I have been selling books online at Sleepygirl’s Used Books as well as on some of the big sites, like Amazon, since 1999. In all those years, there have been less than 10 lost packages lost. I think that’s amazing since there are times I have a lot of packages going out. For example, I had hundreds of hard copies of the last Harry Potter book and, at that time, I was shipping at least 20-30 of them daily.
On February 9, I shipped the package below from Joplin, Missouri. Note that it’s priority. I heard from the customer the first week of March wondering what happened to his book. He was very understanding, and a little amused, when I told him it had been to Warsaw twice. We decided to wait to see what happened. As you can see, that priority package finally made it to his home in Australia on March 16. He said the package was battered and taped but the book was in good condition.