View Full Version : FW UPS Tracking in the UK?

11-08-2009, 22:39
Thought this might just about qualify as news, on Friday night I placed an order with Forgeworld for IA7 plus a bunch of other stuff to bring me above the 250 free shipping level, today I've received an e-mail from UPS including a tracking number so I can see exactly where my goodies are!

I've placed a few orders with FW before with Express Delivery but never previously got a tracking number, so a new policy, or just a mistake on their part? Also, being in the UK all my previous express deliveries have been by Royal Mail rather than UPS.

11-08-2009, 23:00
royal mails been on strike a bit recently, maybe they've decided to use another company and get it tracked so people cant complain about things being late? or if they do at least they can be told where they are

12-08-2009, 00:31
UPS always uses tracking for express delivery. Got that from FW for years.

12-08-2009, 00:41
I had my last mail order at Christmas delivered by UPS and the other bits that we're out of stock but my order was for 1600 worth of stuff so could of just been the size of my order

12-08-2009, 09:13
Sometimes UPS is cheeper than royal mail. FW, like lots of UK companies check the postage cost on every order they send and send via the cheepest.

That's why the post office staff are striking. In order to make the post office competitive they're cutting staff, pay and introducing modern sorting methods... ludites.

12-08-2009, 12:07
i had a arm from the sorcerer nurgle guy come from UPS.........i was like WTF? must of been cheaper to send ups than RM. least with UPS its harder for them to loss your mail.

12-08-2009, 19:08
I'm moving this thread to Other GW


13-08-2009, 09:50
GW's global carrier is UPS so the rates they get for deliveries are very good.

13-08-2009, 19:16
Yep if it hits the magic # ( 250) all orders are shipped UPS...

14-08-2009, 14:58
Yep if it hits the magic # ( 250) all orders are shipped UPS...

Not in the UK in my experience (though I believe that's the case for international orders), this was my third 250+ order, but the first to be shipped by UPS, even my Reaver came by Royal Mail.