Bye Bye for now....Amazon

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bleedinbrown58, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Anyone else notice the lack of Amazon packages in the last week or so?
     
  2. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Didn't notice it until you said something, but I would probably agree that our Amazon volume has been down significantly this past week, yet is hasn't affected our total volume at all.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. sandwich

    sandwich Active Member

    Nope, still have a ton of it.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Volume in my hub has dropped dramatically and we've seen a ton of dumb :censored2: being done to try and compensate.

    I also heard we were losing a significant chunk of Amazon due to damages.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It's affected our volume in that 20+ split routes aren't running like they were this time last year.
     
  6. I hardly had any yesterday. I have probably 25 today
     
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Now that you mention it, I probably haven't seen as much as I used to coming out of trailers.
     
  8. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    And now that I think of it, this might be kind of a good thing for me so nothing unusual I order gets broken open and everyone knows what I got coming.
     
  9. Geo926

    Geo926 Active Member

    Nope still piled in the truck
     
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    If they did, I hope we put a strict limit on their Christmas volume.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  11. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    We've seen a bit of an increase. Mainly just their biggest boxes though. Nothing significant.
     
  12. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I hope we drop them.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  13. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Why?
     
  14. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I don't think the profit we make off of them is worth it. Amazon is only 5% of our total revenue the discount we give them is just ridiculous. I think we could find a few other customers to replace that 5%
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The revenue UPS makes off of them is better than nothing.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  16. Not counting the lost jobs.
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • List
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I think if any of the carriers could have found a replacement for Amazon they would have by now. Amazon is just too big for any of us to lose.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  18. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    True you could look at it that way or you could look at the big picture. If I sell 100 boxes at $1 or I sell 1 box for $100 my overhead is not near as much. I think this is what UPS is trying to do is eliminate low cost items. We cant be like Fed Ex or Amazon because of our workers wages and if you have 30 mis loaded Amazon packages and you're paying a top rate air driver $26 an hour to run them around all day you probably didn't make anything off those boxes.
     
  19. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Amazon keeps volume in the hubs. I hope we don't drop them.
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  20. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The big picture is they are here, paying a portion of our wages and until this fictional account you speak of comes into play we need all the volume we can get.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List