Why is UPS charging me so much?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by theibros, May 7, 2015.

  1. theibros

    theibros New Member

    I have an eBay store and ship quite a lot of products via FedEx. I want to switch over to UPS for many reasons. I heard that they were roughly the same price, so I tried to ship a $15 toaster with UPS and they were charging me $28!! (Box 8x8x12 2lb 8oz) FedEx only charged me $8. I know that theres discounts available, but i dont think it would be enough to beat $8. Is there a reason the charge is so high? I really want to switch over to UPS, I'm fed up with using FedEx.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    UPS wants your money.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    We make a decent wage. Fedex makes minimum wage basically.

    It's costs a lot of money to move an individual package.
  4. cosmo1

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

    Simple, because they can.
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Is that what the ebay quote said? I find it hard to believe there is that much difference.
  6. Brownslave688

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

    There's not we charge almost exactly the same
  7. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Sounds almost as if he got a quote for ground with the other guys, and a quote for 2nd day air from UPS.
  8. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I had something ship out to me this week that weighs less than a pound. UPS ground would have cost $36 (tell me the store wasn't making a profit on that shipping). Standard $6 shipping went out DHL Smart Mail. Go figure.
  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I want an Outback Steak for the same price as a McDonald's hamburger.
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  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I knew they were undercutting us but damn!
  12. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    We're the Coca-Cola of delivery services, but... that still seems kind of high on the price.
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    For the average Joe Blow UPS is SPENDY!!!!! Especially if you send it out through a UPS Store.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Through UPS store is the highest possible rates.
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    UPS Stores charges arehigher the farther you get from the CC.
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You get what you pay for in life. Why is it you want to switch shipping companies?
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I want UPS money.
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  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Crappy service.
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Get elected to the board and give yourself a bonus.
  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Also are you sure its a toaster you were trying to ship , and not a box of weed?
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