[NAFEX] Shipping efficiency
interverbis at videotron.ca
Wed Feb 23 12:08:26 EST 2005
I always collect in the weekends and ship out on Mondays. It seems the
logical thing to do. In Canada, shipping Special Delivery takes two days. It
is best to make the package small enough to fit in a mail box, if possible,
otherwise the recipient has to pick up upon notification and that can take
another day. No signature upon receipt, as this can cause additional delays
if no one is home to sign.
I usually notify the recipient to expect a package, specially if mail has to
be picked up.
At both end, it is best to keep the scions in a cool place for as long as
possible. Fridge or root cellar. It works very well usually.
Hélène, zone 3-4
----- Original Message -----
From: "tanis grif" <tanisgrif at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:48 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] USPS shipping efficiency
> Another lister & I were discussing how best to ship scionwood. Primarily,
> timing of it. My concern is anything shipped late in the week, even via
> Mail", is going to sit in a warehouse on Sunday & any holiday. But, in
> of needed-it-yesterday, and competition with other carriers, does USPS
keep the mail
> moving 24/7 ?
> The other issue is, does one or 2 days' extra exposure to warm
> Certainly some fruit species break dormancy easier than others, and I
> apple cultivars break easier than others. I figure any little thing we
can do to
> prevent dormancy break of scionwood is an advantage in grafting. So, how
> should we worry about prompt shipping?
> Thanks for any input on these questions!
> Tanis Cuff, s.WI, cold & wintery, no dormancy break today!
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