60,000 Packages

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Mgr mentioned this morning that Amazon didn't ship for Saturday delivery the last two Saturdays. Said they average about 60,000 pkgs every Saturday. Said he didn't know the reason why but I'm betting either Sales convinced them to use Ground for weekday delivery or UPS is delivering them.
     
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Well they were practically giving away amazon shipments on SAT anyway
     
  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    We were told yesterday that Amazon won't be using us for Sat. shipments for the next 4 weeks and we're gonna run a smaller group b/c of this.

    We have been taking out all Sat. pkgs. (whether Amzon or, not) on Fri. Talk about giving away the premium service, all those 2day pkgs. turned into overnight.
     
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I tried to leave a Saturday pkg at bldg on Friday a couple of months ago. Mgr insisted I take it out. And it was in my Saturday delivery area anyways. I wonder if Amazon will go Ground for all P-2?
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Saturday is a regular fulltime day for me, although I usually don't get 8 hrs. Pretty certain I won't get even 7 without Amazon.
     
  6. starglacier

    starglacier Member

    Down here in the south Amazon has increased on Saturday
     
  7. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    And here at my station, I don't know and I don't care because I don't work Saturdays...lol
     
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I del'd an amazon box this AM that had SAT stickers all over it.
    Funny thing is, it went to a box holder at a "UPS Store". Ha ha ha.
     
  9. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Sure, but it points towards the serious reduction in Express volume that's happening right under our noses. There isn't a "G-Day", there won't be Express freight trucked over to Ground facilities. There will just be alot less Express volume as major shippers find that Ground can do most of what they need for less. So much for inside contacts and secret documents...
     
  10. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'm down here in the South too. Mgr said that Amazon isn't shipping Saturdays now. Don't know if they are testing other options or what. Might resume Saturdays soon for all I know.
     
  11. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    At UPS Amazon is heavy on Saturday. Ill chime in and tell of any massive spikes in volume tomorrow.
     
  12. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Wowzers. Didn't see any Amazon o.o
     
  13. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I unloaded containers this morning. We had some Amazon, but all I saw was P-2, no Saturday priority.
     
  14. Myort

    Myort Member

    They send alot 2-day. Amazon has some kind of special membership frequent buyers can join for a fee that gives them free 2-day shipping.
     
  15. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Uh oh then what are the customers gunna do now?
     
  16. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I had three Amazon P2 today, usually have 10 or so split 50/50 P1/P2, sometimes upwards of 20. The prescriptions and auto parts more than made up for the loss of amazon, today anyway!
     
  17. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    What do you mean by that?

    It's called "Amazon Prime" and it's no secret. If you ever shop on Amazon they try to get you to sign up for it all the time. Amazon.com: FREE Two-Day Shipping, No Minimum Purchase with Amazon Prime
     
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Just that there won't be some explosive news where Ground takes over delivering our P-2 that we pick up. It's happening right now, and they are completely handling large shippers and most likely there will be many more shippers using them instead. However it's been claimed there are internal documents that point to a dramatic changeover. Either way we're probably screwed.
     
  19. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I know on Tuesday of this past week the Fed-Ex ground guy be me was saying it was really heavy that day. It may come from those "lost" saturday deliveries.
     
  20. Mom

    Mom New Member

    Tuesdays are always bat:censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: in our terminal. We don't get an explanation as to why, but since peak that has been our highest volume day by far.