Amazon will let anyone deliver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  2. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Maybe it's just me but I don't want some random stranger pulling up into my driveway and walking on my property delivering anything. When I currently order online, I know who is on my property by the way they are dressed and what they are driving. This is also why I don't want Lazership delivering to my house. For a company that is one of the biggest in the world, it just comes off as Bush league to me. I don't see this catching on.
     
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  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I delivered nda in my own vehicle for ups all the time in the 90's. The milage checks were extra beer $$ back then. We did it all the time back then.
     
  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I wouldn't be surprised if it did. Uber caught on. This could easily be a "me too" for those people.
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great way for a scammers to steal a lot of packages.
     
  6. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    This is not a bright idea. Same way I think uber is stupid. All it takes it someone getting into an accident. Back up into my yard or something stupid and it will cost you dearly.
     
  7. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If someone is that hard up for money, I don't want them walking around my house.
    UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL drivers do this as a career. We have a lot to lose if we're scoping out a house.
    I would be :censored2: if some guy I don't know walked up behind my house and was doing it to make $1.50.

    I don't put food delivery drivers in that category because residents are always waiting for them and have an idea what time they will show.
     
  8. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Amazon is gonna end up screwing themselves. Give it time
     
  9. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    While I will say, über has somehow caught on and is expanding, I just don't see this as a great idea.
     
  10. TG43

    TG43 Member

    I definitely believe Amazon comes up with this wacky stuff just to stay in the news. Like the whole "drone" thing...I've been in the remote control car/plane hobby for over 20 years, there is no way it would ever work. They just do this :censored2: for PR.
     
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  11. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    This is the alternative to drone delivery in densely populated areas. There certainly would be no shortage of manpower in NYC. Think about a drone in Manhattan. Where would it land? Do you have to meet it outside? If you trust some random delivery guy with your food, why not your package?
     
  12. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    The first post is what we hear all the time, "I don't want a stranger", from feedback I receive if all is equal to the shipper or very close, they do prefer the brands. However they've found the recipient just wants a successful delivery, and unmarked contractors get the job done well enough. Strangers come up to doors all the time, to me the thought is more trying to sell fear, for my job protection.

    The issue I have is what happens when the transactions doesn't finish properly, it is bound to happen, unless these randoms are better than the official delivery drivers. Right? Today we already have a difference between standard UPS/Fedex services and the Sure/Smart Posts. At the last leg if the delivery doesn't work, the shipper has to figure out where it is geographically, then find the Post Office # and call the local and talk to someone that doesn't do this type of Customer Service job routinely vs one 1-800 # to track from start to finish with your flagship services. IMO this any random person can deliver your package could be factor worse than Sure/Smart, whoever sets up this "community delivery" system they have to act like how UPS/Fedex standard services work today, they need at a singular level to handle answering and getting results to the shipper timely and not pass the buck to the delivery person, since the shipper would have no chance figuring out who that is and following up.

    This is all further chipping away at good jobs vs contractor by the minute jobs. Regulated business vs non-regulated, as-if regulations were made for no good reason, they were, because if nothing happened in the past, they wouldn't have made regulated laws for it. So my long term vision on these contractor by the minute jobs is in time something heinous will happem, be national news and then America will go "Oh yeah that's right, that is why we made laws decades ago in these industries".

    It seems nice an Utopian though, fellow man helping out fellow man.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Lasership guys look like they just got out of prison.
     
  14. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    The headline of the article states normal people can now deliver.
    Are they saying we are not normal?
    How will they screen the folks, It is a bonanza for folks with bad intentions, the Public willingly opens their door for a Stranger who claims "package delivery!"
    Without diligent background checks and extensive checking, what liability will they be hit with should a Customer get robbed or beaten?
     
  15. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Well these are the same fears people in the cabi business say of Uber, right or wrong.
     
  16. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    No. Because when I call a cab I'm just as worried about the cabbie as I am a über driver. Lol.
     
  17. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Except Cab Drivers have to go through some process to get the permits, etc to drive a Cab, unlike uber drivers.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i actually had something like this happen last week. i ordered something through amazon prime so i expected 2 day shipping, the next day i had
    some kid knocking at my door at 10pm asking for me, he had no uniform on no logo on his polo shirt which in my mind i was like wtf who is this then he hands
    me the package and says goodbye. i walk to the curb to see him get into a regular honda civic where he was the passenger.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    10pm? I call BS.