Restoration Hardware

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1080Driver, May 15, 2014.

  1. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    My building for the last few days is slammed with RH catalogs (17 pounds each) with another trailer full coming in next week. We've been running helpers to try to keep up. I can't believe we're the only one's getting pounded with these.
     
  2. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Had about 20 of them today. Insane.
     
  3. I've never heard of them, very odd.
     
  4. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    I use to get those and gap. The manager from gap would come down to the dock and put a few on a dolly the rest he threw in the dumpster at the dock as he saidhe had told them he ccouldn't give away that many catalogs in a year. He got them every month and every month i would call up to the store and he would repeat the process. Sure made pushing that cart a lot easier.
     
  5. These must be the catalogs our DM was telling us about at a PCM he lead last week. $4 mil worth going thru the UPS system. I've had 1 or 2 the last couple of days, but I'm covering a rural route this week. Can't wait for Amazon's 4 of July specials! He mentioned this too.


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  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Hand about 10 today.
     
  7. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member


    Running helpers. Wtf?
     
  8. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    We were told "Do Not Bring any of them back as clerk work, give them to someone on the road but don't be the guy that brings one back". I must've had 30 of them Wednesday and 30 today. They were supposed to hit here last week in their own trailer, but maybe they held them to this week
     
  9. mundele

    mundele New Member

    I can't wait until they order all of the overweight packages so we can deliver them. Not.

    Had about 40 today. 20 of them were were within two streets on my route. What a mess.


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  10. What are they? Who by the way looks at a catalog anymore?
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy


    This sounds like a classic case of dumb sh-t management-itise. Who at this HR company made the call to ship trailer loads of catalogs via UPS when probably a couple bucks worth of 4th class postage would cover shipping one USPS. I would like to be there when the bean-counters at HR get the bill from UPS. Next thing you will hear is this HR company having a terrible quarter and CEO getting replaced (after he gets a multi-million dollar severance package). It makes UPS the winner but for the life of me I can't figure out why anyone would ship a catalog via UPS.
     
  12. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    Its a bundle of about a dozen different catalogs strapped together in clear plastic; 17 pounds; seems like a big gamble with that much printing & shipping these days but what do I know?
    Seems like a another Pottery Barn mess in the making if you ask me
     
  13. OVERBOARD

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    30 for me today. Talk about a waste, they will be left outside with the phonebooks
     
  14. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    I've seen a few of these the past few days.

    Would make a great wheel chock incase of an emergency.
     
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  15. upsguysf

    upsguysf New Member

    Our building has been hit hard the last 3 days by Restoration catalogs. We are running peak loads on all routes. My route alone has had 80+ catalogs per day. Our center is a small one (40 routes) and volume has increased by 4-5K a day just from the catalogs.
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This is a hand cart:
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    This is a dolly:
    [​IMG] or this: [​IMG]
     
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  17. Looks like a pair of dollies, and a baby doll!
     
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  18. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Have not seen one yet , but that just might be because they have not made it out here yet

    I bet they show up today and they run everybody heavy
     
  19. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    From my point of view, you got a hand cart, a dolly, and a pair !!!! :uphere:
     
  20. All true. This same DM also tried to explain it by saying the company sending them out thinks if people get these catalogs by mail, they're more likely to throw them away then if sent by UPS. LMAO. The ones I've seen were wrapped in dark gray plastic, not clear.


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