Shipping Help

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dmbgg, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    I have a UPS store nearby, and I have to ship an iPod to a friend tomorrow.

    Can I just take the box up there that I want to use, and get them to tape it and put the label on it and stuff?

    Will I have to pay more than just the shipping charges?

    Thanks.
     
  2. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Yes, you will.
     
  3. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    Oh ok, how much more will it be?

    Is there a cheaper way to do it?
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I would tape it up well and put it in an unmarked box. Don't know the cost, but the UPS Stores are a little too pricey for me. You will be charged by weight, distance, and how fast you want it there.
     
  5. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Goto a customer counter if you want to ship with the base UPS rate. UPS stores always charge extra for handling service. Nevermind dropoffs that are ground/standard. Or, setup an account on UPS.com, prepare the package (tape it with real 3m clear masking), pay for it with the account, print your own label and leave it in a drop box or bring to a couter and drop it there.
     
  6. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Just dont put it in a drop box :peaceful:
     
  7. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    why not in a drop box?
     
  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  9. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    Another questions, sorry guys, just needing help.... I don't have a label printer, how am I supposed to print the label with a regular printer?
     
  10. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    I think they'll print one up at the ups store
     
  11. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    print it on paper, then tape it to the box. or get an asd (air shipping doc) plastic pouch and put it in that, stick it on. you can get asd pouches at a customer counter.
     
  12. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    Well I meant if I wanted to pay online at ups website.

    That way I could just package it up and stuff myself, and what not. And just drop it off at the store.

    I was talking about the shipping label maker.
     
  13. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member


    Ok, I will just print it on some regular paper, and put tape over it.

    Should I cover the whole thing with paper?
     
  14. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    Yeah, but obviously use box packing tape. don't use 1/2" scotch lol. Also try not to tape the tracking # barcode. That can make the code unscannable.
     
  15. dmbgg

    dmbgg New Member

    Ok, so I will tape everything but the barcode, thanks for the information everyone.

    I am very appreciative.
     
  16. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    UPS stores charge extra if THEY have to tape or pack anything. If you pack and tape it yourself(for christ sake use common sense) the shipping will be calculated and charged to you at the normal rate.

    If you have a printer that works go to UPS.com and print a label out yourself and drop it off at the UPS store or a drop box. It's really easy to fill out all the stuff you need to at UPS.com, even if you're not computer savvy.
     
  17. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    If you use clear packing tape you can cover the bar code. Just make sure the tape is flat and there are no seams.