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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-17-2011

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to gdprun

I have a package (model train) that was mailed to me from the UK on 4/1/2015, left the UK on 4/2/2015, was updated with " Processed through sort facility ISC New York NY(USPS) " on 4/4/2015, today is 4/14/2015 with no further updates.  Destination address is 60 miles from new york city.  USPS can't tell me anything.   I notified the seller / sender that it seems to be delayed.   Can only hope for the best I guess.  The reply below regarding the item that has been in the ISC for over a year does not make me feel too nice.....

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to one.i

It seems like the ICS has a full bucket and it takes a long time to process.  I have had a package there since April 2, 2015 and it is still there.  I am hoping it appears at my door soon......some day????  Maybe the option of a more expensive shipping is better?  I have had other shipments from China without any issues but I don't think they went through ICS New York.


one.i wrote:

To state the obvious, these facilities are storing the items for extended periods of time. The obvious is not always recognized. If shipments come in faster than they go out, the volume of storage must be continuously increased. A bucket runs over if water is added faster than it is removed.

Storage space is costly.

 

I had one that stayed at ISC Chicago for 15 days, then showed up at my local Post Ofice and delivered to me. The USPS almost always does a very good job with my mail and I think the ISC is the Customs facility.

 


 

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Registered: ‎12-11-2010

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to chitlinsnwhiskey

It was a vintage (not antique) designer label velvet jacket. Simple style.  No embellishments that would cause issues.   I did check with the local post office before bidding just to make sure there would be no issues with it getting through customs and was assured that it would be fine. 

 

It processed through the sort facility in Milan on March 24 2014 and processed through the sort facility ISC New York on March 26 2014 - and there it sits..... for over a year!

 

The seller said that he put two traces on the package for me but has been unable to get any additional information.

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to 4mckenna

It seems like it might be a customs issue. What was the order?

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to keating1960

To state the obvious, these facilities are storing the items for extended periods of time. The obvious is not always recognized. If shipments come in faster than they go out, the volume of storage must be continuously increased. A bucket runs over if water is added faster than it is removed.

Storage space is costly.

 

I had one that stayed at ISC Chicago for 15 days, then showed up at my local Post Ofice and delivered to me. The USPS almost always does a very good job with my mail and I think the ISC is the Customs facility.

 

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to bronx-dog
lmao
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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon

I have ordered from China & now Russia. I was slightly alarmed when my recent russian purchase appeared to be stuck with the message "Processed Through Sort Facility " In NY with no status change in 3 days since 4/1/2015. Checking this morning it has suddenly popped up at my local post office and is apparently on it's way out for delivery. There were no tracking updates between NY and Tucson. Normally I would expect stuff to hit Phoenix sorting center and you KNOW it must have made stops in-between. USPS tracking is spotty at best. Any "lost" packages could very well have been handed off from the customs release and who knows where they are are really in the pipeline. Total of 15 days from ordering ro receipt from Russia for my experience--not too shabby.

April 4, 2015 , 6:41 am

Departed USPS Facility

 

TUCSON, AZ 85726 

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to somaisna

No - the package is still (apparently) at ISC NY.  I've purchased from England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada - and shipped to all those locations as well as Australia - and have never had any issues.  I have no explanation for the delay on this package.  It definitely arrived in NY and there is nothing to indicate that it ever left - either handed off for delivery in the US or returned to sender. 

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Registered: ‎04-02-2015

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to 4mckenna

did you ever get your package?

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to fallschirm

My package has been stuck there since March 26th.......... of LAST year!

March 26, 2014 , 8:38 am

Processed Through Sort Facility

 

ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) 

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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon

"ISC New York" stands for "You Are Screwed"

 

It is some sort of customs black hole in New York.  Many people received registeed letters from Germany with postcards and photos and so on ordered from eBay.  I myself have two registered letters from Germany with eBay contents that have been sitting in there for over two months.

 

There is no way to contact them, no way to complain, no one to complain to.  It is Bureaucratic Hell.

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Registered: ‎02-01-2015

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to jake4bonsai

5 bucks and 5 days china to new York cant beat that..

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Registered: ‎02-10-2009

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon

ISC = International Sorting Center

 

Usually co-located with a CBP Port of Entry for Customs inspection.

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Registered: ‎01-09-2015

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon
Anytime I order from out of the country and USPS is used the service is outstanding, anytime its used within the United States it absolutely sucks. Makes no sense what so ever!
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Registered: ‎01-09-2015

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon
@ Bronx-dog. Lol
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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon
Whoever put this pic of box spinning has had me laughing for two days !! That's funny !! I needed that
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Registered: ‎12-18-2008

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon

2 things:

 

1. The USPS is a joke. Complete joke. Most unreliable service I've ever used. No wonder they are struggling to stay alive.

 

2. USPS Tracking is an even bigger joke. USPS would be better off only offering tracking on Express Mail. People watch the tracking and just freak out.

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Registered: ‎12-24-2014

Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to juzmoon
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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to katerinag37

Apparently there is a USPS Sort Facility in Athens, Greece. What a strange tracking itinerary this is, It took your package 6 days to get from Chicago to New York and minus 4 hours to get from New York to Greece (a 10 hour and 22 minute flight). That's pretty slow and then very fast even given the 7 hour time difference.!



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Re: What does Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS) means?

in reply to hidy-hoo

Hello guys,

 

Can you please give me an advice?? I am expecting a package from US to Greece and in the tracking History I can see the following: 

 

Tracking history

 

 

 

Does this mean that it arrived in Greece and departed again for Chicago? 

 

 

Thank you for your time!

 

 

Best regards,

 

Katerina