Sunday, May 23, 2010

Did Walmart Stop Shipping to Tinian or the entire Northern Mariana Islands?

evil Walmart

I just read a blog article about Walmart discontinuing service to some Micronesian Destinations. Read blog article here.

A letter was sent to a Walmart customer:

Subject: discontinuing shipping to certain U.S. Protectorate ZIP Codes
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 22:24:06 -0700
To: xxxxxxxxxxx

Dear Donna Cruz,

We'd like to alert you to a change by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that may impact your future orders with
The USPS recently announced that it will no longer support delivery confirmation services for shipments addressed to Palau, the Northern Marianas or the Marshall Islands. The USPS delivery confirmation number acts as a tracking number, providing visibility and accountability to the package in transit. can only ship orders to ZIP Codes where they can be tracked. Therefore, we cannot accept new orders for the following destinations. Any order you have already placed will be fulfilled and shipped.
Shipping will be discontinued to:

* Republic of Palau (96939, 96940)
* Pohnpei Island (96941)
* Chuuk (Truk) Island (96942)
* Yap Island (96943)
* Kosrae Island (96944)
* Northern Mariana Islands (96952)
* Majuro Island (96960)
* Ebeye Island (96970)

We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have any questions, please reply to this email and let us know how we can help.

Your Customer Service Team

After reading the article, I immediately went to the Walmart website to check if I was able to ship an item to 96950 and it went through. I hope Walmart will not discontinue shipping here, although it will be good news for some of the merchants on islands.

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