Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

Horsefly

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And tell us why FedEx is the worst.
I also think FedEx is really bad, and has been since before the pandemic.

A box of wine got shipped from New York to me in Colorado. It made it to some place in Pennsylvania and then just got stuck. After 5 days of it being stuck I called FedEx. The agent looked it up and said there was something wrong with the label. When I asked how they could get it moving again, she asked if I could come and pick it up. That is, she was suggesting I drive from Colorado to Pennsylvania and then back.

Another order of wine was left in the delivery van overnight during the winter, and all the wine froze. The package was delivered the next day, and the corks had popped out of most of the bottles.

I believe my wine club in New York has now had three packages intended for me get lost or damaged by FedEx.

Another order from an Amazon vendor got stuck immediately after pick up. The vendor (Temco Industrial) was awesome in trying to get it freed up, but to my knowledge it is still stuck. Temco sent me a replacement order via USPS.

If the FedEx driver is in a hurry, they simply leave packages at the bottom of our 75 foot driveway, inviting porch pirates so they don't even have to come to my porch!

I've never had a problem with UPS.
 

Jenny Wu

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It's more complicated than that. I had requested UPS domestic shipment rather than Fedex Ground because Fedex is the absolute worst delivery company in the USA. The cargo ship offloaded the cargo about 6 weeks ago. It took about 5 business days for the boxes to get through customs and picked up by UPS. UPS delivered one box (2 cells) and recalled the other 3 boxes. There was a warehouse fire in California and UPS recalled the packages to inspect them. Worse yet, UPS shipped the packages back to California, back to Ohio, back to California, back to Ohio (!!), then back to California. The logistics company then re-shipped via Fedex and they've been sitting for almost two weeks waiting for Fedex Ground to even pick them up.

I can't get any answers from the supplier or logistics company as to why UPS recalled their packages or why they switched to Fedex. UPS is pretty strict about haz-mat labeling and declaring what's in the packages. I can only assume that the logistics company in China wasn't totally above board with UPS or intentionally lied about the package contents. But I can't be sure.

Now that camping season is mostly over, and what is left doesn't require me to run my air conditioner 24x7, I don't need the additional battery capacity so I've been waiting. The seller is great to deal with, but her choice of logistics company sucks. Since I have two of the eight cells I ordered, if I ask my CC company to cancel, then it turns in to a mess for the seller and me, especially if the other six cells get delivered after I cancel.

As a small business owner myself, I hate to do this to the seller because I know it'll hurt them. And since the extra battery capacity isn't needed right now, I've chosen to be extra patient. All that said, I did give the seller notice that if the cells aren't picked up by COB Tuesday then I'm going to go to my CC company and start that process. I've sent an email to Jenny Wu asking if she has eight EVE 280Ah cells in stock in Houston. If not, then I might as well wait. However, despite my threat to cancel on Tuesday, I will at least give her time to see my message. I think it's a holiday in China all week.

Ugh
Hi @K8MEJ , I received your email and already replied you. For urgent order of our recent stocks which is available, we can still try our best to arrange them for you during this holiday (as US warehouse is still open this week). Kindly have a check of your mail box. Thanks. from @Jenny Wu
 

EcoRV

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I want to say a big thanks to Jenny Wu for helping me with my battery purchase. I ordered 16 280 AH cells and I received them 28 SEP and received them today 30 SEP. They did send them from Houston and I do live in San Antonio. To me it was a good price with shipping and I did not have to try and take time off work. I they were boxed as 2 cells per box, packed very well. The cells all tested 3.289 per cell. I am waiting for my charger to top balance them and the BMS to put the pack together. I am making a 48 volt pack. Thank for all your hard work.
Thanks for posting I'm in Dallas. Two quick questions,

1. Did your 280's come with welded studs?
2. What brand did you receive?
 

thedman

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I had also placed an order, the 280ah cells arrived within about 8 days I believe. EVE cells, with screw in studs.
 

S Davis

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Just received my 12 eve 280ah cells, it took a whole six work days to appear at my door. Upon visual inspection they look good new appearance with no wear marks, packaged well.

Thanks, Jenny.
 

Jenny Wu

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Just received my 12 eve 280ah cells, it took a whole six work days to appear at my door. Upon visual inspection they look good new appearance with no wear marks, packaged well.

Thanks, Jenny.
You’re welcome.
 

luckielab

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I wanted to thank @Jenny Wu for some great help with an order issue...

An order I placed on Thursday night shipped from the TX warehouse on Friday, but to the wrong address. I didn't notice until Saturday when I checked the tracking numbers for the first time.

Jenny worked with the TX warehouse over the weekend and on Monday but they were unable to redirect the boxes without recalling them to the TX warehouse first and then shipping them again to the correct address.

So I wouldn't have to wait six extra days for that process to play out, Jenny had the TX warehouse ship a replacement order on Monday. When the original boxes get back to the TX warehouse, they'll restock those cells.

Just wanted to thank Jenny again for the frequent updates over the weekend and cross-shipping the replacement order while the original order makes its way back to the TX warehouse.
 

Jenny Wu

Docan Technology(Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd (Direct Sales)
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I wanted to thank @Jenny Wu for some great help with an order issue...

An order I placed on Thursday night shipped from the TX warehouse on Friday, but to the wrong address. I didn't notice until Saturday when I checked the tracking numbers for the first time.

Jenny worked with the TX warehouse over the weekend and on Monday but they were unable to redirect the boxes without recalling them to the TX warehouse first and then shipping them again to the correct address.

So I wouldn't have to wait six extra days for that process to play out, Jenny had the TX warehouse ship a replacement order on Monday. When the original boxes get back to the TX warehouse, they'll restock those cells.

Just wanted to thank Jenny again for the frequent updates over the weekend and cross-shipping the replacement order while the original order makes its way back to the TX warehouse.
Thanks for your kindly understanding and strong supports. We already check out the reason why this issue happened and try to work out to make this kind issue won’t happen again. Thank you.
 

luckielab

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My Monday order (four EVE 280s) was also delivered on Thursday. Everything was like the pics in the first post... boxes were sturdy, the cells had dense foam around them, and there was hardware in each box. Thanks again @Jenny Wu!!!

All four cells were 3.293 with all QR codes intact and easy to read.



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