pottery barn discount

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    would anyone else like to see a ups employee pottery barn discount. With all of our trucks bricked out with their OS3 dresser boxes, it would be nice for PB corporate to thank us for lugging all of those around all day, every day with a little discount!!!
  2. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    give us a bloody shipping discount first.
  3. AznDiablo

    AznDiablo Senior Member

    I 2nd that
  4. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    it's nice of PB to give us their business. we're at service to them. not the other way, suprisingly enough to many upsers on this forum.
  5. derf3733

    derf3733 Member

    I wouldn't use it, because I know what we go through trying to deliver their crap.
  6. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    One of the developments I deliver to is full of $800,000-$1.5m houses and I have this stuff almost every single day. Thank god their stuff is severely overpriced or else it would be another QVC for us.

    The worst day I can recall with Pottery Barn was coming in and seeing at least 5-6 of the 110-130lb boxes and 4-5 of those huge carpets that are up around 90-100lbs. They were all going to the same house. :confused:1

    UPSBOI You don't want to know!

    Yep I wouldn't by from PB if they were giving it away. Delv at least a couple truck loads during peak and then a bunch was sent back after xmas.
  8. mittam

    mittam Member

    oh we would get a shipping discount ever notice they are heavier than the wgt on them
  9. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    If I need to ship something, I usually take it to my largest shipper pickup account. Their rates would be about half of the best that I could do.
  10. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    uh, what :confused:1
  11. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    I would just like to see Pottery Barn use over weight stickers for their packages, or should we just assume those packages that are the size of a small house over weights??
  12. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    the economists and industrial engineers realised that the cost savings on heavyweight stickers would be $0.0052 per box. they assume handlers know they're heavy, so not using them would land $3.82 in savings per day, or $1394.30 a year, which could buy so many things, like a IBM 486 :tongue_sm
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The Pottery Barn account was a major account we took from Fedex. In fact, I think they a based in the same city as them. It does seem like they use incorrect weights on them, especially if you go pick them up as a Call Tag or RS pickup.
  14. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    You know what happens when people assume, dont you?

    Figure these savings, food for thought

    $1394.30 a year for savings on stickers
    $13,000 in workers compensations claims for the worker that gets hurt.

    UPS makes a rule re: overweight stickers on their packages, they must stick with them
    We all know UPS likes to make the rules when they go along but.......
    Lets be serious!
  15. Brown Sales Machine

    Brown Sales Machine New Member

    I recommend a discount for UPS and that we patronize our customers. Why not? Would you rather see the Fed Ex driver deliver this volume? Believe me it is very tough to keep those purple guys out of these accounts. I am generally surprised by the answers on this board. Do you want use to just sell letters since they are easy to deliver?
  16. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    NO we do not want just letters but you can fit 25,000 letter in a p1000 and just 5 pottery barn boxes.
    You do the math

    UPS employee discounts do not just help out the brownies, the Companies still make a profit and everyone is happy. Think about it 230,000(or more) potential new customers :)
  17. UPSBOI

    UPSBOI You don't want to know!

    Have you delivered these pkgs?

    If you have you would know that honestly the furniture belongs on a freight truck and not in the pkg system!
  18. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    did that once........11 PB dresser of some kind to the same house. dude wasn't home, DR everything front door. next day at work, what do i see? 11 call tags going back to the shipper.:mad:
  19. Brown Sales Machine

    Brown Sales Machine New Member

    I agree UPS BOI but the current state of the company leaves us to pick up and deliver anything that can fit into our system. It is a nasty daily battle with FDX and they can discount deeper than ever. Believe me Pottery Barn is not on "published" rates
    I have delivered these packages and it is a pain, let's keep delivering them and maybe we can focus on buying more business with a better cube.
  20. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Better idea is that if it looks like it fits on a pallet and should fit on a pallet, guess what?
    Put it on a pallet and have UPS/Overnight deliver it in a straight job wit a lift.
    Now everyone is happy