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  # 784424 20-Mar-2013 13:33
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happyone65: it was more than that,it was from some body that i had not ordered any thing from,i ordered a dvd and cd from 2 different places this was a parcel for kitchen stuff that i have no idea what it is.


From experience, if they can't tell what the item is from the outside of the box OR from opening it and looking for a receipt, then the item is automatically marked as Kitchen. All of the items I have purchased via YouShop have been Toys and Games but most are 'Kitchen' when the email is sent from YouShop telling me the parcel has arrived.

So the item is probably what you ordered ...

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  # 784427 20-Mar-2013 13:40
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Being mindful of my grammar and the errors caused by typing on a tablet touch screen...

I might have mentioned this before but Youshop recently sent my package to the wrong Youshop client because they had transposed the suite number. The recipient, who was expecting a package anyway, paid for it and then upon discoverimg the error, kindly contacted me and sent me the package at his cost plus ate the cost he paid Youshop for shipping the package to NZ.

Upon contacting Youshop, apart from apologizing form the error, they gave me a discount voucher to use for my next shipment and promised to refund the original recipient both his costs for having the package sent to NZ together with the postage to forward to me.

I don't know if they have done that yet but the commitment was made.




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  # 784661 20-Mar-2013 18:47
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9 days after fedex delivered my parcel. 1 phone call and one chase up email later I get:
Hi ,

A parcel arrived for you at our USA warehouse on 20 Mar at 1pm

Item value $44 usd
Postage to nz $55nzd

Let's see if it arrives in NZ now!

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  # 785091 21-Mar-2013 16:56
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Just to vent my frustrations I sent this to nzpost:


Thankyou for your reply. It would perhaps seem that the online store I purchased from omitted all the information as I inserted the address exactly as advised by nzpost when purchasing.  There are obviously no alternative verification methods for package reconciliation.  Surely it wouldn't be too difficult to check customer name for starters. Secondly it would be expedient for youshop to have a method whereby a customer can enter their tracking number once they order an item. To rely on the youshop customer to find an obscure international parcels phone number on the youshop site and have to initiate the parcel identification is unsatisfactory.
I will look forward to your systems being improved before I use or recommend your service again.

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  # 786451 24-Mar-2013 22:36
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Early in this thread it was mentioned that ink cartridges are on the prohibited list. I can't see that in the information currently available at NZ Post. Am I missing something, or have they been taken off the list?

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  # 786468 24-Mar-2013 23:38
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My recent experience using Youshop has been excellent.
Got the notifications every step of the way.
So quite happy with the service




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  # 786551 25-Mar-2013 10:47
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I signed up to ebay, used my Youshop address... They suspended my account. Strange.

 
 
 
 


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  # 786623 25-Mar-2013 12:43
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I have it in my ebay account. Not used it since ebays stupid UI change that makes freight to different countries hard to see.




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  # 787000 26-Mar-2013 07:58
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my 2 parcels arrived this morning at my home as i was online checking the youshop site and that was telling me they were still on the way to nz,they were both what i ordered.

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  # 787015 26-Mar-2013 08:30
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1eStar: Just to vent my frustrations I sent this to nzpost:


Thankyou for your reply. It would perhaps seem that the online store I purchased from omitted all the information as I inserted the address exactly as advised by nzpost when purchasing.  There are obviously no alternative verification methods for package reconciliation.  Surely it wouldn't be too difficult to check customer name for starters. Secondly it would be expedient for youshop to have a method whereby a customer can enter their tracking number once they order an item. To rely on the youshop customer to find an obscure international parcels phone number on the youshop site and have to initiate the parcel identification is unsatisfactory.
I will look forward to your systems being improved before I use or recommend your service again.


That would be frustrating, however if the company you buy from can't use the address details provided I can see why Youshop wouldn't identify it. It's probably a massive warehouse that the parcels go to, probably with services other than youshop, so a random parcel arriving without that information on it may not even get to them.

They should have systems in place to deal with it though, as it will probably happen occasionally.

I use youshop from time to time, so far it's all worked out fine.

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  # 787332 26-Mar-2013 16:37
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Here is my recent experience of Youshop. Dates are all based on e-mails. Pretty happy really with the service.

16/3 Item (PC Remote Control) ordered from Amazon
16/3 ships from Amazon
20/3 Arrives in Youshop warehouse
24/3 Leaves Youshop Warehouse
25/3 Arrives in New Zealand
26/3 Delivered to home




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  # 788168 27-Mar-2013 18:27
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Lovely Amazon packaging, being charged the same amount for a graphics card as for a motherboard. :(

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  # 789883 31-Mar-2013 11:46
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just curious, what is the discrepancy between parcel weight and volumetric weight for everyone with youshop so far.

i know this will differ between merchants and the items ordered... mine are usually apparel and usually volumetric weight is about 2-3 times more.

Parcel weight 1kg
Parcel dimensions 33cm x 49cm x 10cm
Volumetric weight 3.23kg

Parcel weight 1kg
Parcel dimensions 33cm x 48cm x 9cm
Volumetric weight 2.85kg

Parcel weight 0.8kg
Parcel dimensions 25cm x 22cm x 16cm
Volumetric weight 1.76kg

Parcel weight 1.1kg
Parcel dimensions 26cm x 38cm x 13cm
Volumetric weight 2.57kg

Parcel weight 0.8kg
Parcel dimensions 31cm x 42cm x 7cm
Volumetric weight 1.82kg

Parcel weight 1kg
Parcel dimensions 30cm x 34cm x 11cm
Volumetric weight 2.24kg

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  # 789885 31-Mar-2013 11:55
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nomnom: just curious, what is the discrepancy between parcel weight and volumetric weight for everyone with youshop so far.


Volumetric weight in the shipping world is generally a standard 200kg per cubic meter.

A quick check on one of your random packages above confirms that is the calculation they are using.

Edit to add example:

Parcel weight 1.1kg 
Parcel dimensions 26cm x 38cm x 13cm 
Volumetric weight 2.57kg

0.26m * 0.38m * 0.13m = 0.012844 m3
1m3 / 0.012844m3 = 77.8573653068
2.57kg * 77.8573653068 = 200.093428838

Allowing for measurement errors, rounding etc, it's bang on 200kg per m3.











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  # 792590 3-Apr-2013 18:25
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Just ordered an Alienware from Dell USA. Finger crossed ! Hope that it gets to NZ in one piece :(

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