Shipping ammo

Dougw1515

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I know what to do. I'm trying to find the place I can drop if off.

She called me today and wanted to know if .60 a round was good for white box winchester. Uhhhh... NO! and at that she was limited to one box.

Buying on line? No deal there. I bought 8 - 200 round monarch boxes. With tax it came out ~0.23 a round. I can ship 3 boxes(5#'s each box) cheaper than she can get it local or order it on line even with shipping cost. There is no "up charge" for ammunition below a certain gross weight.
 

Fishkiller

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I was told it needed to be a distribution center not "Customer Center" though you may be right. 1-800 told me an address in Baytown. I located it but no local number. Called the 800 number associated with that address got an absolute idiot. I said "I want to ship ammunition." about 5 times. She could not grasp what I was trying to convey until I said "I want to ship BOOOOLETS!" then she got it. The she start in on how to package. I know that I want to know if I can drop at that location - never got an answer.
You need to take it to a Customer Service Center that is run by UPS, they always have one at the main distribution HUBS. Since you said Bayton I presume you are in the Houston area. On Google Earth type in "UPS Distribution Center" and town you live in or close to you. It doesn't need to be a main hub, just a place that the delivery trucks go out from. Tell me your town and I can tell you where to go, well go to UPS. For instance I live in the big town of Fredericksburg and would need to take gun parts ( includes guns, optics, slings etc) to the distribution center in Kerrville.
 

Dougw1515

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You need to take it to a Customer Service Center that is run by UPS, they always have one at the main distribution HUBS. Since you said Bayton I presume you are in the Houston area. On Google Earth type in "UPS Distribution Center" and town you live in or close to you. It doesn't need to be a main hub, just a place that the delivery trucks go out from. Tell me your town and I can tell you where to go, well go to UPS. For instance I live in the big town of Fredericksburg and would need to take gun parts ( includes guns, optics, slings etc) to the distribution center in Kerrville.
There is another way! Tell your daughter, who happens to have a UPS account, to provide shipping label and scheduled pick-up! Which I did... then she did... and UPS will between the hours of 7am - 9pm on Monday. Problem solved! :banana:
 

GoPappy

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The following is the only thing that needs to be on the packaging besides the shipping label and it only needs once instance of it.

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With that Ordinance sticker on there (which is required, I know), every package handler and other person who sees it will know what’s in it.

In these times of ammo shortages, be sure you’ve got insurance on the package. I suspect the chance of the package being “lost” is fairly high.
 

Glenn B

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Yeah it is "issue". USPS will not ship. Fed-Ex requires an account. UPS requires drop-off at distribution center but no one on 800 line or iNet chat can tell me where one is.
What you are looking for is a UPS Customer Center.

Put in your zip code and it should list any near you.

Customer Center is the correct term.
 

Glenn B

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Golly, folks are making this quite convoluted and thus complicated with bogus names for UPS Customer Centers. Do not search for hubs, nor distribution centers but only for UPS Customer Centers. Do it at UPS's site. Go to the UPS site here to search for locations:


Put in the location where you are located or where you want to find a UPS Customer Center. Hit enter. Scroll down the list list until you see the nearest Customer Center. Don't know if the other guy was correct but saw someone mentioned you are in or near Baytown, TX. If so, it seems the nearest Customer center to Baytown is:

UPS CC - BAYTOWN
5421 INTERSTATE 10 HWY, BAYTOWN, TX, 77521-9612
Tel: 8007425877

There are at least 5 UPS Customer centers within 20 miles of so of the metro Houston area (assuming that is the right area).

If Baytown is not correct just check at the link I gave for the town you want to use as the basis for the search. You can also limit the search to look only for Customer centers.

UPS is very easy to use for shipping ammo. Hardly ever any issues unless you get a clerk who is a moron. I ship through them with fair frequency.
 
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Glenn B

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Well, it should be obvious I missed the OP's post where he said problem solved but the above info I posted might be of help to others. This link also may be of help:

 
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