Delivered by 7pm?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by laffter, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    I was comparing shipping prices between the "big three" for a package I needed to send. I noticed on UPS's website that this Ground delivery was guaranteed by 7pm? I'm pretty sure a good chunk of drivers around the country are out way past 7pm year-round. Why are they guaranteeing a delivery time for Ground, or am I misunderstanding something?
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    There are no commit times for residential ground package unless someone pays extra for a specific delivery time frame. There is a 5 pm commit for business if they are closed when you deliver after 5.
     
  3. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    You know what- I just went back there again to take a screenshot of what I was looking at, and upon closer inspection, I'm just an idiot.

    The information there is formatted in a way that made me misinterpret what it was referencing.

    Silly me. Let's just pretend this never happened.
     
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  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You must be new to the internet.
     
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  5. azupser

    azupser New Member

    You shouldn't be comparing prices! You know who to ship with . What were you thinking!
     
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  6. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Shipped three packages today. All with USPS. Can't beat their rates for small boxes.
     
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  7. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    You get what you pay for all I'm saying
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It's 7pm somewhere.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A small shipper was talking about rates Friday. He said that if he fails to enter the dimensions, it is a $15 charge. He is also finding that for many of the things he ships, the rates have doubled compared to last year.

    Dimensional shipping may cost us a lot of small shippers.
     
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I deliver what's in my truck. People above me are responsible for what's in my truck.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My son relocated to Iowa to start his new career. He had left behind a few personal items which he asked me to send to him. I went to ups.com and was quoted $16 for the 2 lb box. I then went to usps.com and was quoted $8 for the same box. I chose the Post Office and somehow they were able to get it there on time and in the same condition that I sent it.
     
  12. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    It's not his fault. Kardashian broke the interwebs.
     
  13. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Post office for the win? Just to see the mailman get worked up he has to deliver a package? :)
     
  15. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    That's probably what UPS wants.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    All of the major carriers other than the Post Office have begun charging based on dimensional costs and, yes, we will lose a lot of mom and pop shippers as a result.
     
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    If you went through UPSers, and got the shipping discount, and it only cost $10, would that have changed who you shipped with.
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    My last 10 or so deliveries have said out for delivery by 8pm. Fedex and ups. It's something to make the customer feel better.
     
  19. I wish you didn't have to make an account to use the discount. Would rather just give it to the clerk at work and send it out.
     
  20. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I may be wrong but I think our discount is only 5%.