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COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE

COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE

DECEMBER 29th UPDATE:  Because we have so many parcels, dating back to NOVEMBER, stuck in transit due to the USPS 2020 Holiday Season Nightmare, we have completely stopped listing new items for a few days.  We want USPS to catch up so our buyers can be happy.  Once things are normal again we will resume listing because we have a TON to list!  WE ARE STILL "OPEN" and still SHIP SAME DAY even though we are not listing new items.  GREAT NEWS:  Today we FINALLY are starting to see USPS scanning parcels that have been stuck in transit since November 30th:

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So, we sincerely think all of those Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday parcels will start moving within the next couple days for you!   We genuinely thank you so very much for being so kind and understanding during this horrible slow transit.  Our local news also did ANOTHER broadcast about this insanity, we encourage you to watch this quick USPS investigation on YouTube

DECEMBER 28th UPDATE:  It turns out the problem with USPS is way worse than we thought.  Here's an investigation our local news just did:

But the problem isn't just Detroit.  Here's investigations from a few other USPS locations:

Ohio - Cleveland Sorting Center

Illinois - Chicago

MA - Boston

KY - Lousiville 

NC - Greensborough 

PA - Philly 

I'm sure you can find investigations regarding your state by looking on YouTube.  This is a nation-wide problem right now.  Hopefully, now that Christmas is over, maybe USPS will be able to get most of these parcels delivered within the next 2 weeks.  

DECEMBER 20TH UPDATE:

We are FINALLY seeing a lot of the parcels we shipped November 24th - 30th get delivered. Yep, it took about A MONTH but they are being delivered! Here's the updated list.  Delivered Parcels are shown in RED.  The rest are still in transit:

Parcels We Shipped on 11.24.20

9410809205568895298332 - Arrived in Detroit 11.25.20 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.21.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!

9410809205568895816826 - Left Romulus on 11.25.20, never scanned into detroit - 54 pound cardboard box.  UPDATE! 12.13.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO AZ!  Hooray!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

Parcels We Shipped on 11.27.20

9405509205568899637301 - last scanned Dec 2, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.21.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!

 

9405509205568899680437 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

 

9410809205568194358690 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERY MISSED!  Available for Pickup (USPS may re-attempt delivery tomorrow, otherwise, please reschedule delivery).  UPDATE:  DELIVERED!

9405509205568900353206 - last scanned Dec 4th, In Detroit. - UPDATE 12.14.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO SC!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900394728 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY!!!!! OMG!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900395220  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568195847862 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900410220 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900419377 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

Parcels we Shipped on 11.28 & 11.30.20

9405509205568195873724 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  - UPDATE 12.14.20 -  DELIVERED!!!!!!!   YES, IT WAS DELIVERED TODAY AT 6:30AM!

9405509205568900419377 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900428836 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568195894033 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit.  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900437425 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900460508 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900465145 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900476349 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE:  12.14.20 DELIVERED LAST NIGHT!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568900493476 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  FINALLY SCANNED AGAIN!  This parcel is STILL in Detroit, but at least they scanned it!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!

9405509205568195947012 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.23.20:  Finally scanned again!  Left Detroit and is likely sitting at the destinations USPS Sorting Center

9405509205568196858553 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!! 

9405509205568901141123 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568196875703 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” -  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568196877752 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9410809205568196880649 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - DELIVERED!!!!!!!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568901151207 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!  

9405509205568196887119 -  Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901159975  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE  12.14.20:  DELIVERED!!!! 

9410809205568196894646  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.17.20:  DELIVERED!!!!

9410809205568901166846  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.17.20:  DELIVERED!!!!

9405509205568901758802  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.20.20:  DELIVERED!!

9405509205568198222659  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ARRIVED IN PA!!!  UPDATE:  12.20.20:  DELIVERED!!

9405509205568198223922  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - 12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.23.20:  Finally scanned again!!!  Arriving late.

9405509205568198229184 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - 12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198230647  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit.   UPDATE:  12.23.20:  Scanned again, appears to still be in Detroit.  UPDATE:  12.23.20:  DELIVERED!!

9405509205568198231774 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198236885 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE  12.14.20 - In Chicago!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  Parcel is now stuck in Chicago.  

9405509205568198238391 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901767644 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  12.20.20:  Parcel is in IL.

9405509205568901771221 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving.  UPDATE:  Tracking Number now shows Estimated Delivery 12.26.20!

