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Thank you for visiting Discount Ramps.Com’s Blog. My name is Greg and I am the department lead in Shipping and Receiving. I graduated from MATC-Madison in 2003 with an Associate’s degree in Fire Science.
I started my career with Discount Ramps.Com on a part time basis in 2008 working during the winter when my other job was on hold. In November 2011, I joined the warehouse team as the lead shipping warehouse member. I joined the team full time because I know that I can grow as a person and my career with Discount Ramps. The crew that I work with is an exceptional group of individuals that make this a truly awesome place to work.
As an avid hunter, I enjoy the wide variety of hunting accessories that Discount Ramps.Com sells. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, Jackie, two sons, Cooper and Camden, and our newest family member, Bentley, who is a yellow lab puppy. Discount Ramps.Com is a growing company and I am proud to be a part of this exceptional workplace.
My name is Karen Alliet and I am the Shipping Coordinator for DiscountRamps.Com. I process all UPS and Freight orders that leave from our warehouse in West Bend, WI. I have had extensive training in UPS Worldship, UPS Trackpad and processing International Documents (NAFTA, SED, etc). Along with the extensive on the job training, I am working towards my Associates Degree in Business through the UW System. Once my Associate’s Degree is completed, I would like to continue with a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Materials Management through Marquette University. DiscountRamps.Com is an amazing company to be employed with. Joel, the CEO of Discount Ramps.Com, is always encouraging us to grow in our careers by offering opportunities to advance and be more involved in the company.
I started at Discount Ramps.Com in August 2007 as a customer service representative and have loved being with the company ever since. In 2008, I moved to the shipping/receiving department when a position was created for me. In my working years I have never worked with such an amazing group of people. We truly have become a family and always support each other through our endeavors. I cannot imagine working for a company other than Discount Ramps. We do everything in our power to create and maintain positive life-long relationships with our customers.
My favorite line of products that we offer is our mobility products. We offer competitive prices on wheelchair ramps and mobility carriers along with free shipping. I truly enjoy being able to help our customers in truly challenging times.
Away from Discount Ramps, I have been happily married for four years to my husband Davi. We have two beautiful sons, Nolan and David, and a golden retriever puppy, Zoe. In my spare time, which is rare with two children and a puppy, I enjoy bowling in couple’s league with my husband and playing softball. Overall, Discount Ramps.Com is a truly amazing company and I look forward to expanding my career with them.
Here is a submission from Andy W. in our Sales Department answering a common question asked by our customers.
Question: Why do I have to call for expedited shipping?
Of the products that we sell, approximately half ship from our warehouse and the balance ship from the manufacturers directly to the consumer. The items that ship from our location ship via UPS and common carrier depending upon the particular item. UPS offers several options for residential and many more for delivery to a business; likewise for common carriers. Calling in allows us to confirm that the item is in stock, identify the day the product will ship out, and the delivery date avoiding confusion as to the date an item would ship out and be delivered eliminating contentious situations. In summary, we can confirm product availability as well as shipping and delivery dates.
The same applies with items shipped directly from the manufacturers and in addition many manufacturers use carriers other than UPS and offer whose pricing is not available as the rates charged are their negotiated rates.
Nobody likes surprises or misunderstandings and placing those expedited orders over the telephone we believe is the best method to avoid problems.
Thanks for sharing Andy!
Your Discount Ramps.Com shipping department prides themselves in being able to ship orders within one business day of the order being placed. Our deep discounts with UPS and multiple freight companies are passed along to our customers to help reduce shipping costs. We strive for efficiency and accuracy of orders processed. On average we ship 2,300 packages a week with a 99.7% accuracy rate. This compared to 2009 when our average was 1,600 packages. Our success is attributed to organization with racking, allowing us to store more product in our main warehouse, dedicated staff and proper management supervision. As a department we have nine full time and two part time employees. We continue to find ways to improve packaging and efficiency while keeping the costs low to pass the savings along to our customers.