USPS passoff

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gchq, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. gchq

    gchq New Member

    Hi there
    Can someone explain the benefit, financially and logistically, to get a parcel all the way to the local hub, and instead of loading on the vehicle for delivery with other items for the recipient, transferring to the local post office incurring an extra day on a two day delivery (now a two day is a three day)?

    Generally our UPS driver lands between 10:00 and 14:00, but the re-routed package takes another day and arrives between 16:00 and 18:00 - so apart from annoying the recipient how does this benefit UPS? I would have thought it more economic to deliver with other items on that day, but I guess I must be missing something...

    Thank you
  2. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    This is volume that we previously would not have had.

    There is a negotiated revenue split between both companies.
  4. gchq

    gchq New Member

    Thank you for the reply - guess it makes economic sense in a rural area, or where UPS do not deliver on a daily basis...

    I have noticed occasionally that SurePost is delivered directly by UPS. Is there an algorithm that attempts to check if other items are on the van for the same recipient or is it just a quirk?
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Supposedly, the amount of money we pay the PO, would be less than if we delivered it ourselves.

    The money the shipper saves comes from the residential surcharge that is not charged, since it is going to a business.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    You'll get your weed. Be patient
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  8. gchq

    gchq New Member

    I wish! Whoever wrote that software was smoking the good stuff methinks :-)

    UPS just delivered, but of course 'the important one' is now sitting at the local post office instead - sigh
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    If it were "so important" why did you choose "free" shipping?
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  10. gchq

    gchq New Member

    Hey, nothing is free - cost built in the price maybe - but in any event I chose two day shipping. Guess I could shout at the supplier, but in the scheme of things the five year law would suggest it's not worth getting one's knickers in a knot :-)
  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Yes. Best not draw attention to your shipment of weed. Now hopefully the X-ray machine is down and there will be no dogs at the post office tomorrow morning.
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    If you had other UPS deliveries, then we should have delivered that "important" one.

    Why is it that every package that doesn't get delivered, is the "important" one?
  13. gchq

    gchq New Member

    Talk about a weed track mind :-)
  14. gchq

    gchq New Member

    That was a question I answered further up the thread - is there an algorithm to determine if other items are out for delivery to that recipient and if so is it delivered with those other items? Seems to be hit and miss as sometimes that happens, sometimes not - this item arrived at the local hub 00:21, earlier than the others.

    Why does a jam butty always land jam side down?
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Most resellers will allow you to opt out of sure post. There is always an extra cost, so there is that. When you get 'free shipping' you get what you pay for.
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  17. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  18. gchq

    gchq New Member

    We'll try that and see if it gets here any faster!

  19. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    there is a super secret algorithm that determines whether a package stays for a day or goes out for delivery

    this algorithm is the only reason we make any money on surepost
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Could be your other package(s) weren't known, therefore, system only thought you were getting the one package.

    Jam is heavier than bread.