Just talked to APPLE (long story in another post) and after the "problem" was corrected, I asked about UPS and FedEx.
She told be that both are carriers for the launch and when a shipment is ready, the first to get to the point of origin is the carrier for that shipment. She also said that BOTH carriers have an agreement to deliver on April 3.
Has anyone gotten a FedEx shipment? I have not read all of the forum but it seems to me that all (or most) have been shipped via UPS.
Are they coming via UPS stateside and then being split up after???? Do they do that??
I have not heard of FedEX being mentioned yet....
FedEx is the primary shipper of Apple products. Most of the electronics are manufactured in China any more and FedEx's asian hub is where most items fly out of. They are flown to Alaska where they held in a shipping zone until released. Once they are released, they are routed to hub airports and sorted. If I remember right, FedEx has one super hub in Memphis, and about a half dozen other hubs. From the hubs, they generally go by truck or feeder aircraft to distribution centers, and then to the customers.
Yep... I think almost every person so far has mentioned getting a UPS tracking number. I'm sure we'll see some people mention FedEx tracking numbers here before too long but so far I've seen no mention of them yet.
Well there is now an "Exception" with my package:
Your shipment is currently within the UPS network; however, an unforeseen event has occurred which could result in a change to the Scheduled Delivery Date.
Hopefully this is a GOOD thing... as in if it was scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday the 6th the "change to the Scheduled Delivery Date" means they moved my delivery date up!
One can hope, can't they???
Yea... mine mentions the Internal Activity in Louisville, KY also.