Today I wanted to share a very quick post with something that I believe just about every FBA seller should be taking advantage of — UPS free pickup. I have talked to quite a few people at conferences lately who have never heard of this, so I think a post sharing the details is necessary. Free ups pickup has been listed on my resources page for over a year, but I wanted to do a separate post for this since it is, well, free. Plus, it’s a big time saver.
If you follow the steps below you will be able to get a year of free UPS smart pickup. The way this service works is that you can have UPS come and pickup boxes from your location every weekday if you wish. They will only come on the days you request them, so if you only need to use UPS smart pickup once a week this will still be a fit for you.
Signing up for the service can save you a significant amount of time and hassle compared to having to drop off the packages yourself. I have no affiliation with this free UPS pickup service, it’s just something I believe everyone should be using.
To sign up go to: www.upsconnect.com
Then walk through the steps to sign up and link the UPS Connect Promotion to your UPS Account.
Then you should be all setup with your UPS Smart Pickup account.
Here’s a video showing how to schedule a pickup once you have your account setup:
That’s it, the normal value of this service is about $40 per month, but for the first year you get free UPS pickup. My free year has long since expired, but I continue to pay for this service. If you have been reading my blog for any period of time, you know I am a big fan of outsourcing tasks, and this is an easy way to get started outsourcing a portion of the process.
That’s all I have for today, but if you haven’t been using this service, I’d recommend signing up so you can save yourself some time having to drop off your boxes yourself.
If you have any questions let me know in the comments.