Duplicate Barcodes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Has anyone else noticed an increase in the number of packages for the same address with the same 1Z? I had 3 separate stops with 2 pkgs each which had the same barcode. Sheeted the second as dup stop.
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I had 2 boxes of diapers (baby) with the same bar code on the south side the other day. Scanned and delivered.
     
  3. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    People are always trying to get over as much as possible. I usually just type in the second barcode manually and put "dup" in the remarks.
     
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I assumed they were banded together at one time.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

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

    No.

    If I do get one I've been told type in the shipper number then any three numbers you want.
     
  6. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    There is a way to scan up to, I believe 3 barcode a on one package line. I've done this not knowing how and coming up short on my package count. It will show an asterisk next to shipper number once scanned. I can't figure out how to do it intentionally though.
     
  7. brownracer

    brownracer Member

    The duplicate barcode used to work from the Remark field. It was taken out a couple of years ago because of accidental use. The only way to add additional barcodes to the same pkg is to edit the pkg and scan the additional barcodes up to a total of five.
     
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I just drop the package with the orginal if I find it while at the same stop. Like Upstate, I sheet as duplicate stop if I have to drive back and if management is concerned, you can explain it to them as the reasoning and they can choose to persue it from there.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I sheet them as duplicate whether I deliver it at the same time or if I have to go back.
     
  10. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    I deliver 1, and sell 1 on ebay.......:wootsmiley:
     
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  11. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Delivery 1 and RTS the other, it will confuse everyone, LOL
     
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  12. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I delivered a box last week. Got to the next stop and there sits another package for the last stop. I back track thinking I must have grabbed the wrong box some how. Got back and there sits the correct box at the correct address. I looked closer and he ttwo boxes had the same tracking #. One small box and one medium sized box. No way they were banded together.
     
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  13. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    I know someone who had 2 $800 vacuum's delivered to there door with same tracking #. They only ordered 1. Someone in the shipping department messed up............
     
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I Deliver One and RTS the other I just don't sheet it. I service cross it and write duplicate tracking number RTS and give it to the clerk when I get back.

    I've RTS 50 lbs boxes and 1 lbs bags that had duplicate labels. My SUP said you can input the shipper number and then the weight in the next three spots or RTS. I RTS them rhat way I know UPS will be getting paid and the shipper might think twice next time.
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All that for 2 boxes of diapers? Knock drop and go. Not my money.
     
  16. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I've asked three sups and two center manager's about this, and I've gotten seven different answers.
     
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  17. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    Or, here is an idea, leave the second dup tracking pkg on the bumper, see how long it takes to "accidentally" fall off into middle of street , or into a ditch! :thumbsup:
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My rule of thumb is if I have to pay for a lost package. $5 or $10 okay that will not break me but much more the that they can go to the customer counter to pick up their packages.
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I just deliver both and record one. We have the technology to catch this all through the system.
     
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  20. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Last summer I had that happen almost everyday. Haven't seen that in a while. They told us to deliver the duplicate, peel òff one of the pal labels and give to an on-car so they could bill the shipper.