I ordered a computer today and wanted to have it sent to my PO box
but I could not find anywhere that said if they shipped to po box and it's to late to call now to find out
so I just wanted to get some info to tide me over till the morning (these things bother me when trying to sleep xD) but in the billing address I put my home address as the first address and my second PO box as the second address
my questions are
1) assuming they ship to po boxes, will most places ship to the second address? or will something mess up since I put my home address first?
2) below the billing address form box, it said that the address given here has to be the same as your billing address for your credit card, which I don't have the po box on my bank billing address. will this cause a problem?
3) assuming they don't ship to po boxes, will most companies just disreguard the po box part of the address and ship to my house?
of course any roblems with this will be resolved as soon as I can get to them tomorrow, again I'm just asking here so I can get some piece of mind to sleep xD
The first address listed is the one that the company should ship to. Boxes can be shipped to P.O. boxes (that is the only address that we ever use to receive mail). You will just get a slip in your box informing you of its arrival and you'll have to pick it up at the counter.
I have had a company ship to my street address once when the P.O. was listed first- not a good idea in my case. Winter delivery up the side of a mountain left the poor driver white knuckled and seriously risked the delivery truck! All for a box of legos.
I have a PO BOX and usually if they ship Fed Ex or UPS the form will say can not ship to PO BOXES on it. If they use regular mail for shipping then a PO BOX can be used. I think you are safe in having this getting shipped to your PO box if there was no obvious statement that they can't do it.
gosh, I thought this thread was about poohing boxes. WEll, as Roseanne Roseannadanna said "Nevermind".
called the office today, didn't realize that customer service was closed on saturdays, but thankfully the sales department was still open, I asked her about the po box and she said that they don't ship to po boxes. I thought they might not because they said fedex and ups don't ship to po, but I had ordered ground shipment which didn't state whether it was fedex/ups/usps in the options
but even though this was really a job for customer service I got a nice lady in sales who went in and edited my shipping and billing address to get rid of any risk that my bank would turn down the order cause it wasn't exactly the same as my bank card's billing address.
now my only question is, since I won't be here next week to get the shipment from whom ever delivers it, I can call ups or fedex, which ever they send it buy, I can call them and have them hold it at the office with no extra charge or anything right? Do they require you to have like the tracking number or something to pick it up, just so I know not to remember it? :3
lol lots of questions I know, but I've never had anything that needed to be held before xD
and lolol at the poohing boxes xD
Are you having it delivered to your home? Sometimes they will leave stuff with a neighbor especially if its shipped UPS. Fed Ex I'm not sure what their holding policy is. I know at work the UPS guy drops stuff at our office all the time for other docs in the building because he delivers during lunch hour and he knows our back door is always open during lunch hours so he puts notes on the other docs to pick up there stuff at our office.
When I had stuff delivered to my home when I was at work and no one home they would always leave with a neighbor.
I'm not sure how long they will hold at their warehouse before they might send back undeliverable. You'll have to check with who they shipped with.
Since you ordered a computer they are most likely going to need a signature. If they arrive at your house and you're not there they'll leave a note with your options and take it back to the hub. There will be a number you can call for them to hold it at the hub so you can go pick it up. I know with ups, the hubs I've been to have limited hours where they'll service the public so keep that in mind. I think you can call ahead of time but I assume you need a tracking number as it'll be alot easier for them to find where your package is at and put the hold on it. Fortunately, I've always been home to receive a fedex so I'm not sure what happens with them but again with a tracking number you can call them and see what your options are ahead of time. Good luck and enjoy!