New Service Level?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Is this a new service level? Above the barcode to the right of "UPS Ground" it says "BS".

    Do I want to ship via UPS BS???

    What is the time in transit for this BS?

    How do you advertise a BS service?

    Do we give BS to our customers? Or do we make them pay for our BS?
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We tell them BS and they pay for it too.
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    BS=Basic Service? By the looks of that package it has had a couple address corrections?
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't offer Basic service to a foreign country, which is where this package was sent. You can tell by the paperless invoice. It was refused and being sent back to the shipper.
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Well maybe that's why it's being returned because we don't offer BS to foreign countries. It does look like the original tracking label.
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Perhaps a nod to the package car color? New ad campaign? "Your BS deserves BS service. Brown. It's not just the color of our trucks."
  7. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I think when you work for UPS you can make that joke, but when you don't it isn't funny.
    You could probably point out all your wife's flaws and make it humorous, but if I do it you most likely would be offended.

    Just my 2 cents.
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    not to worry ITS A secret code. upstate nyer will tell you what it is.
  9. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Upstate is correct with this one. it is an RTS package being returned via our basic service to the shipper.
  10. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I smell a lot of Basic Service in this thread.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I second that.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sorry to offend (kinda). I think there are many here who are able to take it in the spirit intended or completely ignore it. More troubling would be your comparison of a worker/corporation relationship to that of a husband/wife relationship. That is truly sad if you really see the two in the same light.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I have a feeling you misunderstood.
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Could be.
  15. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    You did; sorry to waste your time and bandwidth.
  16. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    It is my theory that UPS will buy out FedEx ground within the next 10 years. I think Fred is getting to the age where he doesn't want to deal with it any more and will let it go. He will keep express, however. UPS doesn't have a real big problem with letting Fred expand and build hubs on his dime as they will aquire it in the future.
    No insider information, just my opinion.

    Will it be funny when the jokes come about at your expense?
    Will it be funny when you are out of a job?
    No- that's not Christlike
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The government would never allow it as it would effectively create a monopoly.
  18. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Just remember where you read it.
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    fred was suppose to retire at 72, he dosent have much to do with operations .
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Got it! Post #16 in New Service Level Thread
    Under UPS Discussions
    dated 11-12-11