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smicko

Hi all, I just received an express post delivery, got talking to the local driver about some changes to their delivery service.

80% of express post is now being delivered by an outside company* and this number is growing.

I've worked in the transport industry for over 5 years and this company* are known to be be rough with stock which is worrying considering we post some fragile shrimp around.

Good news time :) platinum post will still be delivered by the local contract drivers (for now at least)so it may be worth posting platinum rather than dealing with doa claims.

He also told me to write fragile live fish on the packaging with an arrow saying this way up.

Cheers mick

*company name omitted so I don't get sued lol

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jayc

Thanks Mick.

Good to know. Never thought of writing "Fragile - Live fish" + arrow on the packaging.

Also, some people might not realise this ... when you bought shrimp from some members on SKF, and they give you more than you bought, eg you thought you were buying 10 shrimp but you receive 15 ... there is a couple of good reasons why

1) It builds good customer relations.

2) If 1 or 2 shrimp dies during the shipment, the buyer still got the amount they paid for. Saving the seller having to pay for addition costs in packaging and shipment to replace DOA shrimp. Packaging material and shipping can cost quite a lot especially to ship 1 or 2 replacement shrimp which the seller has to pay, not the buyer. It's sort of an insurance policy. This generosity isn't mandatory, but the DOA policy is as per the SKF Code of Conduct when selling live stock.

So not only is it generous to pack extra shrimp than what the buyer expects, it's a smart move that ensures if a couple DOA, the buyer isn't going to get you to replace them at your expense.

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daimen

That's awsome I'm thinking of shipping some fish and shrimp soon where do you guys get your bags from

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newbreed

Worth looking at our sponsors sites for the bags Daimen!

I am always wary of writing Fragile on the side of anything I post, afraid it might bring it to the attention of naughty mail sorters who feel like playing football! :)

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Squiggle
That's awsome I'm thinking of shipping some fish and shrimp soon where do you guys get your bags from

Hey mate' date=' I've got the Kordon breather bags back in stock, hit me up if you're keen for some! :victorious:

[url']http://www.bossaquaria.com.au/live-shrimp/

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smicko

Breather bags are the way to go and can be hard to find. Boss and some of the other sponsors will have them

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Jaaakeee

I thought it was against the rules of australia post to post live animals yet alone fish...

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OzShrimp

Dont even get me started on Australia post. I posted some shrimp on tuesday after being told that the normal aus post satchel would be delivered in same time as express due to where i live and it should arrive to by today. watching.....watching..... shrimp are in Victoria as of yesterday but apparently wont be delivered until monday which will mean 6 f%^&in days in the box. Made me so angry being bs'd to.

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ineke
I thought it was against the rules of australia post to post live animals yet alone fish...

I have asked our local post office and they were fine with posting shrimp.

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Bettarazzi

I've had different answers every time I've asked Australia Post about shipping fish. Bottom line is a lot of people do it now and there haven't been many reports of problems, apart from slow delivery.

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mtchye

On a related note, is it possible to use auspost to post shrimp from eastern states to WA?

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ineke

I have sent shrimp without any problems

Edited by NoGi

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mtchye

Thanks Ineke, good to know...

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