UPS new pickup method.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DRAisawesome, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    UPS customer prints a label and the system automatically sets up a pickup. Not sure how Ground will compete with this. How you going to get your drivers to go to these stops? There goes there hourly rate to $5.

    UPS is ran by innovators and realize labor cost is part of business. Just my two cents.
     
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  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Ground will continue to get oncall pickups whenever they feel like it.

    Business as usual.
     
  3. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    They are more than welcome to print a label and have it automatically schedule a next day pickup.
     
  4. Motown

    Motown New Member

    smart pick up has been around for a while.It's a great time saver.I wish more small shippers went with it
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is only partially correct. The customer has what we call a "smart pickup", which is only $10/week compared to $20/week for a standard daily pickup. Smart pickups are designed for infrequent shippers who use our computer software to process their packages. The customer has to process a package at least 45 minutes before the commit time or the pickup will drop out of our pickup log and we will not stop to make their pickup. They can still process packages but they will have to get them to us if they want them to go out the same day. Smart pickups can save a lot of time and miles and work well for all involved.
     
  6. The $20 rate only applies,if they ship less than $100 billable per week. if they ship over $100,its only $10. Third party billing does not apply towards the $100.
     
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    The weekly surcharge is discounted based on volume and is waived for our largest accounts (Amazon).
     
  8. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Maybe not the driver now dispatched with extra deliveries because most of his pickups are smart pickups thus reducing his planned day.
     
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Reduces the theoretical planned day. It doesn't account for smart pickups shipping anything so normally a driver will have more work than UPS tries to claim.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Smart pickups do not affect your planned day as they are all considered to be "yes" when the routes are dispatched in the morning.
     
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Are you sure? That would seem so unlike UPS.
     
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  12. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    All pickups are considered a YES when routes are dispatched in the morning. Sure works for those guys out at 9pm doesn't it.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Which story do you want to go with?
     
  14. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Ok, let's word it this way then. Name ONE innovation that UPS has come up with that had them say " Now we can take work OFF our drivers" ?
     
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why don't you show us where UPS is adding stops to routes that have Smart Pickups?
     
  16. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Why don't you show where they haven't?

    Yawn
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's what I thought.
     
  18. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    This is a fedex site boys. Just saying it will be hard to force contractors to do same day pickups.
     
  19. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Not that hard. They change the contract all the time. If you don't like it you're free to leave.
     
  20. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    I know. I just wanted to bait UpState into another "know it all" debate. :)