Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I Don't Understand How Shipping Works (Part II)

Meow Mix isn't saying anything, but I can see what's happening. They are discontinuing the wet cat food that Ziggy eats. I used to purchase Ziggy's wet food at Target, but they stopped carrying his specific food a few months ago. While I typically dread going there, I started going to Wal-Mart to buy his food since the price was similar to what Target charged. Now, Wal-Mart is not stocking this brand. Wegmans still carries the Meow mix but at 50 cents more per pack than Wal-Mart. Safeway and Harris Teeter change more than $2 more than Wal-Mart, so I don't even look there. The last thing I want to do is change the cat food since who knows what will happen if I change Ziggy's diet. Therefore, to keep giving Ziggy the food he has known nearly his entire life, I recently ordered Ziggy's food online. And to get free shipping, I bought 9 (yes 9!) boxes of Meow Mix.

A few years ago, I wrote a post about how I don't understand the shipping process. In that case, something I ordered went from Maryland to Oregon and then back to me in Virginia. Maryland and Virginia border each other; Oregon does not. Anyway, for the cat food purchase, apparently, the shipment is being divided up where 4 boxes are being shipped from one location and 5 boxes from a completely different area.

Order #1 - Shipment information sent to FedEx on Sunday, 6/28/2015 at 9:44 am.

Monday, 6/29/2015

5:17 pm - Picked up from Saline, Michigan
8:37 pm Left FedEx origin facility

Tuesday, 6/30/2015

4:51 am Arrived at FedEx location - Perrysburg, Ohio
7:19 am Departed FedEx location
4:02 pm Arrived at FedEx location - Hagerstown, Maryland
7:05 pm Departed FedEx location
9:19 pm Arrived at FedEx location - Martinsburg, West Virginia

Wednesday, 7/1/2015

1:41 am Departed FedEx location
2:00 am Shipment information sent to U.S. Postal Service

Estimated delivery - Monday, 7/6/2015

Order #2 - Shipment information sent to FedEx - Saturday, 6/27/2015 at 2:34 pm

Monday, 6/29/2015

5:15 pm Arrived at FedEx location - Rensselaer, New York
12:00 am Picked up

Tuesday, 6/30/2015

6:58 am Left FedEx facility
3:36 pm Arrived at FedEx location - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, 7/1/2015
8:55 am Departed FedEx location

Estimated delivery - Tuesday, 7/7/2015

So why does the same exact cat food need to be sent from Saline, Michigan and also from Rensselaer, New York? Why couldn't all 9 boxes been sent together? This makes no sense to me.

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