- Nov 1, 2001
http://www.ajc.com/business/the-ups-store-selling-560223.html5:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The UPS Store selling "luggage boxes"
The UPS Store, a division of Sandy Springs-based UPS, has created new luggage boxes. The idea is for travelers to use the boxes in lieu of luggage, and ship them prior to travel to avoid the hassles of airport screening and baggage charges, said UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg.
Business Wire Travelers can choose to ship luggage
with The UPS Store luggage box instead of
taking it on the plane.
The boxes were tested for durability at UPSs package design lab in Chicago, she said.
To ship the small size box at a maximum weight of 55 pounds between Los Angeles and New York on UPS's ground network would cost about $66, including the price of the box, Rosenberg said. It would take about four days to get there. The large box would ship for about $92, she said. Delta currently charges $25 for one bag weighing less than 50 pounds that is checked in at the airport.
UPS's small box sells for $12.95 and the large one for $17.65, not including shipping. The boxes can be reused, she said. UPS stores have been seeing an increase in luggage shipping since airlines started implementing steeper baggage fees, she said.
Customers can check shipping prices at http://www.theupsstore.com/qcc/pages/qcc.aspx Members of the Automobile Association of America (AAA) can 15 percent off the boxes and five percent off domestic shipping costs.