San Jose to Loreto, BCS: Hot on the trails of a FedEx package

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If you send a package from the San Francisco Bay Area to Loreto, BCS, using FedEx does it actually ever arrive? How long does it take?

Well, for those that are as interested as I am, here is the typical itinerary for an envelope that is dropped at a FedEx center in San Jose, California.

June 22: San Jose, California (Leaves facility at 6:39 PM)

June 23: Memphis, Tennessee

June 23: Guadalajara, Mexico (International shipment release and then travels to a destination sort facility)

June 24: Toluca, Mexico

June 27: Loreto, Mexico (Arrives at 9:15 AM)

Total Cost: ~ $55 USD
Total Time: ~ 5 Days

For those interested in the operations of FedEx in Mexico. Here is an informative factsheet published by FedEx: MX-FedEx Mexico Fact Sheet 04-06-09 – ENG

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  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • Loni Kao Stark

    I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.<br />
    <br />
    When I estimated delivery on FedEx's website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.<br />
    <br />
    As you can see, it wasn't as slow as their website told us and it wasn't as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.<br />
    <br />
    In the end, the package arrived!

  • Loni Kao Stark

    I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.<br />
    <br />
    When I estimated delivery on FedEx's website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.<br />
    <br />
    As you can see, it wasn't as slow as their website told us and it wasn't as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.<br />
    <br />
    In the end, the package arrived!

  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • Linda Kuehl

    Thanks for posting this! I always wondered how it could take so long for FedEx to get to Loreto. Now we know. Has anyone tracked a DHL package to Loreto? I always heard their service was better and faster.

  • I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.

    When I estimated delivery on FedEx’s website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.

    As you can see, it wasn’t as slow as their website told us and it wasn’t as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.

    In the end, the package arrived!

  • I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.

    When I estimated delivery on FedEx’s website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.

    As you can see, it wasn’t as slow as their website told us and it wasn’t as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.

    In the end, the package arrived!

  • I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.

    When I estimated delivery on FedEx’s website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.

    As you can see, it wasn’t as slow as their website told us and it wasn’t as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.

    In the end, the package arrived!

  • I noticed the package sat in Toluca, Mexico for several days so I think the mail to Loreto is aggregated over several days. Perhaps if I had mailed it out on June 25 from San Jose, it may have reached Loreto on June 27.

    When I estimated delivery on FedEx’s website, they noted the package would arrive July 1. Then when we went to the shipment center, they noted the package would arrive on June 24.

    As you can see, it wasn’t as slow as their website told us and it wasn’t as quick as the service staff at the shipping center noted.

    In the end, the package arrived!

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn't even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would've thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?<br />
    <br />
    Cathy

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn't even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would've thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?<br />
    <br />
    Cathy

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn’t even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would’ve thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?

    Cathy

    • Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.

      I’d love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient’s address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.

      Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!

      Loni

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn’t even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would’ve thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?

    Cathy

    • Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.

      I’d love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient’s address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.

      Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!

      Loni

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn’t even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would’ve thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?

    Cathy

    • Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.

      I’d love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient’s address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.

      Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!

      Loni

  • Cathy Getman

    Loni, thanks for posting this. I didn’t even know it was possible to FedEx to Loreto – and not nearly as slow as I would’ve thought. Where do you pick up the shipment in Loreto?

    Cathy

    • Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.

      I’d love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient’s address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.

      Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!

      Loni

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.<br />
    <br />
    I'd love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient's address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.<br />
    <br />
    Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!<br />
    <br />
    Loni

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Cathy – I was on the sending end so not sure where exactly it was received in Loreto. The recipient did have a Loreto address and on the delivery confirmation, an actual person did sign for it.<br />
    <br />
    I'd love to see more courier services offer a way in which the correspondence just gets scanned in at a courier location and electronically transmitted to the closest courier office near the recipient's address.There, it gets printed out and delivered. I would imagine for the packages with only a few pages of information, the carbon footprint would be much less than the energy expended physically transporting the package of information.<br />
    <br />
    Now if you were shipping actual goods, this would not work as well of course!<br />
    <br />
    Loni