UPS is not an option!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Just Numbers, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    How many online sites have you ordered from recently where the only shipping option is FEDEX or USPS and in some instances just ground is listed and it comes FEDEX!
     
  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I have seen it here and there, honestly. But its not like we don't have our fair share of online delivery companies. FedEX can keep them
     
  3. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    It's an attitude like that which has helped Fedex Ground gain market share for 25 straight quarters!
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    But...but...you got L.L. Bean back! Not that the company makes any money off it.:wink2:
     
  5. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    25 straight quarters gaining market share from UPS....even with ll bean!
     
  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    As long as UPS keeps paying me, FEDex can keep their quarters
     
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    None
     
  8. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    I wish UPS would advertise their delivery strengths. Being able to have a pkg delivered to an alternate address is huge for me. With FedEx, the best you can get is going to your local FedEX/Kinkos. I also just found out the postal service doesn't automatically insure their pkgs, and the shipper never gave me the option; had a thirty dollar pkg taken from my storm door, and all the post office could say was "Oh, well..." I am going to start asking those with whom I do business with to ship my packages via UPS, because the service is just better. This should be advertised.
     
  9. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Have only seen it recently. Now some sites offer USPS, but apparently it is UPS via USPS. We do all the heavy lifting, then they do the door to door. Just saw a package with a dual label tonight.
     
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    That's called BASIC. Been around for years.
    New options are available.
    UPS is like having a 800 pound gorilla in the room, something that you would like to avoid, but really can't.
     
  11. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    That actually sounds like Sure Post to me.
     
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Isn't sure Post just Basic re-wrapped into a pretty present for UPS, so they don't have to deliver to all the rural houses-like me.

    As for the FedEx only option, I guess I shop at the nicer places that don't sell things your mother wouldn't talk about.
    Just sayin':wink2:
     
  13. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I've only run across a few. If they don't list it you can usually call and request UPS shipping and they can ship it through UPS. Those that still yet refuse don't get my business. Its just that simple.

    Still most of the stuff I order comes UPS. Maybe one in ten comes fedex and that is when they don't list who they are shipping with. Most likely because they are embarrassed by it. :wink2:
     
  14. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    To me they both are the same, they both try to screw you in shipping fees. So its up the person to pick their poison. The difference is Fedex is the only one non-unioned ( thus better stock for some strange reason *sarcasm* )

    You can order anything from site, phone or mail. Pick it at random if you will and the item will show up with any of those companies. People forget these are shipping companies not two year olds fighting over some candy.

    Take people from fedex to work in a UPS or USPS building for a night, I'm sure they would quit before the first hour. This being due to that fedex buildings are A/Ced.
     
  15. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    I guess I don't shop at the nicer places....the last two deliveries were fedex from Directv, fast filters. My mother is dead so I don't think she will be talkin' about them. Just think about this: If there was no fedex ground....who would be delivering all those packages?
     
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    DHL
     
  17. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Check your history...fedex and ups put their ground operation OUT OF BUSINESS
     
  18. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Dont worry, as long as we keep our 5 seeing habits memorized and grab that handrail every single time, everything will be ok
     
  19. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Oh and make sure those socks have the UPS logo on them..... VERY important
     
  20. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Maybe that's why I cannot find a valid sales lead.
    I just wear plain brown socks.