Dec 17 2007

Ask for a discount at UPS


…and they just might give it to you.

I was shipping two boxes, one was large and they charged $10. Fine. I had a small box and they wanted to charge $9. I started to protest, “$9 to send that? It’s so small! I’m tempted to take it to the post office.”

Those were the magic words, I guess. He said he’d match the price, bringing it to $3. Much better.

If you’re shipping packages, you might ask them to match the lowest rate. They might or might not, but it can’t hurt to ask!

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One Response to “Ask for a discount at UPS”

  1. I use USPS for everything… but I’m biased, as I’m a postman’s daughter. :-)
    But they really are cheaper for the speed you get — unless you need overnight, and then FedEx is awesome.

    But good for you for mentioning that you’d take your business elsewhere in such a polite way! I’m glad it paid off!

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