Amazon

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Goldilocks, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    I heard that Amazon will be setting up their own delivery service within the next year.
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I doubt it simply because of the infrastructure required. We are having the ground breaking for a new Ground station here in a month and it won't be up and running for two years.

    However, it they decide to do something with a contractor model, I will be answering that Craigslist ad!
     
  3. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member



    They are planning this. I have a friend who works for Amazon. When this happens there will be a mass exodus at Express. Many drivers are waiting for this to happen.
     
  4. They will probably give you less money per package than fedex! Dont go backwards..lol
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    See post #4.:happy-very:
     
  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    He will just take it from his drivers. He has learned from the master, Fred Smith.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    So small minded. It will be minor league experience before bringing them to Ground.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    More pipe dreams. Yawn........
     
  9. afterthought

    afterthought Member

  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    a pipe dream is thinking that a company like Amazon would set up a delivery service.and pay union pay and benefits.
     
  11. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I don't need union pay and bennes to deliver for amazon, I just need something better than Express, and just about anything would be better than Express.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Amazon is all about inexpensive. That won't change when it comes to transportation especially if they start getting taxed.
     
  13. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    We'll see.
    Meet you at the interview after responding to that Craigslist add.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    OK. I'll put your application on top of the pile as soon as I sign the contract with them.:)
     
  15. Did that ad say......wanna poke a fedex driver up the a.................??.lmao
     
  16. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    This is something they will probably explore but the reality is they have two big carriers (actually 3 USPS) in their pockets. All they have to do is threaten to exclusively use one instead of the other and they will see their transportation costs go down. The infrastructure costs from the ground up to be their own delivery service (as mentioned) will cut deeply into their profits so why risk it?
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It read as follows: "Needed--Able middle management type skilled at getting a high level of productivity from average skilled workers. Must have excellent geographical knowledge, business background/experience, preferred but not necessary. If selected, you will be tasked with the hiring, maintenance, and discharge of individuals necessary to make timely deliveries for our worldwide company. Vehicles, insurance, taxes and all business expenses are soley the responsibility of the contracted entity.
     
  18. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  20. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    That will be interesting to see on all avenues. From your guys view, I wonder what they'll pay, my guess not the best. They are building the regional hubs to save on shipping, putting a min wage driver (or a little better) in Amazon attire is my first thought. To me they will be like a regional carrier with name brand uniform on.