All the respect in the world for UPS workers but…

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CDB, Apr 25, 2016.

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  1. CDB

    CDB New Member

    As an owner of two very small businesses, whoever is deciding they way they charge us is really missing the boat. The extra charges are getting so ridiculous I feel violated and will probably go back to USPS.

    My nearest drop off point is about 80 miles round trip. Not exactly cost effective when time is money. What's my alternative? Pick up by a driver. Or time a shipment of supplies the same day as pickup, but unfortunately my customers aren't going to wait until it's convenient for me.

    Soooo… I have an account with UPS which is supposed to be better than Joe Blow off the street right? Wrong.

    Today I got on line to my account and for a 3.5 pound box that is 14 X 9 X 6 the shipping charge to a city in my own state (near Indianapolis) is $15.08. Not too bad until the extra charges are tacked on.

    $5.65 to schedule a pick up
    $3.25 residential surcharge (never mind I'm a full-time business 30 plus years)
    $4.00 Remote Pick up (Not my fault you moved drop off from 10 miles away to 40)
    $.55 Fuel Surcharge (Hey I thought fuel went down?)

    So now the total to ship a small box only 2 hours away is $28.53. The extra charges added $13.45 or 86 percent to my total charge! The item I shipped is only valued at $80.00.

    Oh and btw FedEx isn't any better. So USPS is looking better all the time.

    No wonder my suppliers are giving me USPS as an option.

    Disgruntled in Indiana.

  2. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Well-Known Member

    Why do I feel like we just had this discussion on here? @Scuba Steve, is that you?
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  3. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    I don't have any facts to add to this but I speculate that UPS and FedEx are betting USPS will get extra volume and lose some customers, but that the extra revenue will outweigh the loss in business. In other words, they don't care. UPS is just like any other business, they're looking to maximize their profits, even short term profits mean more than long term customers.

    So you're getting charged the residential surcharge for deliveries made to you? I would call the hotline and ask about that. Or email a concern.
  4. Just like you we are here to make a profit.
    You are probably doing us a favor by using the post office.
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  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    How much do you think it should cost?
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Youz pay so nothin' getz broken!
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  7. 50¢
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    UPS should pay him for the privilege of picking up his crap.
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  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Nah he's brokeImageUploadedByBrownCafe1461635350.046359.jpg
  10. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I'll let you in on a secret. The smaller and lighter your shipments, the more you're going to get raped with UPS. It's more cost effective with larger or heavier things.
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Don't live in the sticks and it will be cheaper. Problem solved.
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

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  13. LMAO
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I'm guessing the OP thinks that this is some kind of official UPS site.

    Nope. And even if we cared, there's not a damned thing we could do for him.
  15. Give him the hotline number?
    1(866) 867-5309
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  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    What do you sell ?

    Do you have a website ?

  17. Weed?

    @burrheadd is interested.
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    Gonna need samples of both to try and give this guy a reasonable answer
  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Even if it's gay porn?
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