It can be FedEx. It can be UPS. It can be any shipping service, really. They all promise to get your packages to where you want them to go but there's no guarantee they'll treat your packages with any sort of tender, love or care. Most likely, they'll be thrown around, banged around and destroyed in the process. Just…
Few things are more fun in life than tracking shipments and then seeing how it'll eventually reach your front door. But what happens in the in between process? This video shows you what happens when you send something by mail. The drop off locations, the sorting facilities, the delivery process and everything in…
We've all received weird "shipping-delayed" notifications. Usually they're something inane like "address does not exist" even though you're standing right there. The one I got just now from UPS, however, is rather special. I'm sorry, did you say train derailment!?
This fellow wanted to have something shipped to his house in LA. It started off in Union City, California. Should have only taken a few days, right? Try two weeks—because USPS sent it across the entire continent. Twice.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or least, if you're in the parcel delivery business. But who exactly is doing the brunt of the shipping this holiday season? Here's how it breaks down.
It's time to order presents in and probably send packages out. To me, a crucial question is: What's the best shipping company? Who treats my stuff better while in transit? Popular Mechanics made a scientific test. Here's the result.
An eagerly anticipated package that never seems to come. Frustrating! You track it online, you wait diligently at home—and yet, all you get is a HEY SORRY WE MISSED YA notice. So that's how they pull it off.
Modern Warfare 2's exercise in excess "Prestige Edition" features a book of artwork and character details, a metallic collector's edition of the game and...a fully functioning pair of night-vision goggles with a creepy sculpted head as a stand.
Mail hoarding is a fantastic phenomenon. Slate explains it as the cases where postal workers stockpile mail/packages in their trucks, then act like they delivered them. I discovered that this happens with Fedex too.
This candidate for UPS-guy-of-the-year doesn't even wait for his van to come to a complete stop before someone's brand new something gets hail-mary'd into the garage. Thankfully, a security cam captured it all.
I showed this to Pash over at Lifehacker before, but I thought I'd share this with you all as well. If you order a lot of stuff (and you should, since you read Giz), you'll love this Delivery Status package tracker for Apple's Dashboard. Hands down the best package tracker we've seen on any platform, including Yahoo,…
Similar to the OpenX package cutters—which don't actually work very well at all—the iSlice is supposed to make opening blister packs and shrink-wrap much easier than with regular scissors. It's true that CDs, DVDs and all the blister-pack packaging are a bitch to open, but we've usually had decent luck with just a…