UPS Discounts on Shipping

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by alc, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. alc

    alc New Member

    Hello all,

    I recently took the tour to become a package handler at two different centers. The first center told me that employees do not receive a discount on UPS shipping. The second center informed me that a shipping discount was not standard but is possible after being hired.

    I would be happy to sweat it out as a PT package handler for a larger discount on our shipping. Our sales rep has not been helpful with giving us an aggressive discount at our current volume.

    Has anyone been successful in negotiating a shipping discount in the 40% range as an employee?

  2. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    you might be able to get that discount if you are willing to work for nothing.
  3. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    Negotiate a rate discount as an employee??? Good luck! As far as I know, the employee discount is 0%.

    You might try working at one of the D.O.'s or G.O.'s where you could probably hijack Worldship or Campusship for a 100% discount.
  4. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    Become an Ebay seller:wink2:
  5. alc

    alc New Member

    Thank you all, We did look into the eBay discount. When we inquired it was in the mid-20's and applied only to heavier packages. Plus, you had to use PayPal to print the labels. We currently average about $1800 a month with UPS. A significant amount to us but inconsequential compared to the large UPS accounts. DHL or FedEx would save us another 20%. USPS would save even more on the small items. We like the UPS software and service. We really do not want to change but we need to remain competitive. If we received a larger discount we could probably increase our sales and sustain a larger volume. We will have to start spreading the shipments around. Thanks again.
  6. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Give me your name,address and phone # and I will have a sales rep call you to discuss incentives.
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    try a different sales rep, lay it out to him give him figures on roughly what kind of increase youre talking about, but approach him as a coworker first then a possible business
  8. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    First, don't give Looper your contact information. He doesn't need the sales lead :funny:

    Second, I know people in BD who can't even get a discount on their shipping that they do on the side. So if the Sales People can't get discounts, buddy, I've got news for you, you won't either. That's 0% for the sales people who set the discounts.

    As far as 40% Discount on shipping, I'm not sure what your smoking, but I wouldn't mind having some. That's unheard of at least at Big Brown. Try DHL and let me know how it goes when you try shipping to Maine, Alabama, or North Dakota. Be sure to advertise that you only ship to certain states with DHL.

    Do you realize what your asking for?

    If you're doing that well that your spending $1800 a month with UPS, why exactly are you getting a PT job as a loader?

    BTW, There is NO shipping discount for employees except that they would receive showing their ID at a UPS Store.
  9. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Its not really a discount since normally its just what UPS normally charges the UPS store just doesnt charge you their fees
  10. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

  11. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Lol.....40% discount on shipping!
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I actually ot a discount for shipping at FedEx because I was a UPS employee.
  13. hdtvtechno

    hdtvtechno New Member

    5% off UPS shipping &15% off eligible services with AAA card Membership
  14. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Ask obama for a cash for shipping program this winter.
  15. hdtvtechno

    hdtvtechno New Member

    LOL :happy2:
  16. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    While I don't know if we actually offer UPS a discount, if a someone in brown showed up to ship I'd probably give him my discount.. ;) 75% off is the FedEx Discount
  17. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    I think you are confused. The 40 percent off is off the life span of your knees, back, ankles, shoulders, and mental capacity.:sick:
  18. kelsokid18

    kelsokid18 UPGF Grunt

    You better stand corrected, there is NO discount period! I tried flashing my ID, and they told me that there were no discounts, unless the girl behind the counter was just being a pain!
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I have one UPS store here that will give me a discount. The other one will not. :dont_know:
  20. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    Here, the UPS store will give you discounts on copying servcies, but no discounts on shipping. It's been a long standing ups policy, no discounts or freebees on shipping, not for anybody.