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Amazon Switched to USPS With No Delivery To Private Roads


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So it seems that Amazon has switched most of their prime member orders to the USPS, probably to save costs. The issue is that the US Post Office does not make deliveries if you are on a private road, unless you have a mailman going outside the policy. I even spoke to the post master of the local office and he's getting complaints from residents who are not getting their packages and have to go pick up at the post office! The mailman is even dropping off a slip that says "Sorry we missed you" or "Delivery attempted" when in fact the package never leaves the post office and they just use that form. It's a joke and my taxes at work, can;t get any more packages from USPS and that includes the majority of them from Amazon. 

With Amazon's main carrot being delivery and Prime within two days, that's going away for me and for others on private roads unless they switch back to UPS. There is no point if I have to go to the post office to pick it up, no convenience there. Amazon should have negotiated better with the USPS.

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I have an extremely similar problem.  I have a long driveway (250ft +/-) and my old USPS carrier retired.  The new carrier refuses to deliver to my home or deliver to the street.  As a frequent Amazon Prime purchaser, I have to go to pick up a stack of packages at the post office a couple times a week.  I asked if they can walk, but the PO supervisor says they will not deliver down my driveway if they can't drive there. She also said it is unsafe to backup.   I mentioned FedEx, Amazon, UPS, OnTrac, and other deliveries do not have an issue, but she said it does not matter because it is not safe.

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1 hour ago, MBC said:

I have an extremely similar problem.  I have a long driveway (250ft +/-) and my old USPS carrier retired.  The new carrier refuses to deliver to my home or deliver to the street.  As a frequent Amazon Prime purchaser, I have to go to pick up a stack of packages at the post office a couple times a week.  I asked if they can walk, but the PO supervisor says they will not deliver down my driveway if they can't drive there. She also said it is unsafe to backup.   I mentioned FedEx, Amazon, UPS, OnTrac, and other deliveries do not have an issue, but she said it does not matter because it is not safe.

Same issue because we live on a private road. Put up a big mailbox at the end of your driveway or even a big outdoor box, then go to the post master and authorize packages to be left in there. We use for small packages:

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For large packages, put up an outdoor container something like:

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Stops the need to go to the post office.

 

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