This was part of TG lastest news post on the Matty forums:
3: The reason we switched to the new shipping service was 100% to save the cost of shipping. Due to demand, we're going to look into bringing back UPS and additional services each at a different cost based on that service. But you will have options!
Thank God!!! Bring back the brown!!!
Here's a link to the full post:
That's some good news right there.
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GOOD. I will gladly pay a little more for a competent service.
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The only problem is that UPS prices are a bit up there. Matty needs to use USPS 1st class. When you can ship 1 figure for about $6 instead of $10. They should look into this option!
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The thing I don't understand is this: When you have an account and sell things in large volume as Mattycollector does, you get shipping discounts with companies such as UPS. Generally the more volume you do the bigger chunk off you get. A Fedex employee was going over it with me one day saying if the volume is there you get around 50% off shipping charges. I'm not sure what UPS % is, but what I'm saying is this; they were already saving money by using UPS in the first place and never should have switched.
Either the line isn't doing nearly as well as we are told, or it's just another case of Mattel being cheap for the sake of being cheap.
I'll guess option 2.
But you know if Matty is charging 10 to ship via UPS, its probably costing them around 6 bucks, with the rest of that going into what they pay the people who pack the orders and packing materials. At least that's my best guess.
What great news! OPTIONS! We want them!
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Thank goodness. Hopefully if no one chooses that newgistics or whatever it's called company, they'll just do away with it all together.
While I haven't had any problems with shipping either way, I'm glad to see the UPS option come back. Last month, my order came in and it was the first time that I had anything close to a problem: Panthor's outer box was slightly damaged and it took several days longer.
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UPS for the win!!! Sooo excited about this...
No more Boxes in Sacks!!!!
No more two month waits for Parcels!!!
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Thank god. Please give us an option. Something without "GISTICS" in it. Yeah...UPS sings their stupid LOGISTICS™ songs in their commercials, but at least they dont have that damn word in their actual name.
UPS is waaaaaay more reliable AND faster than no-name GISTICS. And we're already paying too much for shipping so I dont even care at this point if UPS costs a little bit more.
happy to be going back to ups for my matty figures, now i wont have to wait 2 weeks for them to arrive. also happy to hear about the voltron subscription, looks like ill still have to face the WSOD for he-man when a character i want comes along
About freaking time.
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I bet subscription holders who had their subs canceled and subsequently received a new subscription won't be so fortunate.
About time! I prefer UPS over Cornerstone Logistics.
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Hope is back in time for the after SDCC sales.
praise the powers that be! i am so sick of spending nearly 40% of the cost of one figure to get my toys shipped. so unnecessary, especially since its not like it gets the figure in my hands any quicker.
I don't get it. If we paid for the shipping anyway, shouldn't we get the shipper we paid for?!? What's all this about saving on shipping? Are they the ones who's saving or us?!?
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Now I am doing 2 sep subs to make sure My figures don't come though USPS trashed packages. So now I am out extra shipping cost and have to get rid of the 2nd sub. The Default should be UPS ground and the ability to CHOOSE USPS should be the way it works. But cheaper is better for Matty. Real shame
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