Nutrisystem Packages

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownmonster, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If you are going to overstuff 45 pounds of misc. crap into a box at least use something besides dollar store tape. We must have overpriced nutrisystem food spilled all over our hubs.
     
  2. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I happen to think the packaging is OK. For instance, what do we do with the package weighing 45 LBS. in a box with 10 LBS. of crush strength? What are our customers thinking when they do this?

    I know Brownmonster is right-on about Nutrisystem but the carton has always held up when I recieve it on delivery. Never holes or corners crushed. The tape may not hold everytime but the food is always there 100%. If not the company will compensate. Its not like its money or jewerly. Its just food, right?
     
  3. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    QVC should get stronger packaging matericals for their bigger packages. Their cardboard strength is weak.
     
  4. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    They should just eat the box.
    Very filling and has plenty fiber.
    Weight loss is sure to follow.
     
  5. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

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    potroast! pizza! burgers! real food for real guys!
     
  6. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    The problem I have seen (as doing spa/decap for half of my 8 hours) is that those damn nutrisystem boxes that are 45 pounds and like 10"x10"x24"....


    DO NOT SCAN! their printer leaves a space in the barcode in spots that forces you to type in the 1z....

    pain in the :censored2: :peaceful:
     
  7. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Which makes me wonder why we don't have DIADs that scan that funny little design, next to the barcode.
    scancode.jpg
     
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Because not every package has a smart label?
    And it would have the same problems as a traditional barcode it would have a break in it.
     
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    It was my understanding that the smart label with a break in it would still scan unless it was tron very badly, making all four sides un-scan-able. If you divide a SL in half top to bottom and then from side to side, each 1/4 would scan with the same info, is what I have been told. I have no idea if that is true or not, but the only explanation I have heard.
     
  10. StopCount

    StopCount New Member

    It's called a "MaxiCode"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MaxiCode
     
  11. upser_J

    upser_J New Member

    now why would they do that?? we will repack it in a nice box, and the customer wont know the difference. or if the actual item is damaged, the customer calls QVC, complains, then QVC calls UPS, complains. Then UPS bends over and pays them the money for the claim... isnt this how it works?
     
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Don't despair. Just wait 30 seconds and Drewed will clear this up for everyone.
     
  13. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty

    Becauseif we couldn't scan the smart/maxi/code, there is no number underneath it to type. Typing in 1z numbers is part of the METHODS:surprised:
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Typing in 1Zs is not necessary--use Find BC. If the 1Z is in EDD you can use Find BC to enter it if you can't scan the barcode.
     
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    If it isn't or you're not on EDD then you're SOL.:dissapointed:
     
  16. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I've never had issues with any Nutrisystem box on any of my deliveries. I will assume you work close to their distribution center and see more of these boxes than I would. The odds would be higher you will see more opened boxes.

    I will give them credit. Those boxes are packed TIGHT. Not a waste of space for the contents to shift.
     
  17. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I have never had an issue with them either.
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Had 2 for the same stop yesterday. Both split the tape on the bottom. Not so much the tape splitting that bothers me but the fact that if the contents spill on someones driveway it would be virtually impossible to get the stuff back in the package. Kind of like getting all the dirt back in the hole you took it out of. Bottom line, if you care about your end customer, use some damn tape.
     
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    This does work, but, don't hit prerecord before you finish scanning all of the pkgs, or you'll end up typing in the whole 1Z number.
     
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Barcode scanners "reads" the white between the black stripes.
    My trick,
    just take your pin and stripe out the white line that you know should not be there. The bar code will scan then.
    I hate typing 1Z numbers.