Does anyone know what labeling (if any) is required on the outside of packages when ammo is shipped?
Some states like Mass. are ordering ammo and then going after the company for not conforming to some state law where the ammo is being shipped. I just bought ammo from Proload and they also require the faxed ID. The owner John said someone in the Illinois state government tried to order some stuff but he caught it because it was a strange credit card number. These guys are just being careful, and if they don't require it yet then they probably won't ship certain things to certain states or they haven't been "stung" yet.Scooter .45 said:I was surprised that cheaperthandirt.com only requires clicking the "I Agree" button while Clearviewinvest.com requires a photocopy of DL on file as proof of age.
I love it! :biglaugh: Some folks hate the idea of having to pay whatever extra is required by the shipper for the adult signature route and for that reason DO NOT use vendors who require adult signature in shipping ammo. Then they get mad when the ammo isn't shipped with an adult signature required.GES said:FedEx adds a label that requires an adult signature. UPS just drops it on the front porch and walks off For that reason, I either ask for FedEx or find vendors that don't ship ammo via UPS.
My concern was based on the fact that UPS normally does not require signatures when dropping off orders at residential addresses. But yet, any delivery to a business does require a signature. The internet company I sometimes order ammo through does not use UPS and they told me that they stopped shipping UPS because of their residential delivery policies. A "signature required" delivery via FedEx from this company is a standard policy and they won't ship ammo any other way. And that's fine with me as I'm now home most of the time. It may be that there it costs more for shipping, but if I don't have to worry about having a box sit on my doorstep in full view of the street, I'll glady pay it.Double Naught Spy said:I love it! :biglaugh: Some folks hate the idea of having to pay whatever extra is required by the shipper for the adult signature route and for that reason DO NOT use vendors who require adult signature in shipping ammo. Then they get mad when the ammo isn't shipped with an adult signature required.
Others blame UPS for leaving ammo at the door, most notably because they fail to understand how the ammo is being shipped. It is NOT UPS who is screwing up (usually), but the purchaser. If the vendor does not ship with adult signature required, you need only request it and expect to pay the additional fee. UPS is simply following shipping instructions when they leave packages at the door. I have experienced drivers of both companies NOT getting signature when they were supposed to. That is a driver issue and not a company issue.
So, it is not so much a UPS vs. FedEx issue as it is a purchaser and/or vendor issue. Don't expect a service not offered in the selling price of the item purchased without paying extra for it. You may need to read the vendor's shipping FAQ to determine whether or not you need to requed adult signature.
As for UPS not shipping ammo, I believe their specific guidelines state that they won't ship it from a person or company not properly licensed. So, they will ship, but for the vast majority of the population, this aspect does not apply.