Pro Flowers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Blazian81, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Please say you're kidding. I don't want that extra cargo for the next 4 days (yes, we're going to deliver on Sunday) , even though they are Driver Release at any circumstances...
     
  2. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    I loved our building. Wed take out broken vases and just ship the flowers. No note or anything. They didn't want the damage report to haunt them for the next 9 months.

    Very bad packaging by the flower guys, yet we'd get blamed for it.

    I always wondered what they ended up opening? Just a stem and peddles everywhere, and no vase. Great ' I almost forgot about you' type of gift.
     
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You’re right, PVD’s should make $5/hr and drive tuktuks.
     
  4. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I like my wife. We agreed Long time ago not to get each other gifts. We use the money for trips and other things. It sure takes a lot of stress off holidays. Get up- give her a peck on the cheek- say happy Valentine’s Day (or what ever day it is) and go on about your business. It works for us.
     
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  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    they are all shipper release...now please get back into the trailer and unload packages
     
  6. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    The ol shipper release excuse. That was a couple years back.i think we care less about damages now.

    We’ve been getting light bulbs shipped from amazon through us. Our bosses hate it. Even when it’s sounds broken, we now just ship it all as is. We let the end consumer deal with amazon. Tons of grow lights, and 24 inch long led light boards. Surprisingly leds can shatter too.


    One huge rain storm basically flooded the uld shipping containers that were waiting to unload or load. Hundreds of wet boxes were just repackaged or thrown away.
    I’ve nearly seen it all with this company.
     
  7. We don't insure light bulbs.
     
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  8. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    I get that. But shipping a rattling glass box sounds like bad customer service. But we do it constantly

    just last year we threw away a box of t shirts that had detergent spilled onto it. I won’t deny a few dumpster diving after hours for a shirt. We had some beer bottle samples break. It got thrown away. I hope those were reported as broken. There are some items we throw away.


    We lose customers when we ship stuff like this. It goes through 5-6 hands before the driver ends up delivering a broken item.
    We don’t stop transit. We hate left in buildings no matter what. It’s a losing way imho.
     
  9. They used to cut the ends of the box open and shake out the broken glass, then retape it.
     
  10. I'm serious @Poop Head
     
  11. Days

    Days Active Member

    Are those the ones with the arrows up but are packaged in boxes designed to tip over.
     
  12. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    There's no arrows on the flower boxes
    Quite the uptick today. I did see some pro flowers
     
  13. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Yeah, most flowers didn't have orientation arrows since they're not filled with water... I find out which side is the heavy end, then I stand them up under the shelves of my FXG package car.

    thank goodness we preload our own vehicles. I can put aside the boxes that sounds broken for our qa clerks to remove the shards of glass and retape for delivery on Saturday. My whole belt line did that to get on route ASAP, LoL
     
  14. OKLABob

    OKLABob Active Member

    Dude UPS ain’t hurting for money I deliver one day worth of stuff on my truck and that pays for my check for the week in one day. Other 4 days are profit. UPS raises there prices so they can maximize profits. If ups wanted to save some money fire half of these useless ass supervisors that do nothing but read PCM and set up the line ups everyday.
     
  15. PizzaToUps

    PizzaToUps Member

    When I delivered flowers last year, half of them had shattered glass inside. My on road said to leave it at the door without knocking. Smh....
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Friday started at -10 when we left the building, it warmed up to 15 by the end of the day. The flowers that I delivered with mush.
     
  17. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Had 4 boxes fri
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I had 8 or 10. Way less than the past.
     
  19. cosis

    cosis Member

    I didn't notice any proflowers at express so not sure who took it over... We did get a lot of 1800Flowers
     
  20. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag