Addressing your Packages
A lot of this information is written in the light of Amazon.com shopping, but equally applies to other vendors.
Amazon has "prime", and I suggest you sign up. It provides free air delivery, and you will pay for this in your first order or two.
When you open an Amazon account, they will have you fill in your Name, Addres, City etc.
So what to do?
You may have good luck with a street address. If so, here are some guidelines:
Here is a proper UPS address:
Here are some examples:
Jane Q. Smith [Middle Initial]
Jane Q. Hyder-Smith [Dual Last Name, Middle Init]
Loooooooong names and addresses:
Jane Queenie Hyder-Smith c/o Phillip K. Dunderhead
What can I say? The name gets cut at character 18, rest is lost.
General Delivery and 113 W Front StreetThese are FINE as long as you Tell Me! Just text me your name and REAL address, I'll put you in the database.
If you use 113 W Front, disguise your po box number in there in case they
send it USPS/Mail:
You Moved within Nome
If you move, it really helps if you let me know. Why? Amazon may not have your new address. Or packages already on the way. To the OLD address.
This also applies, even more so, if you use a PO Box, General Delivery or 113 W Front. Don't forget!
We really want to get the package over to you!
If you contact me, always use text. On your first time or two, it helps if you give me your NAME so I can put you in my phone's contact list.
Here is a typical text:
"Hi, my name is Jane Smith, at 1706C E 5TH. I am expecting some UPS packages 1Z1234560212345678 and 1Z6543210398765432."
Or something like that.
We all Like This Work!
My drivers and I really like and enjoy this job. It gives us pleasure to deliver your package the same day we got it! It brings a smile to you, and to us as well.
Myself, and often some of the drivers and loaders are at the Polar Cafe every weekday noon hour. We take outgoing packages, and often hand out packages for out-of-town addresess, like Dexter, west beach, etc. Come by and have a cup of coffee on me.
The Polar Cafe people are not UPS, so please don't drop off packages unless we are there to receive it. Bad things could happen to it. Noon hour is 12 - 1, but most days you will still find us there until 1:30. A quick peek or text message ...
I have found UPS to be a wonderful company that cares. Their HQ staff in Louisville is wonderful and helpful. Lost packages, moved back to the lower 48, reroutings etc. are handled routinely. Within Nome, I am the Man but for beyond Nome, the HQ is best. 1-800-PICK-UPS
I was born 1945, been in Nome since 1965, and doing UPS since 1997, 23
Ramon Gandia - Owner / Operator - Nome UPS
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