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(Fox Business)   UPS decides that the size of your package matters, but still will not get you a discount on shipping   (foxbusiness.com) divider line 8
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821 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Jun 2014 at 7:56 AM (18 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-19 07:29:15 AM  
My package got larger after the delivery person arrived

www.vcoders.org
 
2014-06-19 08:09:57 AM  
derryx.com

My UPS guy is a Greek-looking dude with a thick black mustache. Clearly I'm in the wrong package handling location
 
2014-06-19 09:44:23 AM  
So the Amazon box for my 4Gb USB stick will be smaller than the box for the 64Gb SD card? Unpossible.
 
2014-06-19 09:49:04 AM  
This is a fair move. Oversize packages cost a lot in the shipping business. The fuel savings of a lighter load is more than offset by the fact that the vehicle in question needs to make multiple trips or multiple vehicles be used.

I'd hardly call that a fail, but I wish there were more effective box options or better, reusable shipping packages.
 
M-G
2014-06-19 10:22:46 AM  
Maybe the package size wouldn't have to be growing if we didn't need so much packing material to protect the product from their handling practices.
 
2014-06-19 10:27:40 AM  
FTFA:

The switch to dimensional-weight pricing comes in response to rising fuel costs and the increasing popularity of online shopping. With retailers like Amazon.com often putting small items in large boxes, lightweight packages can take up a lot of space on delivery trucks but are priced at lower rates.

Hard to complain given how true this is.
 
2014-06-19 02:29:45 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

The switch to dimensional-weight pricing comes in response to rising fuel costs and the increasing popularity of online shopping. With retailers like Amazon.com often putting small items in large boxes, lightweight packages can take up a lot of space on delivery trucks but are priced at lower rates.

Hard to complain given how true this is.


No, but you can be sure this is just passing the cost of amazons poor packaging system onto the end consumer. Amazon *should* do better to package its products, but instead, UPS will just charge more.
 
2014-06-19 03:11:54 PM  

LemSkroob: thornhill: FTFA:

The switch to dimensional-weight pricing comes in response to rising fuel costs and the increasing popularity of online shopping. With retailers like Amazon.com often putting small items in large boxes, lightweight packages can take up a lot of space on delivery trucks but are priced at lower rates.

Hard to complain given how true this is.

No, but you can be sure this is just passing the cost of amazons poor packaging system onto the end consumer. Amazon *should* do better to package its products, but instead, UPS will just charge more.


Except it will be the non-Amazon customers who subsidize this new cost for Amazon buyers.
 
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