Have you noticed how just when you have adjusted to something that was never perfect, they change it to make it worse!
The global shipping process being a case in point. You bought your item from we'll say the USA, it is shipped to a place in
Kentucky, Erlanger, flown out to its country of destination, it landed in we'll say the UK, got through customs, because you had paid up front. was put in the hands of Citipost AKA 13Ten, spent at most 3 days in their company then was dropped off at a courier, then delivered. Well it seems to have got worse, we now have WN Direct involved, they play a totally useless part in it all now, they intercept as it clears customs and hold it for a time before releasing it to 13Ten, who then pass it to a courier of
their choice. It would appear that paying up front for a service now puts you at the back of the queue. It used to be simpler once upon
a time, now your parcel has a world tour before you get it, makes you wonder why travel is so expensive.