Amazon and "60 Minutes"

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Just saw a blurb for "60 Minutes" this coming Sunday saying "Just wait'll you see how Amazon plans to get your pkgs to you in the future." Should be interesting.
     
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

  3. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Have you guys been told that every Amason pkg. must go on road the day it gets sipped?
    We have. No matter what the commit date is on the astra.
     
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    No but if it makes it down the conveyor to me, it goes out..
     
  5. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    I think the biggest plus for UPS and Fedex not to worry so much about this in an overall scheme, is I believe both carriers are moving their packages at a loss, to the point Amazon may not be able to compete. I do foresee regional options expanding for them, that could be with our without the Big 2. As for you making more if Amazon where to obtain you, I believe they subscribe to "cheapest labor possible" philosophies, at least at the common worker level. I will be watching 60 mins though.

    The Forbes article linked really liked to bring Fedex into this, UPS and Fedex have the same exact packages to lose. And it talks how Fedex use to be a Stock market darling in the 80's, well they aren't doing so bad right now.
     
  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Hey Tut,
    Which company and service level do you use the most?
    UPS?
    FedEx Express?
    FedEx Ground?
     
  7. D.................none of the above
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We can look forward to messages telling us that Amazon must be delivered on the commitment date, along with all of the other shippers who FedEx will FAIL this year:panicsmiley: I foresee many thousands of undelivered Amazon packages this Peak. Perhaps we should write Mr. Bezos an informative letter warning him that FedEx is going to eff it up huge for his customers this Christmas. My guess is that he will be on the phone well before Christmas making threats. And Fred and Matt will be making promises they cannot deliver. It will be fun to watch this shatstorm unfold.
     
  9. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    What makes you say that? 1.Fedex Ground 2. UPS Ground 3. Fedex Express (Mostly based on economics)
     
  10. I rarely shop on line....maybe once or twice a year
     
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I hate going to the mall, been there maybe once in the last couple of years, and live about 2 miles from it.
     
  12. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    This season is already peaking this past Friday. Amazon parked three 53 ft containers up at the ramp without 1 pkg being scanned. We have no idea where any of these are going until "sip" scanned are completed on these three containers. All I'm saying is come Monday we are going to get hammered. That's a lot of freakin' stops and more coming. You can tell how busy your station will be by the number of rental vehicles parked. I counted 9 vans and will probably see more during the week. So many new faces in our station, I hope they do a decent job with DRA.
     
  13. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    We have no idea what is coming from Amazon, because they aren't pupping them til the last minute or something such as last Sat. we ended up getting DOUBLE the amount of stuff, it's because NONE of the Amazon stuff was on the reports.. . anyone care to guess why this is happening...?
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Is it because they can?
     
  15. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Gotcha, totally read your reply a different way. :)
     
  16. Thats ok...sometimes its hard to express your words via a keyboard
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You need to step-up and "meet the challenge".
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do the letters get in the way?
     
  19. I almost laughed.............one of these days.....somebody on BC................................will get your attempt at humor!
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Pretty sure it won't be you or any of your Romper Room playmates.