I contacted UPS to have the package held at the facility in order for me to pick it up first thing in the morning and not having to wait for the driver to delivery it by the end of the day since I needed the package to arrive before 12 noon.
See UPS Note below:
08/15/2013, 4:20 P.M., A Delivery Change Request for this package will be processed. / As requested, the receiver will pickup at a UPS facility at their convenience. This must be within 5 business days.
The following day, the note from UPS read:
08/16/2013, 7:56 A.M., The Delivery Change Request for this package has been completed. / As requested, the receiver will pickup at a UPS facility at their convenience. This must be within 5 business days.
Per UPS comments, the package arrived to the facility at 6:38am on 8/16.
I noticed there was another note added that read:
08/16/2013, 9:39 A.M. The business was closed today. A delivery attempt will be made on the next bbusiness day. / Package will be delivered next business day.
So I immediately contacted UPS Customer Service because my business opens at 7:00am and no UPS driver had been there. The first agent was not helpful at all, repeating the same notes in the tracking system, so I asked to speak to a Supervisor.
The Supervisor contacted the UPS facility in Miami, FL and spoke to Rosa, they contacted the driver and he said he didn't have the package in his truck. They looked for the package at the facility and they couldn't find it anywhere. After about 3 hours on the phone, trying to resolve this, the Supervisor said the only thing left to do was to request an "investigation" to try to find the package and if they couldn't find it they will then forward the request to the claims department to request a refund on the delivery charge plus UP TO $100 ON THE PACKAGE PRICE!!!!
I paid $460 for this merchandise. I have to re-order the merchandise because my client needs it as soon as possible. I have to pay $460 again, plus a Rush Delivery (hopefully with FeDex, never UPS again, ever, ever) and they will only refund me $100 plus UPS shipping charge, and that's only if they can't find the package. If they finally find it, they will only refund me the delivery charge. Even though I will have to re-order the merchandise, no matter if the package is found or not, because my client needs it right away.
Not to mention the horribly stressing situation this problem has caused me, I had to call the client and explain them UPS had lost the package they had been waiting for 5 days, even though it's not our fault, I still have to go thru this terrible stress and deal with an unhappy customer. UPS is simply washing their hands on this problem.
I asked to place an investigation, as recommended by the Supervisor herself, and she said the investigation needs to be requested by the SHIPPER, not the receiver, even though I am telling her that the Shipper is not responsible for this mess, that the package was lost by the UPS facility in Miami and that this had been confirmed by the facility staff.
I asked her why are you treating your customers like this, why are you making them suffer like this, there's no excuse, no reason for this.
I will make sure every person I know knows about how terribly awful UPS service is. I will place a complaint on every website I can find.
I would like a refund on all the expenses caused to my business because of UPS. That includes shipping charges plus the cost of replacing the merchandise and the Rush Delivery request. In total, that's $550 and I can send all the receipts as proof of my expenses.
Monetary Loss: $550.