I know this is a USPS thing, but the deadline of 12AM seems so arbitrary to print your EOD forms. It is 2020 and many businesses keep very unusual hours. It is not at all odd that I might be printing and shipping at 12AM and it is kind of absurd that if I forget to print what I did so far — that amount I printed before 12AM will be cut off. Why can’t there be a 48 hour window (or more) to printing the scan sheet?
- When we are denied access to scan sheet printing it just makes more work for USPS. I don’t have an issue with dropping off 100 packages and leaving, but many small post offices do.
- In the time of COVID a scan sheet means I spend less time there and postal workers don’t have to touch all my deliveries at the drop off. The virus dies over time, so it would be beneficial to workers to not have to touch them and by the time they are handled again, whatever viral elements that may have been present will likely be dead.
- The packages are dated. A customer can see in the tracking how long it took from label to drop off, thereby clearing the PO of any late delivery complaints. Besides, even if I drop them off without the scan sheet — same issue still exists. I have also printed scan sheets and still dropped off the packages two days later.
It just seems like some holdover rule that scan sheets have to be printed on the same day. It deters nothing and just makes stress for customers and more work for USPS processors.
A nice workaround might be setting something to capture EOD scan sheets automatically each night at 12AM. This way I can still login and download a sheet that was generated the night before.
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