This time of year we’re reminded about the hassle of shipping this to and from Alaska. We don’t have mail delivery here so everyone has to go to the post office for their mail and packages. Sometimes the line is terribly long. The worst is that some companies will only ship to you via UPS or FedEx and they charge a lot of money to do that. I think a huge business could be made forwarding mail from UPS to Alaska via the post office in Seattle. People could send items straight to the Seattle address via UPS which would then just forward the mail to the postal address using a more economical shipping method. Until i find something like that i’ll have to try my best to find stores that have reasonable shipping or even free shipping that includes Alaska.
As Tiffany points out in the comments, Amazon is great because when you go to check out not only is it shipped free (if your order qualifies) but they also upgrade your shipping so you don’t have to wait 4 weeks for it to arrive by barge. As an Amazon seller i wish that they would do that for the people that order items from sellers in Alaska. We often get complaints from buyers asking where their item is when we ship out the very next day most times.
Any other stores that Alaskans have come across that have been pleasant to deal with?
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