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Hidden Tannery Shipping Costs????

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by 126whitetail, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. I received a shock this morning...

    I sent a javelina and mule deer to South Texas Fur Dressers they cost $41 and $46 to tan, here is the kicker.

    Shipping total from Texas to New Mexico

    ----Actual Shipping $13.04

    ---$400 insurance $2.04, (I didn't ask for it)

    And get ready for it...

    -------$15 for a shipping box

    =30.08 to ship mule deer cape and javelina cape that weight only 7 pounds total!

    Do all the tanneries do this?
  2. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    No, Most of them get the math correct...

    Unless, that is, they gave you a 3% discount.

  3. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    That's not bad at all. Good gawd, they pack it in a heavy duty box so it doesn't show up ripped and possibly hides missing, they take the time to insure your product and get it to you safe, sound & secure for $30.08..... and you bitch!

    They should have implemented a $5 charge for whining.
  4. gab

    gab Active Member

    box cost $3.1/2 hour labor to put it together and apply label and insert hides at 11.00 times 1.0765 for fica.if everything goes perfect he makes $6 off your box.
  5. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    I had to buy a cardboard box at a UPS ripoff store because I had nothing that size. 24x24x18. $8. I was at at the dentist shortly after that and he said you must grind your teeth a lot. Yep I go to the UPS store too often.
  6. Is that all? get a life!
  7. Hahahah I had to go to the ups store to get a box big enough to ship out a set of caribou antlers a form and a tanned hide. They charged me 38 dollars for the box!!! I asked what it would be to ship it to Colorado and they said 160. I said no thanks. Lol took it to the post office and it was 100.00. The box only weighed 28 lbs but they said it was oversized by 2 inches.
  8. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Fifteen dollars for a box ? I tried but "I can't get that price in my area" .
  9. You would think a tannery could re-use all the boxes that come in with hides. I do that that when I sell capes. Just re-use the boxes I get from suppliers.

  10. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    Hah! He told you guys!

    Your math is still incorrect...

    Enjoy the 3% discount.
  11. Dan Taylor

    Dan Taylor Member

    Better than Burger King ,just order 2 number 1, 2 Whoppers combos 16.85 I had to deliver that.
  12. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    So from what I am getting from this, is some are willing to pay $15.00 for a box. Are you chitting me? If that is the case I'll start listing them in the for sale section for $14.99, so you can save a penny, but I'll have to charge you a full $15.00 for the box to ship the others in. I would have to guess the capes were shipped to this tannery, in a box. What the hell happened to it.
  13. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    they sold it for $15.00 to the next guy. lol.
  14. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Yep, that's what I'd want, my tannery sending my fresh, clean tans in used salt crusted boxes LOL

    I don't give a crap if you're 16 or 60, And no, I would not have cussed the last at the tannery, they are only 50 miles from me, I would have just drove there, picked them up and said save the box :)
  15. gab

    gab Active Member

    so as a businessperson trying to operate a profitable operation,i'm supposed to not charge for supplies,not charge for labor and ship my valuable clients merchandise in dilapidated boxes and not insure it because that cost $3.As a 16 year old in training instead of complaining you should be taking notes.this is how to run a business.
    Also of all of the people commenting on this post,michaelp is the most business savvy by far.listen and learn.
  16. I dont know guys. 15.00 bucks for a box would get my attention.
    Without listing and getting into different tanneries practices. I ship to, Two different ones neither one has never charged for a box.
    I put a lot of deer heads in peoples vehicles in the parking lot. I guess I should start charging for loading..
  17. R.J. Meyer II

    R.J. Meyer II Member

    Speaking of boxes, My wife and I just move from our primary residence and the boxes the moving company used were $3600.00 Thank God it was a corporate move and the total cost of the move and boxes were covered. Anyone want to guess what a mattress box for a king or a hanging wardrobe box costs are ??? I do have a lifetime of boxes now, thinking about being cremated in the fridge box. ................. ::)
  18. ANDY

    ANDY Well-Known Member

    Usually the invoice would say $30.08 for shipping and nobody would say a word except blame Ups (?) for high shipping cost's. Since they broke it down it just show's you they run a business to. It's just worded wrong , propably should say handling charge instead of box.
  19. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Most of you are probably like me and keep a stash of cardboard and cardboard boxes for this purpose. You obviously haven't BOUGHT a cardboard box lately. You'll pay $8 for a POS thin walled box and $12 for a double thickness one. When you go to triple thick (and most use a waxed coated one at that), you'll see that $15 isn't making a helluva lot.

    Here's a link to check them out: http://www.uline.com/BL_417/275-Lb-Test-Single-Wall-Boxes

    Now remember, you must buy a minimum of 25 boxes to get that price and OH BY THE WAY, you have to pay shipping to get it to your business.
  20. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Yep worded incorrectly is absolutely right. $15 bucks for the box, inside wrappings, tape and labor ain't jack!

    I typically save and have boxes on hand from supplies purchased. But, I also have a couple of sizes on hand that I ordered from either Staples or Uline by the dozen. MUCH cheaper that way and Staples delivers for free...