Oil prices continue to rise and gas expected to hit $5/gallon by the summer. I just got my first fuel surcharge explanation for ground shipping 4 bottles about 100 miles = $36 bucks . thankfully all of my big shipments are in for the season.
I have noticed the shipping mooving on up…
Just for chuckles I looked at local rates from UPS for this, as I get annoyed at shipping charges too and do all the shipping integration / management here at Rhys and know exactly what stuff really costs…
The actual UPS cost for that package is between about $10 and $16 depending on the negotiated rates, just FYI. A 4 bottle shipper costs between $2.50 and $5 depending on how well they shopped. The other $15-$20 is profit, IMHO…
Just some free data if you care since I was bored. Hope all’s well,
Just pumped Regular @ $4.09 about an hour ago. ouch.
you probably shouldn’t move to southern california cause 4.09 is cheap
Surcharges on shipping suck, but the one that burns me is the airport valet parking shuttle. They are now charging a $2 each way surcharge for a 1/4 mile ride! $4 for a 1/2 mile.
I bought a Toyota Prius (hybrid) last month. As I drive past the gas station with my 48 mpg car, I give em a wave. [middle-finger.gif]
Be friendly Dan. The oil concession will shake you down at the airport after you park that Prius in the garage.
Geez, that’s what I paid for 10 bottles from California to Virginia, FedEx Ground, arrived yesterday.
You should feel fortunate you don’t drive a diesel. I purchased a more efficient diesel truck in September in order to lower my fuel costs. In that short time the pump price has increased $1.58/gal. Half way to negating my savings. Sooner or later I’ll have to impose a fuel surcharge as well. This is from yesterday: