Does it cost more to ship from a UPS store?

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I took a box to the UPS store near me to have them weigh a box of stuff I was selling on eBay. They quoted me a price of $83. When I calculate it online using the same weight it comes to $73. They did measure it at the UPS store. I don't think it's oversized- it's 22 inches square. Do they charge extra at the store? If so can I have them pick it up and not pay extra?

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YES!

UPS stores are not owned by UPS therfore they can charge extra and do. Thats how they make their money!

They ebven charge you more for USPS stamps ( $0.50 in the store close to me)

UPS has on demand rates and daily rates if you have your own account, but if you don't have an account and pay retail at OD, Staples or the UPS Store or any smaller mail shop, you will pay more. For that matter, I was told by a girl at the UPS Store near me that they charge the same rates as at the UPS hub, if you ship it there, so possibly UPS charges retail rates themselves, if you don't have an account.

My local Kinkos actually has a big sign near the counter saying store prices will be higher than online costs.

[Q] Does it cost more to ship from a UPS store?

yes

while you are at it learn whats "oversized" Text


bozo007 said: [Q]My local Kinkos actually has a big sign near the counter saying store prices will be higher than online costs.

That's because FedEx Kinko's is not a bunch of franchises like UPS Stores. For FedEx Kinko's, as long as the mothership gets your business, they don't mind, which is why they want to advertise more use of the website. UPS Stores however are individually owned, so each one looks out for only themselves.

Stores use what is called a multiplier. One store uses 1.22

So, online cost x 1.22 = store cost.

Ask your store what your multiplier is or figure it out from your example.

Why don't you just use drop off?

handyguy said: [Q]Stores use what is called a multiplier. One store uses 1.22

So, online cost x 1.22 = store cost.

Ask your store what your multiplier is or figure it out from your example.

Why don't you just use drop off?

OR OP can choose I will go to a UPS store when he estimates charges online? =D

handyguy said: [Q]Stores use what is called a multiplier. One store uses 1.22

So, online cost x 1.22 = store cost.

Ask your store what your multiplier is or figure it out from your example.

Why don't you just use drop off?

What's drop off? Can I print the postage online and just drop it off at the UPS store? Won't they charge extra to take it? The regonial UPS center is 20 miles away. They come to my work every day but I can't lug a 93 lb. box into the reception area.

There is no charge to give your prepaid package to any UPS driver, nor should there be any charge at any UPS drop-off site, like the UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples or many small mail shops.

CrazyRus said: [Q]They ebven charge you more for USPS stamps ( $0.50 in the store close to me)

Is that legal? I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that you had to charge the face value for USPS postage stamps?

Austerville said: [Q]CrazyRus said: [Q]They ebven charge you more for USPS stamps ( $0.50 in the store close to me)

Is that legal? I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that you had to charge the face value for USPS postage stamps?

They call that "convenient fee", business people always have some "good" reason to charge you more.



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