Amazon prime day fall out

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Slick silver, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    I was really expecting a huge amount of Amazon for my route this past week, really haven't seen much extra for my route. Anybody else out there see any difference. Either express ground or ups
  2. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    not yet.. I did hear that the "early pulls" have bumped up service % significantly though.

    ALIENUNDIES New Member

    I didn't have anything from amazon that I know of. Maybe an item or two. The post office in my area got slammed! One postal driver had his jeep packed out and a small trailer in tow behind.
  4. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I thought we'd get slammed on either the 14th or 15th. Saw a little bump, but not what I expected.
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I got slammed last week, been very light this week.
  6. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    Obviously I pull 2 routes, mine and the one next to me. And the one next to me is a country route that is basically Amazon, about 40 p2. I figured this week he would be just slaughtered. All week, actually no more then 35 p2. Not even a base line up in the area. Surprisingly, not even that many of them were Amazon. Maybe like was stated, usps is feeling the pain now.
  7. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    little change on the HD side too... maybe Friday or Saturday

    PS eBay has better deals from what i compared and i didn't even have to wait for the 12th to find comparable discounts
  8. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Even without prime day in the summer 1 week is busy and the next is painfully slow. Don't worry back to school is coming around then you will be nice and busy
  9. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Only 2? I don't think I've ever seen anyone pull less than 3. You have it easy.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Omg we are losing Amazon !!!!
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Guy who loads my truck loads five. Poor thing is worn out at the end of the sort.
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    too many envelopes?
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  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Nah, we just pass them along to the heavyweight division.
  14. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    I've done 3 trucks.... Needless to say, the third truck just had everything laying on the floor. My route has a couple bulks, I could only keep up for so long with the 3 rd truck. I swear though sometimes the belt would be set to go a little faster some days.

    ALIENUNDIES New Member

    Amazon is now trucking their freight directly to the local post offices around my area.
  16. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    Any idea how the PO is doing handling that volume?

    I kind of feel like we as taxpayers are subsidizing Amazon now since they want everyone to basically deliver their crap for free.
  17. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Jeff Bezos is about as greedy as it comes.
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  18. TheScratchKid

    TheScratchKid Member

    I saw two Amazon delivery drivers transferring packages from one van to the other today. They haven't perfected the back to back method we have, one was merely parked in front of the other and they were walking it off.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Truth be told, the back to back method, especially if done on a public street, is actually illegal, as one of the vehicles would be facing the wrong way in traffic.
  20. muckduck

    muckduck Member

    LOL well.. not if you take up both lanes