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Old 16.05.2020, 11:21
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

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The change was agreed at the IPU (International Postal Union). It will soon apply everywhere (except the US I think, which refuses to be bound by inter-governmental agreements they helped develop)
It’s actually called the UPU (Universal Postal Union).

It was agreed as it supposedly simplifies things.
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Old 16.05.2020, 12:09
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It’s actually called the UPU (Universal Postal Union).

It was agreed as it supposedly simplifies things.
Oops, apologies my Memory has failed me, ... again.
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Old 16.05.2020, 12:24
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I hope they haven't had an outbreak of corona within their sorting center...
But of course you would also hope that, even if you didn't have 50 parcels on the way... right?
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Old 19.05.2020, 23:12
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This is an impressive amount of on-line shopping.
LOL, yes it would be if they came only for me. But even here in the sticks we are more than one (too bad actually). But actually you still have a point, if they came several times a day out here, we are a greedy bunch.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

A post packages from Digitec and other online shops seem to take 2 - 3 days to arrive. They reach Cadenazzo (local distribution centre for us) early next morning and seemingly sit there for 2 days.

Except, chatting to our local postie he told me they were already overwhelmed with the surge in online buying, but then the virus came and online literally exploded. They just can't keep up. Even if out for delivery it may not be delivered same day, as if the driver can't complete his rounds in time he goes back with whichever parcels are left onboard.

The virus came as a saving grace for the post office who now have the perfect excuse for late deliveries!
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I just had a letter arrive today (May 20) from the US postmarked April 7 so mail from the US is definitely delayed. Before the pandemic it was generally taking about 10 days with a standard US letter. In case it helps anyone, it was mailed in VA likely a few days before the postmark date because it was postmarked in NC.
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Old 21.05.2020, 01:11
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

After a quick browse through my Ali tracking links, found a few which were "returned to sender", which hasn't happened before...
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Seems letter mail from the US East Coast is taking about 6 weeks right now. Poster tublikiz above shared their experience, which was similar to ours - we got a card yesterday (May 19) that was mailed from New Jersey on April 7. Normally it takes 3-5 days.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Does anyone experience delay with package sent by Swiss Post from abroad? My packages from aliexpress stay in the custom since a week without moving
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Does anyone experience delay with package sent by Swiss Post from abroad? My packages from aliexpress stay in the custom since a week without moving
Could be one of several reasons.
(1) If you ordered from an online "pharmacy" then checks are made to determine if the import falls foul of any rules here.
(2) If the package contents looks like it may exceed the the limit at which Mwst (VAT) has to be applies, you may be sent a letter asking for additional information. This has happened to me a few times. on two occasions with a nasty ( nasty = expensive ) surprise.
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Does anyone experience delay with package sent by Swiss Post from abroad? My packages from aliexpress stay in the custom since a week without moving
You said it yourself: At customs. Nothing to do with Swiss post, they have to wait like you do.
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You said it yourself: At customs. Nothing to do with Swiss post, they have to wait like you do.

Sorry I was wrong to say it’s at custom. The tracking says “Hand over to domestic sorting” since 30/7 . so I think at this stage it belongs to Swiss Post 🤔
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Old 10.08.2020, 09:54
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Had an AliExpress parcel arrive today that I ordered in March; I long ago gave up hope.
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Old 10.08.2020, 11:38
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I ordered some goods from the UK last Tuesday, Post delivered them to me on Friday! OK, they fitted in an envelope and cost less than £30, but still quite impressive.
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