Post Office website down for days

marhsava

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I wonder where all my traffic fines and etolls are going, received nothing in the mail..
 

Drifter

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How? If you get sent a parcel from abroad, it has to go through JIMC.
 

saliehendricks

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Unfortunately anything coming from ebay or aliexpress generally is far cheaper via std shipping and will sit at SAPO for weeks. Couriers are 1000% more expensive.
 

Ancalagon

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How? If you get sent a parcel from abroad, it has to go through JIMC.

Does it? I don't think couriers are affected by this. Obviously everything has to go through customs, but I don't see why it has to go through JIMC.
 

Drifter

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Why has this not made the mainstream media? It's a national outage FFS.
 

Drifter

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My daughter just collected a parcel from our local PO, and they were online. Unless they just capture the ID number of the recipient and send it through in a batch later.
 

Hectic

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Also just received a package from China(9 weeks). Unfortunately not the Multimeter, which is what I was actually hoping for.

I phoned the Post Office to hear if there were any packages. Post delivery or notices aren't high on the agenda in our town.
 

Swa

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Well tracking has been down for years.

To gain the trust of local online retailers, however, the Post Office must provide a service which matches established courier services like DHL and FedEx.
If I want a courier I'll use an actual courier.
 

Swa

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Does it? I don't think couriers are affected by this. Obviously everything has to go through customs, but I don't see why it has to go through JIMC.
Ebay sellers don't use couriers and most refuse to use anything besides the post not believing that a national postal service can be non-functional.

My daughter just collected a parcel from our local PO, and they were online. Unless they just capture the ID number of the recipient and send it through in a batch later.
It's the website and not their systems. Their systems have been working on and off for years now but captured data generally has a delay anyway.
 

Drifter

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Well the SAPO Android app must feed from the website then, because that is also not returning results.
 

op365

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Can honestly say that they don't care about customer service. Their operating hours is till 17h00, but have photographic evidence they close up (chains on door outside) at 16h45.
Sent email to Mark and posted on his Twitter account and no response... Sigh
 

Dan C

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Went to collect mail on Saturday.. and my PO box was 'locked'. Then remembered I never renewed it ... :p Anyhow tried to get into https://www.virtualpostoffice.co.za/ for days ... finally tonight it's up and running (and super fast if I may add).
 
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