View single post by William Dunlap
 Posted: Mon Aug 17th, 2020 11:28 pm
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William Dunlap

Joined: Fri Jan 31st, 2014
Location: Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA
Once you look into the system that transports your fan, you can begin to understand the forces that it will likely be subjected to. 90% of the handling of your parcel is automated. It goes up and down conveyor belts and routinely dropped into a cart or container and can fall easily 4 feet. Then other parcels are dropped onto it. When shipping across seas via ocean transport, your fan could go the entire distance at the BOTTOM of a 20 or 40 foot container.
Using your imagination to guide your packing of your fan, you can account for the rough handling it will receive.

But things will likely get worse in the USPS before they get better. It is currently under political assault with the intention of disrupting delivery times significantly.

The next couple of months could be the wrong time to ship a fan. Just fair warning.