Amazon - How to Avoid UPS and ALWAYS Auto-Pick Canada Post
- UPS leaves a notice of delivery without even attempting to contact me through our apartment Buzzer
- UPS has left 3 different items on the outside steps by the lobby door where hundreds of people enter/exit daily and my items were stolen every time.
- Depot is located 3 buses away, meaning due to them pretending to come to my house, I often would have to travel across town to pick up heavy items, defeating the purpose of online convenience.
After numerous complaints, Amazon told me of a solution to trick their system in always automatically selecting Canada Post because they cannot override the shipping methods themselves.
123 Main Street (po box 0)
Suite 123 / P.O. BOX 0
If you place "po box 0" where I placed it in the example, Canada Post will always be selected as delivery method since UPS cannot deliver to po boxes. It tricks Amazon's automated system to use Canada Post.
For the last month I have used this method for large, heavy items and never once was UPS selected.
Hope it helps since I've seen people complain about UPS via Amazon.
EDIT: Since Amazon has recently changed their ETA system, customers using Canada Post are still getting their package in 1-2 business days via prime however some customers using UPS (auto picked by Amazon's system based on size/weight), are experiencing delays with prime of 3-4 business days. Yet another reason to force the system into always using Canada Post.