials in courier.

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Isn't it enough to send a copy of the Affidavits of Birth and not the original. I think USCIS requires only copies of all documents. Correct me if I am wrong.
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FedEx is the best, by far. UPS next. DHL is the worst (my personal experience).

Always use FedEx, and if not possible, use UPS. Never DHL.

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FedEx is the best shipping company for both domestic and international.

DHL is worse than UPS.

It is in this order

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I have very very bad experiance with DHL.
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Fed Ex is Good, never had any trouble with them
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