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Is Staples UPS shipping more expensive than UPS Store?

Anyone have any experience? Thanks!

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AFAIK the UPS store is jsut as bad as Mailboxes Etc, they waaay overcharge. best to do it online and print out the label for the best price

Staples has the same rates as UPS counter, they don't pad the shipping, unlike UPS store.


I always thought that UPS store charges same.

Atleast that is what owner told me.

YankeeRedneck said: [Q]I always thought that UPS store charges same.

Atleast that is what owner told me.
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YankeeRedneck said: [Q]I always thought that UPS store charges same.

Atleast that is what owner told me.

That's not true!!!

YankeeRedneck said: [Q]I always thought that UPS store charges same.

Atleast that is what owner told me.

Consider the source.

In my experience Staples is always cheaper, as they charge the same as if you were to contact UPS directly.

UPS store adds a handling fee (I think it was $5 at one store) to all shipments.

For that price, I've heard Staples will pack an LCD TV!

Most Every shipping store uses a multiplier. This is what they charge over the base rate so they can make a profit, Etc.

Ask the store what it is. Mine uses 1.2 another 1.5.....One lady added $8 plus shipping. Some stores may not use one.

Why not just print a ship label online & drop at the store?

Yasha said: [Q]AFAIK the UPS store is jsut as bad as Mailboxes Etc, they waaay overcharge. best to do it online and print out the label for the best price

I thought the UPS Store WAS Mailboxes Ect - that UPS owned them and changed the name....

MadAnthony said: [Q]Yasha said: [Q]AFAIK the UPS store is jsut as bad as Mailboxes Etc, they waaay overcharge. best to do it online and print out the label for the best price

I thought the UPS Store WAS Mailboxes Ect - that UPS owned them and changed the name....
UPS bought the MBE brand, and renamed all the stores. the stores are all franchises. Different locations, and different franchise owners, charge different fees. It would be pretty unusual to find a UPS Store that didn't charge a premium over UPS customer counter rates.

handyguy said: [Q]Most Every shipping store uses a multiplier. This is what they charge over the base rate so they can make a profit, Etc.

Ask the store what it is. Mine uses 1.2 another 1.5.....One lady added $8 plus shipping. Some stores may not use one.

Why not just print a ship label online & drop at the store?


If I print label dont I have to measure size and
also get precise weight (ounces)?

Are you saying this would be cheaper?

YankeeRedneck said: [Q]handyguy said: [Q]Most Every shipping store uses a multiplier. This is what they charge over the base rate so they can make a profit, Etc.

Ask the store what it is. Mine uses 1.2 another 1.5.....One lady added $8 plus shipping. Some stores may not use one.

Why not just print a ship label online & drop at the store?


If I print label dont I have to measure size and
also get precise weight (ounces)?

Are you saying this would be cheaper?

I never measured, and estimate the weight to the nearest pound, as UPS and FedEX use whole pounds to calculate the rate.

blueiedgod said: [Q]YankeeRedneck said: [Q]handyguy said: [Q]Most Every shipping store uses a multiplier. This is what they charge over the base rate so they can make a profit, Etc.

Ask the store what it is. Mine uses 1.2 another 1.5.....One lady added $8 plus shipping. Some stores may not use one.

Why not just print a ship label online & drop at the store?


If I print label dont I have to measure size and
also get precise weight (ounces)?

Are you saying this would be cheaper?

I never measured, and estimate the weight to the nearest pound, as UPS and FedEX use whole pounds to calculate the rate.

And this will save me money?

YankeeRedneck said: [Q]blueiedgod said: [Q]YankeeRedneck said: [Q]handyguy said: [Q]Most Every shipping store uses a multiplier. This is what they charge over the base rate so they can make a profit, Etc.

Ask the store what it is. Mine uses 1.2 another 1.5.....One lady added $8 plus shipping. Some stores may not use one.

Why not just print a ship label online & drop at the store?


If I print label dont I have to measure size and
also get precise weight (ounces)?

Are you saying this would be cheaper?

I never measured, and estimate the weight to the nearest pound, as UPS and FedEX use whole pounds to calculate the rate.

And this will save me money?

Yes, if you print your own label and not give the store $8 on top of the shipping, it will save you $8. The difference in cost if you are off by 1 lbs is $0.20-$0.50.

UPS stores love it when you use for them dropping off packages that are prepaid. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

i started by using UPS Stores, then switched to Staples when they had some coupons running- for $5 off 2 packages...
now i just print at home and drop at Staples, i found the UPS Stores to be kinda rude about "using" them for drop off if they are not making money!



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