same day delivery

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Brownslave688

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

    This is a very small market that most certainly won't put us out of business.
  2. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Decades ago UPS mangement had the same view about RPS. Which is now Fed Ex ground. FYI Google is also attempting to get into game by offering same day delievery in select cities. Montley fool money talks about it. If Amazon prime goes sameday by end of day for orders place before 11am in slect cities. Amazon is going to have thier fleet justt for that service.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I already offer same-day delivery on my area. If I pickup a package that is addressed to a consignee on my area 9 times out of 10 I will deliver it that day. This doesn't happen very often---usually only when the college bookstore sends out their text orders----but it drives my center manager crazy when I do it.:wink2:
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  4. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    it's called going to the store
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Set a new personal best for same-day deliveries today----6.
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  6. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Well done upstate! You continue to provide quality service to our customers! Thank you :)
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'd laugh my ass off if he fired you for it.
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Your new center manager sounds a bit more honest than your last. Be careful.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    None of the deliveries were off-area.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Doesn't matter. Long ago, before you even dreamed of working at UPS, I had a route that I could occasionally do the same thing. I was told in no uncertain terms not to, and this was on paper.

    I'd love to see the tracking on one of your 'same-day' deliveries.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So would I.

    Your advice is appreciated. Dave.
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  12. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    The only thing we sell is service.
  13. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    Before there was tracking as we have today, I'd often pickup a 1-shot addressed to another stop I'd get to later on in the day, I asked the manager if I should deliver it same day & he said "NO, they're paying for it to go thru the system & we don't do same day" I don't recall hearing a change in offered services; sounds like you're looking for trouble Upstate
  14. 8up

    8up Member

  15. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    UPS offers same day service also. Its called Sonic Air, but we as delivery drivers never touch it. Pretty damn expensive I'm sure.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Just curious as to why it would be frowned upon? If they pay for the service, regardless of if we deliver it the same day or the next day, aren't they still paying the same?
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    It's not about service anymore. We must not exceed the customers expectations.
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Exceed?? We can't even MEET expectations
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  19. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    It drives him crazy because it screws up the closed loop billing. The billing system does not look for delivery on the day that a package was shipped. Anyone want to guess how I know that this was true (at least at one time).

    I did it once and will never do it again. Too much paperwork and time wasted. Probably even cost the company money and effort by the time grievance procedure was done.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's not the cost----it is the fact that the package never entered our system, which relies on a series of scans to support their closed loop billing process. I picked the packages up and had them all delivered within 15 minutes.