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RE: Gene's catalog


well it is a lot worse than it used to be-- shipping-
not that company!

We no longer ship internationally- too much product
stuck everywhere trying to get thru customs.

Donna

--- Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
wrote:

> Donna, when I worked for that rebar company, I had
> to ship crates and
> pallets all the time.  I found DHL the best for that
> in the states.  
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Donna
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:48 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gene's catalog
> 
> oh my.... 
> 
> I do not pay to have anyone pick up a package.. they
> are there daily
> delivering something, so they check the shelf and
> take anything there with
> them.
> 
> Watch when you are doing the on-line labels... there
> is this little box that
> says 'check if residential'-- there are two rates,
> depends on where the
> package is going to end up. You can quote the
> shipping wrong by not checking
> that box and they will bill you later for the extra
> 'residential' fee.
> 
> Everything you need is on their site- you can
> download all the manuals,
> pricing zones, everything in a pdf file.
> 
> Disclaimer... I don't work for them or have any
> special interest... we just
> happen to use them for small shipments.
> 
> Anyone want to discuss pallets of stuff to be
> shipped- now that is a pain in
> ... well you all know where!...
> and we don't use UPS for that... DHL freight.
> 
> Donna
> who probably should have read all the messages
> before hitting reply, but
> doubt I will get thru them tonight!
> 
> 
> 
> --- Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com> wrote:
> 
> > There are all kinds of hidden costs with UPS.
> >     We seem to be finding them out as we go along.
> > There are now instruction
> > sheets or operating manual from the company....
> just sales persons 
> > word and instructions.
> >     Part misunderstanding... we were immediately
> set up for scheduled 
> > pickup by our UPS deliver person. That little
> misunderstanding cost us 
> > $16 a week.
> > We did a trial run of 5 parcels... then nothing
> for the rest of the 
> > month until we ordered boxes. Those 4 weeks cost
> us $64.
> > If you call the driver on
> > his cell phone... not all will have one.... ours
> does... it cost you 
> > nothing for them to be picked up.
> >     If you do not use their services a certain
> amount you will pay a 
> > higher rate. Just found that one out from the
> driver... not the sales 
> > people. If you are a small business watching your
> costs...it is our 
> > customers who ultimately pay shipping costs and we
> have to stay 
> > competitive to stay in business.
> >     But, then, JoAn tells me that they, in all
> honesty, never said 
> > they were cheaper. Just better.
> >     Postal Service does not have their own
> transportation and must 
> > rent or pay for outsourcing. Lots of security
> stuff involved in that 
> > one aspect...
> > meaning it is easy for a parcel to go into limbo
> for weeks and show up 
> > like nothing ever happened... even with deliver
> confirmation. Also 
> > there is not penalty for them not making a deliver
> on time...
> > just sorry about that... so
> > they do not have as much at stake and the service
> shows it.
> >     We are going with ups for several reasons....
> > one being software
> > integration is possible on data bases.
> > Gene E. Bush
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> > www.munchkinnursery.com
> > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > > Hum, must be cause you are in a rural area. We
> use
> > UPS at work all the
> > > time.
> > > I applied on line, print out my shipping labels
> > via the internet/pc. Heck
> > > they even provide the blank labels free of
> charge
> > (ok, it is in the price
> > > of
> > > the service).
> > >
> > > I find them much easier to deal with than some
> of
> > the other shippers.
> > >
> > > Donna
> > 
> >
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