Nothing is more infuriating to the board gamer than shipping dragged out over time. This is why Amazon Prime is a viable service, people are willing to pay fees just to ensure their packages arrive in a timely manner.
Based on my experience, the invention of the package “handoff to USPS” is one of the worst things to happen to the shipping industry!
I was supposed to receive a package two days ago (via UPS), and two days ago it was “transferred to USPS” and it still hasn’t arrived. There is a tracking number for both UPS and USPS, and the USPS number just says “Shipping data received”. If you are going to have joint shipping between entities, make sure that their tracking systems properly integrate!!!
I don’t want to wait this long for my Buy 2 Get 1 Free board games from Target!!!