you conveniently cut out that 98.5% because?
Really? You couldn’t figure out the simple fact that you need to click on the image to enlarge it and view the whole thing?
which is 3 late shipments every 200 orders !!
I don’t get your point. You realize we (well, the other people in this thread, maybe not you) are talking about late deliveries, not late shipments. Regardless though, 3 out of 200 is what kind of problem exactly?
And next week, when you log on, and that delivery rate is 94.9%.
What makes you think my on-time delivery percent is going to change next week? It hasn’t changed in the last several years, and I see my current orders are being delivered on time too, so I don’t expect it to change next week either.
What will you do?
What do you mean? What I’ll do is continue business as usual. Why would that change?
You will re-actively up your handling time
Are you trying to ask how will I respond if USPS starts to suffer delivery delays? I will change my delivery promise from 3-4 days to a longer period. DUH.
But your metrics will HAVE BEEN DINGED, for no fault of yours.
Ha ha, ok, sure. But so what? Rarely does anyone have 100% on-time delivery because sometimes, things happen. That’s why Amazon doesn’t require us to meet 100%, they recommend that we should be at 97% or above. I am well above that, so what’s the big deal?
All of our metrics offer some allowance for things going wrong. Because sheesh, stuff happens. Packages get misrouted, coffee gets spilled on the last widget you had in stock so you have to cancel the order, a package falls out of the mail tub and slips behind your car seat and you don’t find it until you get home. All that stuff happens sometimes, which is why all our metric targets are less than 100%.
“Why would Amazon not hold Sellers accountable for issues?”
I stand by my response.
OK, then you blame everybody for things that are your fault, and papy and I and the rest of the grown-ups will keep on taking responsibilty for what we can and not expecting someone else to swoop in and save us because we can’t manage our business for ourselves.
You and ccrrefills don’t have to be afraid of every little thing, and you don’t have to feel at the mercy of the big bad carriers, but if you want to, that is certainly your right.
Finally, cast aspersions, belittle other posters for not being experienced as you are.
I’m not belittling others, I’m letting them know that they aren’t as helpless as they believe they are. That is how people gain experience. If you take care of your own business, you don’t need to worry whether Amazon is going to cut you some slack (for your own mistakes) or not.
I started my business 35 years ago on $100. Never worked for another. Have invented and sold over 50 million items
If you’re trying to impress people, may I suggest that the better way to go about it is to carry yourself in a manner that earns respect. “Telling” people you are so impressive because you did this or that only makes you sound like a braggart, and a liar when your claims are so outlandish. No one is going to respect you because you “tell” them to.
People judge each of us all the time here. They judge us based on what we write, and how we write it. If you want to be respected in this community, such as @papyrophilia is, compose your thoughts carefully, think about what you’re saying, and consider how your words come across.