A friend of mine gets US mail but it comes to a box that's about a half
a mile down the hill from his house. The house is on a paved road, and
there are other houses on the same road that have the same arrangement.
There was a similar deal at my parents' house in Florida.
This is fine for paying the electric bill but it's not so good if you're
trying to run a business that involves shipping product.
UPS always delivers to the door and picks up at the door.
A couple of reasons. They probably have a deal with UPS and get better rates
than you would since they ship in bulk. The shipper may be getting paid
minimum wage and does not have the ability and/or authority to make such a
decision so everything goes UPS.
Shipping is more than product is often the case. UPS and FedEx makes out.
At least you bought the item low - many companies have a minimum price
and often stuff under $10USD a value is added. When in Marketing
I created kits of parts - so a customer would not pay this large
markup on each nut, bolt, screw, resistor..... They soon learned
to buy a kit once in a while and save money.
On 4/5/2011 8:10 AM, RonB wrote:
Another component in the overall equation which might
have gone without mention in the thread is that UPS covers
$100 worth of insurance automatically on an item
with an established replaceable value. USPS charges
extra for insurance.
If a qualifying shipment is lost or damaged in that process,
the liability/cost is on the sender under the UCC.
People buying on eBay are frequently snookered by
the seller's notificastion that the responsibility for
on the buyer at extra cost. Nonsense. When notified,
eBay and Paypal support the UCC interpretation and
the purchaser in resolving such complaints.
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