 

DECEMBER 2020: 

December 11th:  VIDEO UPDATE on SLOW TRANSIT REGARDING PARCELS:

UPDATE 12.16.20: We see some more movement on these parcels!!!  Here's the list.  You can easily find your tracking number BY LOOKING AT THE LAST TWO DIGITS of the tracking number below.  DELIVERED PARCELS ARE SHOWN IN RED, Parcels that have officially left Detroit MI are shown in BLUE:

Parcels We Shipped on 11.24.20

9410809205568895298332 - Arrived in Detroit 11.25.20 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9410809205568895816826 - Left Romulus on 11.25.20, never scanned into detroit - 54 pound cardboard box.  UPDATE! 12.13.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO AZ!  Hooray!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

Parcels We Shipped on 11.27.20

9405509205568899637301 - last scanned Dec 2, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568899680437 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9410809205568194358690 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020 - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERY MISSED!  Available for Pickup (USPS may re-attempt delivery tomorrow, otherwise, please reschedule delivery)

9405509205568900353206 - last scanned Dec 4th, In Detroit. - UPDATE 12.14.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO SC!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900394728 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY!!!!! OMG!!!!  UPDATE:  12.15.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900395220  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568195847862 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900410220 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900419377 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

Parcels we Shipped on 11.28 & 11.30.20

9405509205568195873724 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  - UPDATE 12.14.20 -  DELIVERED!!!!!!!   YES, IT WAS DELIVERED TODAY AT 6:30AM!

9405509205568900419377 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900428836 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568195894033 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit.  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!!! 

9405509205568900437425 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900460508 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900465145 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568900476349 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE:  12.14.20 DELIVERED LAST NIGHT!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568900493476 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  FINALLY SCANNED AGAIN!  This parcel is STILL in Detroit, but at least they scanned it!

9405509205568195947012 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568196858553 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!! 

9405509205568901141123 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit -  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568196875703 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” -  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568196877752 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9410809205568196880649 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - DELIVERED!!!!!!!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568901151207 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  DELIVERED!!!!!!!  

9405509205568196887119 -  Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901159975  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE  12.14.20:  DELIVERED!!!! 

9410809205568196894646  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9410809205568901166846  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901758802  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198222659  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ARRIVED IN PA!!!  

 

9405509205568198223922  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - 12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198229184 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - 12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198230647  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568198231774 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568198236885 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE  12.14.20 - In Chicago!!  UPDATE:  12.16.20:  Parcel is now stuck in Chicago.  

9405509205568198238391 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901767644 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

9405509205568901771221 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE:  12.16.20:  ANOTHER Missing Mail Search Launched Today to try to get this parcel moving

 UPDATE:  12.17.20:  Today we launched some more Missing Mail Searches then USPS started not working, so we will try again this evening or tomorrow morning.

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UPDATE: 12.14.20 We FINALLY are seeing some scans AND DELIVERIES on all of these parcels we have been having issues with!  Here's the updated list as of today:

Parcels we Shipped on 11.24.20

9410809205568895298332 - Arrived in Detroit 11.25.20

9410809205568895816826 - Left Romulus on 11.25.20, never scanned into detroit - 54 pound cardboard box.  UPDATE! 12.13.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO AZ!  Hooray!!!!

Parcels We Shipped 11.27.20

9405509205568899637301 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020

9405509205568899680437 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020

9410809205568194358690 - last scanned Dec 1, 2020

9405509205568900353206 - last scanned Dec 4th, In Detroit. - UPDATE 12.14.20 - FINALLY SCANNED INTO SC!!!!

9405509205568900394728 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY!!!!! OMG!!!!  

9405509205568900395220  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”

9405509205568195847862 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900410220 - scanned 12.9.20  as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900419377 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

 

Parcels we shipped 11.28 & 11.30.20

9405509205568195873724 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  - UPDATE 12.14.20 -  DELIVERED!!!!!!!   YES, IT WAS DELIVERED TODAY AT 6:30AM!

9405509205568900419377 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900428836 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568195894033 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900437425 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900460508 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900465145 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568900476349 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE:  12.14.20 DELIVERED LAST NIGHT!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568900493476 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568195947012 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568196858553 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE 12.14.20 OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!! 

9405509205568901141123 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568196875703 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” -  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568196877752 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit”  UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9410809205568196880649 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - DELIVERED!!!!!!!  HOORAY!!! 

