Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Argh! Shipping madness!

Shipping to a POP is one of the most insane things sometimes. You need to make sure that you have proper access to the dock and that the dock will accept your shipment. Sometimes you need to meet the equipment. If you meet it, do you have the appropriate permissions to use the freight elevator? Is said freight elevator tall enough for your shipment? Does your carrier take the equipment all the way up to the floor your suite is on? Does it matter? How long can the POP store the equipment. Will it be secure? Who has the responsibility to insure the equipment while it's sitting there? Once you're done with the equipment, what do you do with all the trash?

At least I know all the questions to ask, but there's always one, tiny nagging detail that gets in the way. A ladder rack that's a half-an-inch too low or something along those lines. It's really a full-time job, which is why Nathan is going to tackle it. Godspeed.