LL Bean switching to Basic???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by pkgman001, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. pkgman001

    pkgman001 New Member

    Just read on another website that LL Bean is switching from FedEx to UPS Basic-20,000 to 40,000 pkgs per day, much more at peak. More trips to the P.O.!!
  2. feeder53

    feeder53 ADKtrails

    That sounds great for UPS if it all pans out.
  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    038/598 that shipper # has been permanently burned into this noggin!!
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    money in the bank, more jobs at the hubs and centers. sounds like a winning situation

  5. mainebrown

    mainebrown Member

    here in maine, at xmas time, and a little after... a new shift opens during the day to only deal with llbean packages.....all returns and crap...with the switch, this will open moe jobs...good deal :) hopefully it goes though
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The only LL Bean I see down here are Christmas Wreaths this time of the year. And the only big shipper from DHL I have noticed is Nordstroms. I hope we get all of LL Bean, and many others.
  7. Zigzag99

    Zigzag99 New Member

    Just a few I have noticed. Childrens Place, have not seen them before. Also Boston store, MLB.com and Abercrombie.
  8. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I see a LL Bean delivery here and there. I see more Bean returns through UPS than deliveries.

    It was once our account and if it is again that would be a HUGE score! Is there any truth to this rumor? At the same time this is volume that is not as profitable as the account I will describe next. I don't know the shipper because it didnt dawn on me until today :smart: that we must have scored it from DHL (stupid me).

    I'm talking about chemicals and certain haz-mats. They have red-lettering on them and I'm getting a crap-load of them now. Did we get this from DHL?

    I'm thinking this is the kind of volume we DO want (large business pickups to large business deliveries) instead of a large business pickup and then the least profitable ground residential delivery, IE LL BEAN?

    Yeah I didn't look at who the shipper was but I will tommorow:whiteflag:. My bad.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I dunno....I see LL Bean pkgs everyday. All delivered by FDX express. Would be strange for them to switch during this peak time for not only us but for them.
  10. Childrens Place has been RIDICULOUS...they stopped accepting deliveries for a couple days because corporate sent them so much stuff for 4 days straight they had nowhere to store it lol
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I work ft in the hub and haven't seen any. LL Bean is Freeport ME (one of / or their distribution point)

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Remember just because they are sending it basic doesn't mean the package is going to the Post Office.
    All it means is the packages will be small bags shipper release. Are you telling me you havn't read any of the labels you deliver pkgman?:happy2:
  13. pkgman001

    pkgman001 New Member

    The rural/super rural zips and the PO Boxes go to USPS, so the majority is not USPS-I have heard that 25% is USPS, 75% UPS delivery-anyone have a better number?
  14. robsterville

    robsterville New Member

    Pkgman....What "other website" did u see this on? I don't think it's true, at least not yet.
  15. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    pkgman, last i heard those were good numbers, from ups.

    we landed an overnight account with a drug company (at least on paper) but we have to go by and pick up the packages after 4 pm at the consignee's place of business. many dont fit inside of the drop boxes, and right now we are going to lose the account if we can not work with these people.

    in this one case, you are talking hundreds of nda each day.

  16. Moana Drifter

    Moana Drifter New Member

    We had the same problem with the Disney Store. The would only accept 200 packages a day and the overflow was starting to back up at the hub. After it got to 12 pallets of DS packages sitting around, management finally told them that they needed to accept it or we were sending it back.
  17. mlb was dhl:happy2: