We are and Authorized UPS Shipping Center
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UPS shipping times from Robinsons Hardware and Rental. UPS Shipping time is based on weekdays only and excludes Holidays
Robinsons is here to help you with all your UPS Shipping. We have an experienced staff that will make sure your packages are properly packed. We use a computerized shipping process that makes it quick and easy to ship. Our store is ready to help you ship via UPS.
We are open 7 days a week and until 7pm on Thursday and Friday
We offer several UPS Shipping options including Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day and Ground service.
Pay at Home Internet Shipping
You can process your package at UPS.com, print your label and drop the package off with us. However, we often find it’s less expensive to let us process the package for you rather than doing it online. Either way is okay with us!
Bought Online Returns
Did you buy something online and need to return it?
Did they provide a UPS label for the return?
You can drop the package off with us!
– Amazon Returns
– LL Bean Returns
– QVC Returns
– All other RS and ARS labels
UPS Shipping and Packing Tips
Why use Robinsons for UPS Shipping?
Cheaper than the Post Office*
Fast Computerized System – No Forms to Fill Out
More Convenient Hours – Open Thurs and Fri until 7pm and Open Sundays!
Frequent Shipper Program – Ship 10 and the next one can be free!
Double Dip – Earn Frequent shipper and Reward points
First $100 of Insurance included – It costs more at the Post Office
Shorter Lines – Faster Service
Friendlier – (at least we think so)
Need it there Fast? – We can have it there at 7 am tomorrow
* Based on a non-scientific survey of over 200 packages shipped by us between 12/05 and 06/06, over 80% of our customers saved money compared to the post office, with an average savings of $8.49
Do I need to put it in a corrugated box?
Not necessarily. If the box is taped securely, UPS will accept the package with an extra handling fee since it is not in a corrugation. Please use common sense to decide if the container will keep the contents safe. For example, a flimsy shirt box will likely be destroyed during shipment but a bucket of popcorn may be fine. Remember: the exterior container is NOT covered against damage.
I am shipping a gift in the box it came in, is it okay to just wrap the outside with paper to hide the gift?
Your package will go through a variety of machines and on a number of conveyor belts during the handling process. As it moves along the system, its too easy for paper to be ripped off and your box not getting to the destination you had intended. For this reason, UPS does not accept packages that are wrapped in paper.
What is the right way to package my items?
Boy that’s a hard question to answer because it depends so much on what is in the box. The first answer is that everything shipped should be double boxed (a box inside a box) and should have a minimum of 2″ of packing material on all sides including the top an bottom. Beyond that, the hollow opening of something like a cookie jar should be filled with packing material to help avoid it breaking.
One rule of thumb would be if you placed your package on top of a 6′ ladder and pushed it off, would the contents be safe? This is similar to it falling off a conveyor belt in the UPS system. If you are not confident that it can withstand a “test” like this, than you do not have it packed well enough
What happens if I mark my package "Fragile?
UPS does not provide special handling for packages with “Fragile”, package orientation (e.g., “UP” arrows or “This End Up” markings), or any other similar such markings.
In fact, we have seen cases where UPS denied a claim for damage because the package was marked “Fragile” or “Handle With Care”. They argued that since ths shipper marked the package that way it indicated they knew it was improperly packaged.
What do I do if I have a bottle of wine in my package?
Alcoholic beverages are not shippable via UPS. We are not able to catch every bottle that comes through our store during the holidays. It’s important you realize that, if there IS a bottle of wine in the box, UPS MAY confiscate it and that it is not insurable.
Can I ship cookies and cakes?
Yes! You will see a lot of home-made goodies during the holiday season. Remember: You cannot insure these items or other perishables. (and having a little plate for our counter person is always nice too!)
Will the driver leave the package on the doorstep if no one is home?
This is up to the driver. To be on the safe side, make sure there is a telephone number on the package. After three unsuccessful attempts to deliver the package, it will be returned to our store and you will be charged for the return shipment. If you feel the recipient may not be at home to accept the package, it might be wise to ship it to their place of work
Does UPS have any packaging guidelines?
You Bet they do!
Does Robinsons ship internationally?
Due to changing tariff schedules and the complexity of the export documentation required (in triplicate), we do not handle international shipments