Did the Fed Ex drop box disappear after 9/11 and I just didn’t notice till now? I’ve now spent a couple of hours looking for a Fed Ex drop box. Not a store, counter or self-service station. Just a drop box.
Fed Ex is known for using cutting edge technology for package tracking so I figured they’d have an easy way to search for a drop box from their website. Well, they do have a section where I can search for a bunch of other stuff but not drop boxes. Great, I can filter my search by “Location accepts cash”. It’s good to know there are business that are still taking cash!
I was able to find several “Fed Ex Authorized ShipCenters” in my area, but all of them were closed on a Saturday evening. And not one had a drop box which makes me believe maybe they don’t exist anymore.
Clearly, this drop box in the wild has been Photoshopped
On the back of my package (which is wrapped in authorized Fed Ex duds) I found a 1-800 number to call to schedule a pickup. Or I’m told I can do the same thing by going to Fedex.com. So I head back to the website and click on a link called “Schedule a Pickup” which takes me to a registration area. I begin typing in my address and such. Everything goes well until I’m asked for my “Account Number”. Well, I don’t have one which means I can’t register which means I can’t schedule a pickup from their website.
Fed Ex probably won’t read this, and even if they did, I’m just a blogger who is trying to ship a single package. “Not even worth their time” is how I feel they feel about me after spending too much time on their website and still failing to accomplish what I’m after.
Given the time I’ve spent, I would have been better off waiting till Monday and making the delivery myself.