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Click and Drop issues cause failure all day

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Yesterday saw more misery for online sellers wanting to post packages, with Royal Mail plagued with Click and Drop issues saw a third failure within 7 days. Having seen issues with their Amazon connection on Tuesday and Friday (which they have said appears to have been an issue at Amazon’s end), on Monday this week they were offline for the entire day.

Shortly before 9am, they were investigating a Click and Drop issues where orders are showing the incorrect status with the announcement that the service would be ‘briefly’ placed into maintenance mode while they investigated. This turned into an all day affair with full service not resumed until gone 9pm at night.

The full timeline is below, and whilst emergency manifesting may have worked for some, anyone with significant numbers of orders to send simply would have had time to create and print labels manually and these Click and Drop issues would have been a major problem.

We’re hoping that this is the last of the Click and Drop issues for a while – as the old saying goes, these things come in threes.

Investigating Sep 06, 2021 – 08:57 BST
We are currently investigating an issue where orders are showing the incorrect status.
We are investigating this with the highest priority and will regularly update this status page with any additional information
While we investigate Click and Drop is briefly being placed into maintenance mode.

Identified Sep 06, 2021 – 10:21 BST
We are still investigating the issue affecting order statuses. We are treating this with the highest priority, but we have to keep the website in maintenance mode while the fix is implemented.
We will let you know as soon as we are able to disable maintenance mode on the website. There’s no immediate ETA yet but we’re hoping this can be as soon as possible.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 11:49 BST
We are still working as hard as we can on the fix for the critical system issue identified this morning. We have to keep the site in maintenance mode until the fix is put in. More updates to follow. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 12:56 BST
We’re still working on fixing the issue affecting Click & Drop. We’re hoping for the site to be back operational as soon as possible.
We’ll post further updates as soon as we have them.

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 14:14 BST
Our team is continuing to investigate the root cause of the issue and we apologise for the disruption that this outage has caused for you and your customers.

We have been working to bring the application back and we are preparing to restore access to Click & Drop.

We have identified the cause of the issue where orders were showing as the wrong status and this has now been rectified.
Unfortunately, your shipping rules may have been set as inactive and you will need to go to the shipping rules page and ensure any rules you expect to be operating are correctly enabled.
This means that you may have some orders where the shipping rules won’t have applied and for these you will have to manually apply postage.

Manifesting is currently disabled and will be re-enabled later this afternoon.

You can use a manual Emergency Manifest if your pickup or drop-off is before the manifesting process is re-enabled
https://clickanddrop.blob.core.windows. ... nifest.pdf

Again, we’re sorry for the disruption this is causing you

Monitoring Sep 06, 2021 – 15:03 BST
Access to the site has now been restored

As mentioned in the earlier update, your shipping rules may have been set as inactive and you will need to go to the shipping rules page and ensure any rules you expect to be operating are correctly enabled. This means that you may have some orders where the shipping rules won’t have applied and for these you will have to manually apply postage.

Manifesting is currently disabled and will be re-enabled later this afternoon.
You can use a manual Emergency Manifest if your pickup or drop-off is before the manifesting process is re-enabled https://clickanddrop.blob.core.windows. ... nifest.pdf

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 16:08 BST
We are seeing an elevated number of errors and the team are currently investigating to add more capacity to the system

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 20:04 BST
We are seeing far fewer errors affecting the Click & Drop environment, but we are still continuing to work on some issues before we re-enable manifesting.
We’ll continue to provide more updates as soon as we are able.

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 20:47 BST
Manifesting has now been enabled for OBA customers

Update Sep 06, 2021 – 21:08 BST
All functionality has now been enabled and the team will be monitoring overnight.

Again we are sorry for the disruption you have seen today.

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