Parcel Delivery Service

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by OrlandoBelle, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. chelynnah

    chelynnah DIS Veteran

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    I know this is late replying, but anything hand delivered locally like grocers is free. Mail and courier packages are charged at $5 each. This is now at all resorts. And yes it was frustrating that Amazon broke up my single order into 5 packages!! I joined a free month of US Amazon Prime in order to get the faster free shipping sndcexpected that it would all be shipped together. All I can think is maybe they hold different items at different warehouses.

    4 of the packages arrived before me. I had to ask for them when I arrived. The last package arrived a couple of days in and there was a message on our room phone.
     
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  2. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    yes, amazon holds things in different warehouses....it's very frustrating..
    a few weeks ago, DH had to be in las vegas on business so i ordered some stuff from amazon...

    i clicked the box that said try to ship together in as few shipments as possible...
    and wouldn't you know it - they broke it up into 5 shipments!!
    including one shipment that had only one luggage strap in it...
    yup...an envelope that had just one luggage strap...
    and i'd ordered two luggage straps...
    one came in a shipment with other stuff..
    and one came by itself...

    5 shipments in all....and i didn't order all that much stuff...
    it's insane that they do that!!!!!
     
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  4. skiwinnie

    skiwinnie Earning My Ears

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    Fairytale personal shopper can hold packages for you and will work with you for a time to deliver packages to you directly at resort to avoid $5 per package fee. Used them for my last trip great service.
     
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  5. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    who's fairytale personal shopper?
     
  6. skiwinnie

    skiwinnie Earning My Ears

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    Her website is fairytalepersonalshopper.com and she is on Facebook. I highly recommend her she is easy to work with and great communication we worked with her on our last holiday. She also does grocery delivery and gift baskets!
     
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  7. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    thanks!
     
  8. chelynnah

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    Thank you. I was going to ask for a link, but our trip isn’t for another year. I’ve filed it anyway. This will be really helpful if theyre still doing it then :)
     
  9. Emmafleur

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    Can I just ask a really silly question. What kind of things would you ship to your resort and why? Is it to save luggage space, shopping time etc. If so, how do you get the things Home with you afterwards? I’m just intrigued :magnify: sorry if it’s rude to ask. I’ve been thinking about groceries but that’s about all. Thanks :love1:
     
  10. chelynnah

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    For me I’m in the UK and last trip was my first ever onsite stay, and first without renting a car. So in my case I ordered a bunch of things through Amazon that either I can’t get here or are WAY cheaper there and had them shipped to the resort. It was really convenient and meant not having to waste a day shopping off site and paying a taxi etc. I think a lot of international guests do similar.

    I’ve also read of US guests who fly but will mail a package of things they need down to save luggage space as it’s cheaper than extra baggage fees.

    In the past when I’ve stayed off site in a house I’ve had online purchases ordered ahead of time and had them mailed to relatively local friends where I can pick them up after I’m there.
     
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  11. Emmafleur

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    Thank you for your reply. I’ve never looked into doing this. Can you just order from Amazon.U.K. and get it sent to an alternative address (your resort hotel) or do you use the US Amazon site?
     
  12. Jon84

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    You have to use the US site. If you have Prime in the UK you still have to pay shipping
     
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  13. chelynnah

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    As said above you have to use the US site. I joined US prime for the free month for the free shipping and then cancelled. I think you can only do this once. You can also get the free super saver delivery which takes longer. I ordered and tried to time it so they would get there a day or two before we did. There’s a whole thread on how to address your package to the resort.

    Also you don’t need to make a new account on the US site. Your UK credentials work on all sites worldwide, you just have to change your address, and when looking at shipping costs etc, choose the US hotel one (put it in first before you look at ordering) from the drop down menu under the add to basket link on the right so it shows correctly.

    You may also be asked to re-enter your CC details as fraud prevention. Whenever you add and ship to a new address they check to make sure someone hasn’t hacked your account.
     
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  14. Emmafleur

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    Thanks. Now I’ve just got to think what I want to buy! :):)
     
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