Thanks, I will do that of course.
Perhaps what I should have asked was, who can I expect to ultimately try and hold liable for me not getting what I paid for?
Because what I foresee happening is FedEx telling me they only did what the merchant said to do, which was drop off the package without a signature. And the merchant telling me FedEx is to blame because the merchant fulfilled their obligation by shipping what I bought.
Is it enough to just ship an item, or is there some reasonable amount of responsibility to ensure I actually receive the item?
What does a merchant have to gain by not requiring a signature for receipt?