Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

maaron

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2015
4
0
Anybody have any experience with selecting a 2-hour window from UPS MyChoice? Does it work well? Or is it kinda pointless?
 

Chupa Chupa

macrumors G5
Jul 16, 2002
14,835
7,396
Anybody have any experience with selecting a 2-hour window from UPS MyChoice? Does it work well? Or is it kinda pointless?

Never done it b/c I'm not a paying member and the fee is high considering they give you a 4 hour window for free and if waiting around is an issue you can also redirect to a UPS Store at no charge.
 

NovemberWhiskey

macrumors 68040
May 18, 2009
3,022
1,272
Do they generally go to the UPS store quicker? I have one near my house.

If you have one by your house, just change it from delivery to hold at the UPS store. Make sure the date stays the same.

That way you don't have to wait for your driver, and your device doesn't have to stay in a hot truck all day long being bumped around with all those other boxes.
 

segrobja

macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2013
232
121
NYC
I've used it before when getting stuff from Amazon via Prime and I needed it the next day by a certain time. It only failed once out of the 20 times I've used it and that one time was around Christmas and it was delivered on time... just to the wrong address.
 

viachicago22

macrumors 6502
Sep 20, 2013
365
110
I may have it delivered to UPS Store. Otherwise we will have the option to presign and leave it on the door Friday for the driver, right?
 

lsh

macrumors 6502a
Feb 6, 2012
725
190
Cincinnati, OH
In my limited experience, the store got it to you a day later. It was said it delivers to the store like it does your house, then the store needs to process it.
The distribution center was there early morning (if you have one near you). I guess it goes to dist center before going out for deliveries.
 

Hargobind

macrumors member
Jun 14, 2013
91
40
KC, MO
I filled out a shipment release on the ups app. Also wrote to leave package on porch. That means my shipment won't need a signature so when I come home, I'll have the watch!
 

Q Bert

macrumors regular
Mar 7, 2011
225
0
Chicago Burbs
I filled out a shipment release on the ups app. Also wrote to leave package on porch. That means my shipment won't need a signature so when I come home, I'll have the watch!

Except in the same UPS app, it states there that online shipment release authorization may not be applied to packages for which the shipper requires a physical signature.

Oooops, sorry to burst your bubble

I know you're going to ask for proof so....thy will be done

1t7t43.jpg
 

LiemTa

Suspended
Jun 2, 2014
499
332
I filled out a shipment release on the ups app. Also wrote to leave package on porch. That means my shipment won't need a signature so when I come home, I'll have the watch!

Or the driver will steal it because when you sign the release, UPS isn't responsible for lost or missing packages.
 

leenak

macrumors 68020
Mar 10, 2011
2,416
52
I think the pay to change your delivery date with UPS is so dumb. One day I knew I wouldn't be home and I wanted to change but nope, would cost $5 so they came out a second day (it was an item I didn't want to have them leave)
 

CobraPA

macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2011
733
175
Lansdale, PA, USA
Except in the same UPS app, it states there that online shipment release authorization may not be applied to packages for which the shipper requires a physical signature.

Oooops, sorry to burst your bubble

I know you're going to ask for proof so....thy will be done

Image

Err, you know Apple allows this right on their order status page, right? I don't think you're bursting anyone's bubble. :rolleyes:

UPS in my area is kind of easy about this. Even packages with a 'in person signature required' will often be left if a written note is posted asking them to leave the package. It seems like it's up to the drivers discretion, probably based on if they think the area is dangerous to leave the package in.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.