9405509205568901151207 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20:  OUT FOR DELIVERY TODAY!!!

9405509205568196887119 -  Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568901159975  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit - UPDATE  12.14.20:  DELIVERED!!!! 

9410809205568196894646  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9410809205568901166846  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568901758802  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568198222659  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568198223922  - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568198229184 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568198230647  - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE 12.14.20 - Finally scanned again, STILL in Detroit. 

9405509205568198231774 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568198236885 - scanned 12.9.20 as “Arrived in Detroit” - UPDATE  12.14.20 - In Chicago!!  

9405509205568198238391 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568901767644 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

9405509205568901771221 - Left Romulus, never scanned into Detroit

 

PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR DELAYS IN TRANSIT.  From Black Friday onward parcels almost always take longer; now combine that with many states STILL being under COVID lockdown (like us here in Michigan) and it does create extra long transit, not for all parcels but for many.  

DECEMBER 8TH UPDATE: Today is December 8th and we do have around 50 parcels that are stuck in Detroit.  Here's the list.  If your tracking number is on this list, we have been looking into it for you (the easiest way to find your tracking number is to look at the LAST TWO digits then skim down the list):

Shipped  on 11.24.20

11.27.20

11.28 & 11.30.20

USPS ALSO ADDED A NEW RED BANNER TO THEIR WEBSITE:

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If you cannot read the image about on USPS.com, it says "ALERT: USPS IS EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED PACKAGE INCREASES AND LIMITED EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY DUE TO THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND REMAIN COMMITTED TO DELIVERING THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU."

DECEMBER 10TH UPDATE ABOUT THE TRACKING NUMBERS ABOVE:  We were able to get about half of these FINALLY scanned again!  We will continue to work with Romulus USPS (our post office) to try to get these parcels to you ASAP.  Here's the current list of updates as of today.  As you will notice, the tracking numbers in Italic font WERE scanned again yesterday (12.09.20).  We will continue to keep trying to get the rest of the packages scanned and moving:

Shipped  11.24.20

11.27.20

11.28 & 11.30.20

NOVEMBER 2020:  Overall we have seen quicker shipping, but many states, such as our state, Michigan as well as New York, Pennsylvania, etc are still under lockdown.  We have been locked down since March.  This means that parcels can take a couple extra days to get out of our state(s).  If the parcel passes through another lockdown state it can take extra time to process.  But, overall, transit times have been pretty decent.  

On that note, please expect delays in transit starting on Black Friday and lasting through Christmas.  Hopefully Amazon uses their own carriers but if they flood the mail system that could greatly delay transit.  

OCTOBER 2020:  The Supreme Court ruled that our Michigan governor using executive orders to keep us indefinitely in Lockdown.  Hopefully soon our economy will reopen and transit will go back to normal. In the meantime, SOMETIMES transit is still taking longer than usual.  This applies to all parcels, including Priority Mail.  Unfortunately, even if we pay to ship a parcel via Priority Mail, it can still take 6, 10, 15 days or longer to arrive inside the USA due to COVID-19.  Two months ago we wrote a blog post about exactly why it is taking so long to have your order delivered even though the seller ships fast.  As we have been saying since March, we hope COVID ends soon so things can get back to normal.  In the meantime, we will continue to ship same day*, but we cannot control how fast the carrier delivers it. 

SEPTEMBER 2020:  Transit is still taking longer than usual.  This applies to all parcels, including Priority Mail.  Unfortunately, even if we pay to ship a parcel via Priority Mail, it can still take 6, 10, 15 days or longer to arrive inside the USA due to COVID-19.  Last month we wrote a blog post about exactly why it is taking so long to have your order delivered even though the seller ships fast.  As we have been saying since March, we hope COVID ends soon so things can get back to normal.  In the meantime, we will continue to ship same day*, but we cannot control how fast the carrier delivers it. 

AUGUST 2020: Transit is still taking longer than usual.  This applies to all parcels, including Priority Mail.  Unfortunately, even if we pay to ship a parcel via Priority Mail, it can still take 6, 10, 15 days or longer to arrive inside the USA due to COVID-19.  Last month wwrote a blog post about exactly why it is taking so long to have your order delivered even though the seller ships fast.  As we have been saying since March, we hope COVID ends soon so things can get back to normal.  In the meantime, we will continue to ship same day*, but we cannot control how fast the carrier delivers it. 

