Some shipping discounts ending for bulk

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by barney, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Story

    Just saw on the news...

    United Parcel Service Inc. is telling dozens of retailers it intends to do away with big discounts on oversize packages this holiday season and, in the case of some retailers, year round, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The move could hit consumers hard—forcing them to get their items at a store or absorb some of the shipping charges of more than $57.

    WSJ
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called "surge pricing" and it's about time.
     
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    What someone up stairs saw what it actually looks like in a ups truck
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Good. No more Lazy boyz for grandma that can barely move. The look on their faces is priceless when it shows up. It's as if they expect it was going to be the size of the image on the computer screen.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Question is, what is going to be "oversized"?
     
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Which means we'll lose much of that volume. Which also means the bean counters will have another excuse to cut routes.
     
  7. tapatio75

    tapatio75 Member

    Maybe I won't have to lift that 125# grill 4 times anymore, 2 delivered damaged and 2 to pick them up. Needless to say, I told one of the office sups that the second one was damaged too, but she still wanted it delivered
     
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder if we will still get that stuff at the higher rates? Where is it going to go?
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Nothing on @Gumby ... that's for sure.

    Maybe @Froggy's eyes.
     
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  10. You are wrong. My belly is.
     
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  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I thought you would go elsewhere.
     
  12. Nope. Can't tell a lie. Maybe a good fib.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Gumby has a belly? You learn something new every day.
     
  14. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    This won't make us lose volume. It will increase revenue though. Now days people will pay anything for convenience and what's more convenient than someone carrying your 100 pound treadmill up 3 flights of stairs to your door.
     
  15. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Laughing as I "accidentally" drop it and watch it cartwheel all the way back down.
     
  16. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    DR mailbox.
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Someone carrying it back down and you getting a refund after the 30 days free trial.
     
  18. jaker

    jaker trolling

    The bad I see is the call tags we will get to pick up those big items after someone else delivered it

    I can't tell you how many call tags I get from something FedEx delivered
     
  19. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Its always big irregular crap too
     
  20. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Now we will be able to see shelf 8. I thought those big heavy ones made us money.