UPS Store owners reveal why they dislike FBA sellers.
I swear no matter how friendly I am to people at the UPS store, when I bring in more than a half-dozen boxes of FBA books to ship to Amazon, they get a little short.
Doing a lot of traveling, I’ve had this issue at stores everywhere in the country. (And I’m not the only FBA seller who experiences this at UPS).
I assumed that this was like any other business, the more I come in their store, the more money they make. Even though Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) parcels are pre-paid, my assumption was that the store got a cut of the shipping amount. And as such should be happy for the business.
This isn’t exactly true.
What I learned was that UPS stores HATE pre-paid FBA shipments, because they only receive 90 cents per box.
Two quotes from UPS owners
This week, I asked two UPS store owners about pre-paid FBA shipments. Here are their quotes:
The first told me: “Ninety cents per box is not worth our time and back pain.”
The second was even more interesting. When I asked why his store had a “going out of business” sign out front, I asked why he was shutting down. He pointed to my box and said:
“Because of those. 90% of my business is pre-paid shipments, and it killed my business.”
All I could say was: “Sorry.”
So the next time you bring in Fulfillment By Amazon shipments to UPS and get nothing but a scowl in response, at least you know why.