Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
Banana?
4041 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 854

Subscriber

  Reply # 1075461 27-Jun-2014 10:55
Send private message

I don't understand why iParcel is so slow - Amazon ships to them quite fast (usually within 24-48 hours of order, than it sits with them for 4-8 days before they ship it (from whence it usually takes about 5 days to arrive and be delivered here in NZ).

It almost seems as though they are being deliberately slow, maybe so that more people will choose the more expensive shipping options?

13243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2216

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1075462 27-Jun-2014 11:01
Send private message

It could be that a low volume of shipments to NZ means planes don't fly this way very often. Though combined with Australian deliveries you'd expect it would be more often than their tracking suggests.

It could just be a rubbish tracking system, the parcels could leave their warehouse immediately and go via hubs like Germany or via Australia.

All in all, it's cheap slow delivery, and you can pay more if you want it faster.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


 
 
 
 


D.W

407 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1075463 27-Jun-2014 11:01
Send private message

trig42: I don't understand why iParcel is so slow - Amazon ships to them quite fast (usually within 24-48 hours of order, than it sits with them for 4-8 days before they ship it (from whence it usually takes about 5 days to arrive and be delivered here in NZ).

It almost seems as though they are being deliberately slow, maybe so that more people will choose the more expensive shipping options?


Likely they wait to combine shipments. And their tracking system isn't always accurate. Amazon isn't conspiring to make you use another courier service, neither of which are owned by Amazon (afaik).

1784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139


  Reply # 1075495 27-Jun-2014 12:22
Send private message

Since iParcel have different tiers of shipping, they artificially hold parcels to make sure that things are delivered close to (or on) the expected delivery day.
Mine arrived today after being held for 8 days in the USA and then a further 6 in Auckland, however as I only paid $9NZ for postage the delay was fine.

2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1075917 28-Jun-2014 10:28
Send private message

nzkiwiman: Since iParcel have different tiers of shipping, they artificially hold parcels to make sure that things are delivered close to (or on) the expected delivery day.
Mine arrived today after being held for 8 days in the USA and then a further 6 in Auckland, however as I only paid $9NZ for postage the delay was fine.


I find this unlikely.  It's more likely that they combine shipments as D W suggested.  The more you pay, the less time they can afford to wait and smaller shipments they can afford to combine (bulk discount will be less if they don't fill a container for example, so for cheaper shipments they hold until they have an entire container filled)

1245 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 1075971 28-Jun-2014 12:11
Send private message

I would rank iParcel slightly above pigeon carrier given the many bad experiences I've had with them. Even with one shipment Amazon ended up sending the order twice. The bad experience as put me off and back to freight forwarding services like Youshop where there is more certainty on receiving the item

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.