Where da Avon boxes?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mr Shifter, May 25, 2013.

  1. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Those boxes were made outta paper!
     
  2. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    I heard they dropped the account.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We still have the account but the volume is nowhere near what it used to be.
     
  4. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Every other Wednesday I get a bunch of Avon parcels. Have at least 10 Avon ladies on my delivery area.
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Still going strong here. Every other Tuesday.
     
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I deliver about a dozen of them. Every Thursday
     
  7. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    I used to think Avon anticipated their boxes falling apart during shipment just so they would make extra off money or smoooothing their shipping cost down. When I would load trailers I had a tape gun just for Avon. Lol
     
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I get them. They usually go to some fat chic who looks like a drag queen. 17 boxes at a time.
     
  9. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    In my area Avon uses a regional carrier that delivers Avon on Sat if the Avon rep get there order in on time. Otherwise they ship UPS. The good thing is that they finally are using real boxes that are sealed with more that plastic bands.
     
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    So am I right??
     
  11. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Haven't seen one of those in a long time. I miss those tiny yellow bands holding the box shut. AVON used one size box for everything. I laughed when it was one little thing of lipstick in that giant box.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I remember back in the day reboxing Avon that had come open. We'd line up all the open boxes and have all the spilled contents in a pile and just give each box equal handfuls till the pile was gone. Tape the lids on and off they'd go.

    Gosh, hope the Avon ladies got the right order.
     
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I talked to a couple people I used to deliver a lot of Avon to and they both said Avon is dying and Mary Kay is winning because the compensation has gotten crappy for Avon reps.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Several Avon ladies on my area. All tape, no bands.
     
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Those boxes are gone. They are much better boxes now with handles that we are not supposed to use already pre-punched in them......but we all use them I'm sure.
     
  16. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    I've noticed them getting heavier as well. Not real heavy, but maybe they are actually filling them with a decent amount of product to reduce shipping costs. The Avon boxes in my area use to be a shoe sized box for a thing of lipstick and a magazine. Now they are about 20 pounds.
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I think rather than shipping product and catalogs in two separate boxes, they are now all shipped together in the new fancy boxes.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have one Avon lady who puts her packages on hold because the bid driver refuses to break off and deliver her stuff before 3pm, when he is in her neighborhood. She sends her husband up to the bldg to pick them up. There are days when she will have 20 boxes. You can tell when they are serious Avon ladies when they have vanity license plates with AVON JV on them.

    I have also noticed an increase in Mary Kay deliveries.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Driver sounds like a smart man. One less stop.
     
  20. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    war paint is heavy :wink2: