the ups store

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by luckee23q, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. luckee23q

    luckee23q New Member

    I work for the UPS store and I just wanted to know do I get the same discounts as regular UPS employees?? I went to ATT last night and they gave me 20% off. Any answers please?? Thanks!
  2. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    Let me pick you guys up before 6:30 and I'll tell you!
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    UPS employees get no discount whatsover !
    The UPS Store I delivered and pick-upped though, gave me a 25% discount on their own dime.

    Shipping anything thru my center, I had to pay full price.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS Stores are franchises. Employees of the UPS Store are not UPS employees. You received a discount which you were not eligible to receive.

    What fun would that be?

    Read much?

    UPS employees have an entire website full of discounts that we are eligible for, to include 20% off cell phone service through ATT. UPS Store employees are not employees of UPS so they are not eligible for these discounts.

    UPS employees do not receive discounts on shipping.
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    That sucks.
    Working for X I get 75% off express shipping and 50% off ground. And, I use this benefit.
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I know, and you also get flight discounts, too.
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Being a UPS employee, I have gone into X in my Browns and also received your discount. Seems it's good marketing for them to have the brown man using their service.

    One time I had an issue that came up at UPS and my management team became aware that I was using X to ship my packages for my side business and they asked me why I used X and I replied, "They give me a discount just for walking in the door and setting up an account but yet I work for Brown for so-and-so years and yet I get nothing. I apologize for not being loyal but when it comes to my business making a profit, every penny counts." Nothing else was ever said about the issue again.
  8. RustyPMcG

    RustyPMcG New Member

    You're not a UPS employee, but franchisees and employees of franchisees are eligible for a number of discounts. Ask your store manager or franchise owner.

    (Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless each offer discounts. AT&T Wireless isn't on the list. However that doesn't mean they don't offer discounts. It just means they haven't agreed to offer a specific discount under contract.)
  9. RustyPMcG

    RustyPMcG New Member

    I did not know that. And that's so very odd.
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Why is it any damn business of your management team of what kind of shipping you use for an outside business...maybe if they want us all to use ups for shipping they should try to treat us as part of the company and not some pieces of chit....
  11. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Not using UPS for shipping while an employee is kinda like working in a Ford plant and driving a Chevy.
    As far as the "no discount" thing the first time I walked into a customer center in my browns, I was told it's the "friends and family" pricing plan. "You pay what we pay."
    If you ship through paypal shipping the prices are better though, I guess it's corporate pricing. You have to have a balance in your paypal acct to do this though, it's ok when you've just sold something on ebay but to ship something else you have to maintain a balance or send the money to your paypal acct and wait a couple of days.

    That being said, lately I've been using the USPS, their tracking is much improved over what they had a couple of years ago and I was told by someone else who sells on ebay and ships with them that an insurance claim is much easier to make than UPS.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    There is a bit more to the story but I prefer to only give you the highlights and the parts relevant to this post.
  13. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I'm glad to hear X cut you a break. In my mind, we're all in the same line of work. We all deliver stuff, whether your USPS, UPS, X, whatever.

    On my rt. I know where some UPS guys and their families live and work, I go out of my way to do an extra good job delivering to them. Heck, just this morning, I ran into the UPS guy that del'd to my house twice this week (I happen to know him for a while) in the coffee shop. They must have recently moved him into my neighborhood. I made a big point to say "Hey, I've noticed that the UPS service in my neighborhood has dramatically increased lately, I think I'm gonna call your sup. and tell him".
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)