Two day, at no upcharge? And this is two day total transit, no interim shipper and then a drop at UPS correct?
Game changer my humble. I still won’t go traipsing to my hub but at least for now with sticking around home and UPS still just dropping packages off no signature required, what’s not to like. And for those that are happy with UPS anyway I’d be way more comfortable in pulling the trigger over the summer.
Had a package (from another place) out for delivery. Never showed, but driver said receiver refused package!
Called their Customer Support, and talked to rep, said someone would call me (I said I would even go to center to pick it up). No callback. Called back again. Rescheduled for delivery … after a week of that status, it was returned!
Driver was a moron and had to go to wrong address. Still trying to cool down from wanting to tar and feather the driver!
That is great news. Although to be honest, the last boxes I got before they were in styro were fine and didn’t feel warm when I got them. Wine was fine. I am in south texas and its already been really hot in the upper 90’s on and off. We are getting 105 on Tueday.
I think I am a bit lucky as the UPS hub were they load the trucks is just down the road from me and so they aren’t on the road that long.
But we are now entering the bowels of hell temps for the next few months so this is appreciated. So I can take advantage of the wine deals in summer also.
I had a case delivered today. Thankfully it was a refreshingly cool (low 70s) day here in mid-Missouri after a 90 degree streak just ended. Internal temperature of the case upon receipt was 75 degrees.
@chipgreen I got a “shipped” notice on Monday, and it was delivered here in central Missouri on Wednesday (the UPS info says it was shipped 2nd day air, so at some point of its route the outside temperature was around -50F ). According to Weather.com the high in Sonoma on Monday was 80 (89 on Tuesday, but I doubt it was still in Sonoma at that point).
Stolpman delivered in styro today at 14:12. 33C/91F outside. Bottle temp, compared to another bottle in my office, slightly warmer. Not hot to the point of worry, but clearly not cool. About what I would expect and fine reasonable for the expense of these.
If this were to be a library wine I cellar for years, I would have had it shipped differently.
@losthighwayz@rjquillin Yeah, two shipments coming here today as well, at least theoretically, if the truck gets here. It wasn’t a good idea for @WineDavid49 to ship to the LA area during a 4 day Santa Ana wind event.
And they just arrived. All warm (but not hot) to the touch, one leaky bottle out of 6 of Stolpman and one potentially leaky bottle of Vigo. (molarchae ordered the Stolpman, fwiw)
@klezman@losthighwayz@rjquillin@Winedavid49 Mine were warm as well when they arrived, above ambient temp here in Tacoma. I do like the 2 day shipping and tracking shows that my hold in Lathrop was only from 1am to 8am, so much better than the 48+ hours last time but just think this week was a really warm one in CA/OR.
No leakage or any other signs for concern, but I’m thinking these are for rather short term consumption
My latest UPS app update says it now supports “adult signature” package redirection to “eligible UPS Access Point locations”. In the past you could only redirect adult signature packages to a hub. Has anyone tried this with wine and UPS packages?
My latest shipment (Washington Cabernet Sauvignon Trio) didn’t fare quite as well. Still shipped Monday (2nd Day Air), received Wednesday (an 85 degree high) at 6pm, and internal temperature of the box was at 85. Hopefully not too long at that temperature.
@rjquillin I push a digital thermometer through the box (without opening, I aim for the break between the layers of styro) and feel it come in contact with the bottles – that’s where I measure the temp.
Received my yak palate box of Bergevin cab yesterday
Was hoping to test the shipping path to south South Carolina but as I was ready to push the submit button my lovely bride reminded me we’d be in central Wisconsin for a bit. Good catch on her part.
So the path, 2 day air:
petamula 6/16 low 53 high 76
oakland 6/17 low 58 high 72
louisville 6/17 low 70 high 89
minneapolis 6/17 low 63 high 79
eagan mn 6/17 6/18 low 64 high 89
stevens point 6/18 low 54 high 84
delivery, just west of Oshkosh 6/18 low 55 high 86
spent about 5 hours on the delivery truck, styro. Didn’t stick a thermometer in the box was a little busy but did open it up immediately. Thank the good lordy no pushed corks! Oh, yeah, screwtop. Not cool to the touch but not warm. So no problems. Wouldn’t do this with anything I’m going to age but for drinkers process worked well. And UPS here just dropping boxes and waving. No signature.
Just received the Hoi Polloi Mixed Reds (3 bottles) in NE Ohio, and all was fine. Packed in styro, slightly warm to the touch, but fine, and received in just a little over 1.5 days from when it was shipped; excellent.
UPS not requiring sig here, either, but do require someone (of age?) to be present. Seamless experience.
Just got an email from UPS with this text. Is this new or consistent with the existing policies that have been already discussed here?
"Have you ever been frustrated with having to wait longer for a delivery just because you weren’t home to sign for it?
Now you can redirect packages that require an adult signature—such as beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco orders—to a UPS Access Point® location (including The UPS Store® and Michaels®) for easy and convenient pick up.
Look for this option on your delivery alerts or log in to your UPS My Choice® account to manage deliveries anytime."