*same day shipping applies to orders placed before 12pm EST, M-F, excluding holidays

JULY 2020 UPDATE: Transit is back to being much longer than normal.  We are seeing many parcels take 6, 12, 15 or even 20 days to arrive inside the USA, even when they are shipped via Priority Mail.  We wrote a blog post about exactly why it is taking so long to have your order delivered even though the seller ships fast. 

6.29.20 After 1 week of our Michigan economy starting to open, our governor has closed it again due to COVID-19.  We will continue to get your parcels shipped fast but please expect transit to continue to be slower than usual until the economy has officially reopened.   

6.19.20 Well... after 1 week of us believing that lockdown was ending, today our awful governor just extended our COVID-19 / CoronaVirus State of Emergency for an entire additional MONTH.  The new potential lockdown end is now July 16th!  So, although we *thought* transit would start becoming faster for our buyers, it likely will not.  Even though WE ship same day (M-F if ordered before 12pm EST), USPS (and all other carriers) will continue to have slow transit due to our governors "social distancing" and "limited staff" requirements for Michigan businesses.  We are truly sorry that our buyers have to suffer through slow transit due to the Executive Order our state is imposing on all Michigan businesses, which includes mail carriers. We will continue to get your orders out fast, but we must ask for even more of your patience and understanding that transit time will be slow. The only thing we can do is tell you we want your merchandise to arrive as quick as possible, but same-day-shipping is as fast as we can go; the rest is on the actual carrier. 

6.14.20 Most states are slowly starting to end lockdown, so shipping is starting to get a little better in terms of transit times. We are still seeing some parcels take a long time to arrive however MOST of what we shipped last week is moving quicker.  Hopefully in July things will be back to normal!  

5.21 - 5.25.20 - Parcels are still taking much longer than normal to arrive.  Michigan is still under 100% Lockdown, in fact, our Gov just extended our lockdown into mid-June!!  MOST Parcels shipped May 4th - 15th have arrived at their destinations or are currently in the state they need to be in for Delivery.  We still have a handful of parcels that have issues that we have launched Missing Mail Searches on. 

All parcels shipped May 16th - 25th (today) are still in transit.  

All parcels are still leaving our post office (Romulus Michigan) then sitting in Detroit Michigan USPS Sorting Facility for 8-15 DAYS, average. We have had many people ask why we don't just "use a different post office".  The answer is because:

We do not "use" Detroit USPS Sorting Facility.  This is our main Hub in the State of Michigan.  Meaning, even if we drove to a different city to drop off parcels, they would still be routed to Detroit. The only way we could possibly avoid Detroit would be to drive to a different state (Ohio), which isn't realistic for us because we ship a large quantity of parcels daily so it would require renting a small U-Haul, daily. 

The issue isn't "USPS is bad".  Our governor here in Michigan has created Executive Orders that do not allow businesses to operate with the staff they need to operate.  So if USPS Detroit needs 100 employees to run smoothly, and they are only allowed to have 15 employees, stuff is going to sit. There is nothing USPS can do because this is our insane governors orders.  

Some people have asked why we don't switch to UPS or FedEx.  The reason is because we are able to offer "Free Shipping" through USPS due to the discount we get because we ship large volumes.  Additionally, UPS and FedEx have had just as many issues as USPS, so it would not actually resolve anything. 

We totally understand your frustrations with slow transit.  We are even more frustrated than you because we have done nothing wrong and we do not want to lose a good buyer over USPS transit being slow due to COVID-19.  We greatly thank you for your ongoing understanding during this crazy time!

5.15.20 - 5.20.20 Parcels are still taking much longer than normal to arrive.  Michigan is still under 100% Lockdown and it does not seem that our Governor has any plans of allowing us to get back to normal (which is making us livid), so, parcels are taking an average of 5-8 days to leave Michigan. 

Even FedEx and UPS are running way behind.  Want to hear something ironic?  I ordered a power generator on May 3rd.  It shipped through UPS.  Estimated Delivery was May 8th.  Today is the 22nd and our power went out, so I rushed to check the Tracking Number and this is the current status:

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Good news is that today some other states, such as TX, will begin reopening their economies, so that will be good for everyone and everything, including transit times for parcels traveling through these states. 

