Is selling merchandise allowed at the hub?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownThunder, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Just a random question that popped into my head today while working my 9-5. I'm currently a warehouse manager at Fastenal and would like to know if I would be allowed to sell gloves to my co-workers at the hub. While I was at the hub for orientation/tour, I noticed hardly anyone was wearing any hand protection. I thought that was a bit strange, so I saw that as an opportunity to provide them when I begin working there next week.

    I don't want to get in trouble for it, so if things like that are not allowed let me know. My aim isn't to be some sleazy salesman, but I do have access to everything Fastenal sells at an employee discount. I could hook my co-workers up with cheap stuff they might want or need.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.


    If they ask you can hook them up. You can not solicit them though.
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  3. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Ok good to know. I can sell to whomever I want so long as I'm not out here tapping people's shoulder and giving sales pitches. I'll probably bring 5-6 extra pairs with me one day and see if anyone asks where I got them. I'm not totally hip to the politics that exist in my hub so I really would rather not rub anyone the wrong way.
  4. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Try to sell them some hoodies...
  5. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    I'm working on a UPS spin-off of this shirt.

  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You are just asking to be terminated. I guess when you are terminated you will hire some oily lawyer and make a million bucks for violating your right to free speech.
  7. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    eeeeeeyeah... was only kidding with the shirt thing PT. I'd probably get my __ kicked before Management could get to me if I walked in CAOAK with those.
  8. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Gloves are something a lot of people use for job purposes. Don't go hanging up flyers or going through your sales pitch, but you can let people know that if they need gloves for work, you can get them at a discount.

    If they ask what kind, then do your sales pitch. Make sure you are on break or off the clock, unless it's just "I'll take 3.
  9. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    the guys that sell gloves at our hub normally take orders in advance so they dont have to walk out with 5-6 pairs of brand new
    gloves. just dont expect them to buy expensive ones unless its a pter with years with the company, i go trough a pair a week myself
    so i try to buy the cheapest ones i can.
  10. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Gotcha. I purchased a case (144pr) for my own use during my stint as a part timer. If someone wants a pair I'll do it. If not, I'll just use them myself. Thanks for answering my question guys.
  11. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    We have a guy that sells gloves. He's never gone around with a sales pitch. People just know that he's the guy to go to.
  12. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Pretty sure some guys on twilight are selling stuff in bags for cash. Looks like catnip or oregano?
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  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I have to agree with the "hooking them up" suggestions. As long as you do it like that you're not selling them, you're just buying them for them and they're paying you back. Don't ask people if they want to buy them, wear them and ask if they want you to hook them up too in conversation.
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I remember guys who sold socks. They didn't advertise but "everyone knew" to go to them for socks.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    My spice rack is looking kind of bare, now that you mention it
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If the glove prices are anywhere near tool prices at Fastenal, good luck.
  18. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    Lol, another satisfied customer I see!
    Tool prices are ridiculous here, but we do alright with gloves.
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  19. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

  20. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    I've been looking around and I don't see an "UnderPaid Slaves" shirt. Its not only catchy, but true. We could move units!