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McKenzie question?

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by fish stuffer, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. fish stuffer

    fish stuffer Active Member

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    This is not a rant, I like Mck, and use them alot. I remember a post where someone said they charge you for the bubble wrap and extra boxes. Is this true? Does anyone know? Someone also said you can request how you want it shipped, for example, put it in one box and ship it. It didn't work for me. One pair of eyes and I request put in bubble envelope and mail it. Still get a box with 10 feet of bubble wrap.I'm throwing all this Bubblewrap away. I just dont have no where to store it.
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    I suspect the overburden of boxes and bubblewrap is incorporated somewhere in their pricing and shipping. If you buy one simple item, it's going to be packaged and boxed according to size. I occasionally get in a pinch and have to buy a single item. My standard operating procedure is to write down something on a notepad when I need it, and place an order once a month.
     
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  3. Jerry Huffaker

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    They pad their freight charges I’ve seen in when the actual freight bill was accidentally put in the box of a truck order. It’s just business you can’t expect them to give all that stuff away. When I ship a mount the customer pays for everything including the box and labor to box or crate it up.
     
  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    When setting your prices you have to figure that in and charge accordingly. The only time I directly pay for shipping is if the supplies are for me.
     
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I recently ordered two scalpels, some artificial habitat and several pairs of eyes and requested them to be sent USPS. They came in a box about a third of the size of a shoe box stuffed with a bit of brown paper. By going USPS, it took twice as long to receive it over UPS or FED EX.

    Shipping was $7 and change.
     
  6. Its not just MK its everyone of them including myself. Its to be expected its a business to make a profit. Its not a hobby to pass some time.
    All moneys of MINE spent, will have some profit add into it, including shipping. If the customer wants to arrange their own shipping, and I give them that option. That's perfectly fine by me. In all these years ,I’ve had only one guy in Florida do that.
    I sent two skins salted and dried to Tx to be tanned, shipping was 16.00 bucks UPS. Same two skins back to me UPS , tanned was 26.00 bucks. We all know those two tanned skins was a lot lighter in weight , and went into a smaller box. So dont tell me they didn't add a small profit on shipping charges.
     
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  7. I have found that when I think of an item I need I go to their website and add it to my wish list. When the list gets big enough or items are needed I place order. Great way to keep track of things needed.
     
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  8. Joey my pal would you please come over here and teach me that chit.
    Im on the dang phone every week , ordering crap. Usually two or three different places. I think im a order junkie. :(:(
     
  9. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    I like those volume discounts! 30 days isn't going to make much difference to my customers...they ain't coming to get their stuff when its finished anyways!
     
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  10. tat

    tat Member

    Learn how to operator your taxidermy business as a business !!! and be successful or you will just complain about others that have learned to be successful, I have found most taxidermist are the worst business people & very terrible customer service business operators along with lack of there efficiency and organization , most are unclean business operations which give taxidermy a negative atmosphere, I Get paid very very very well for producing a outstanding taxidermy product along with outstanding customer service and operate a extremely clean and professional taxidermy business second to none or you can be just be a part time hobby taxidermist and lack all the above qualities which most do
    Some part time taxidermist are Extremely good and very talented & handle the trade with the utmost professionalism and do extremely well in the trade both professionally and in business and I commend them for it Keep it up !!!
    So for most quite complaining about the $ you are not making take a lesson from the old master in the industry not the kit taxidermist of today learn how to operate a Business !!!
    I have made a VERY VERY GOOD living in taxidermy for a reason Figure it out and old master in the industry
     
  11. Ok boys and girls, what have we learned today.
    1-shipping sux
    2- Joey likes big biggens
    3-small items only ship in ex lg boxes
    4-buck is addictive to ordering
    5-Jerry sees secret invoices
    6- 3 bears aint paying for your supplies
    7 tat cleans shop all day
    8-scribble crap on a notepad
    9-wish lists aren't just for Christmas
    10-what was this thread about again?




    Lol Just yanking yalls chain a bit .
     
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  12. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Here I thought you weren't paying attention, I was wrong again, Dammit.
     
  13. fish stuffer

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    Maybe this site would get back like it used to be if Ken would put a stop to all this azzholeizem. No one wants to just answer the fuggan question. Like the guy said in "Braveheart." I threw away enought bubble wrap yesterday to fill up the bed of my pickup truck. All brand new, that I paid for. When I'm in wallmart I pass that isle and see a roll is 15 bucks and I think, damn, I'm wasting. I hate waste. Next time I order a small, and ask not to send 40 feet of plastic, if they do anyway, I just won't order from them again. I'll teach them! I'm sure they'll go broke in no time, once I quit ordering from them. The only reason I ask was because I remember an earlier post someone said they will pack it how you want it if you ask. So, if I order one small eyeball, and request they drop in envelope and mail, but they put it in a box, inside a box with 75 yards of B. wrap, do they charge extra for the boxes and Bubble wrap? Thanks. For the ones who did try to answer my question, thank you.
     
  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Like I said earlier in this thread, I requested it be sent USPS and it came with no bubble wrap. Just brown paper.
     
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  15. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    To answer your fuggan question, of course they charge you for it. I get your point. It seems a big waste. I'm guessing that over time they have sent many of things in an envelope and had to replace them because people called bitchen because the carrier, that they often times chose, played football or hockey with the envelope while on their break. They have learned that it is best to get the supplies there as protected as they can and as quick as they can. Broken supplies cost both them and the taxidermist money. Unfortunately, there really isn't a way for us all to win in this situation.
     
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  16. fish stuffer

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    thanks
     
  17. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome but, don't you dare think that I am not still an azzhole.
     
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