Please continue to plan ahead and expect slower transit and delayed delivery until the USA has been fully opened.  We always want parcels to arrive ASAP to all of our buyers however the fastest we can operate is Same-Day-Shipping, but we have no control over the actual transit and delivery.  We genuinely apologize for the frustration the slower transit has caused and truly look forward to things getting back to the "regular-normal", not the "new-normal".  

5.8.20 - 5.14.20 - I wanted to point out that it isn't just BigBrandWholesale.com having these slow transit issues.  Here's 21 other companies/ reports of major shipping complications due to COVID-19;

  1. Amazon Prime Delivery Taking up to 1 MONTH (Vox.com)

  2. Champs Sports - 15 Days Average Transit, therefore "Return Time" changed to 30 Days. 

  3. Michigan Newspaper: COVID-19 Causing Extreme USPS Mail Delay

  4. MacPro: Lengthy Delivery Due to CoronaVirus

  5. ADIDAS.com: Delivery can take 15 Days Due to COVID-19

  6. H&M Clothing Store - Stopped Offering Priority Mail Shipping because it WON'T ARRIVE ON TIME.  The ONLY shipping option they now offer is "9 - 14 Days AVERAGE"

  7. Fox2.com - Global Pandemic Greatly Slows Shipping and goods getting stranded

  8. Apple.com FORUM - Buyers complaining of super long transit times (15-30 days!)

  9. Michigan's MLive.com: USPS Crushed in Michigan by COVID-19

  10. KDVR.com - Colorado (State) experiences extreme transit delays 

  11. Nordstrom.com: Not only is transit super slow, but if you call you will get a busy signal

  12. Reuters.com - FedEx and UPS warn customers that CoronaVirus is causing shipping delays in most locations 

  13. PrintFul.com: Long Wait Times for Processing, Shipping and Transit.  It's so bad that they are outsourcing to different countries! 

  14. Axios.com - Freight deliveries all delayed due to CoronaVirus, including vital supplied needed

  15. TempurPedic (Mattress Company)  - Greatly Delayed Delivery Times 

  16. Macys.com - Slow Shipping & Can't Take Your Call Due to "High Call Volume"

  17. MopTopHair.com - Only Operating with 1 or 2 employees due to government regulations in addition to "longer than usual transit times"

  18. IKEA.com is actually canceling some orders due to COVID-19 transit times

  19. Gerber (yes, the baby-stuff company) - After "processing", delivery is 3-10 days average = 15+ days 

  20. Costco.com Customer Service Page: Please Expect Lengthy Delivery Times Due to COVID-19

  21. Nordstrom Rack.com - Super Slow Shipping due to COVID-19

As you can see, parcels are still moving very slow as a whole.  This is not an isolated issue that only BigBrandWholesale.com is facing.  Here in Michigan, Detroit USPS has started routing parcels to other Hubs for processing, which is helping a little bit.  Hopefully in the next week they will get their giant pile of parcels all redirected so they can start moving.  This issue due to COVID-19 isn't just impacting the speed of your order being delivered, but it is causing Nation-Wide chaos.  Our poly mailers that we ordered April 15th have been stuck in Detroit since April 29th.  Today is the 8th and they still haven't moved:

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MAJOR, MAJOR UPDATE (5.8.20)!!!!! USPS Indiana and USPS New York REALLY HELPED US!!!  They both came last night and began taking truckloads of piled-up parcels from the Detroit, Michigan Hub!  Now, 90% of our parcels shipped April 23rd - 28th have scans because they arrived in Indiana or New York.  Indiana and NY will process these parcels and get them in transit, finally!  HOORAY!!! We still have about 10 parcels that we shipped on the 19th - 21st that have not been processed yet.  I truly hope USPS Indiana and USPS NY come back to Michigan and take more loads for processing!! If your parcel shipped on the 24th, please check your tracking because it is likely scanned now! 

ANOTHER MAJOR, MAJOR UPDATE (5.12.20)!!!!!  USPS Illinois is ALSO now helping USPS Detroit!  HOORAY!!!!! Last night USPS Illinois came to Detroit and took several GIANT loads of parcels back to their facility for processing so HALF of our parcels shipped on 5.4.20 are now in Illinois and will be making their way to our buyers:

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SOME of the parcels shipped 5.5.20 are part of the same batch Illinois took with them.  We are SOOOO HAPPY!!  As you can see from looking at the tracking information above, this parcel sat in D</