CEO wants UPS and FedEx out of business

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upschuck, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    CEO of Rent the Runway doesn't care for UPS or FedEx and thinks we should drop prices every year. Read here...

    Another arrogant CEO.
     
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Someone posted this in another thread I think. I'm gonna read this article though I bet it's funny.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Funny.
     
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Here's an idea maybe not all business models are meant to work globally or even nationally.

    If you can't make money off a product when price + distribution cost is less than you're charging well either you're pricing it to low or there isn't demand there.

    FedEx and ups should take away her discount and see how long she lasts.
     
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  5. I love these people. Pay top dollar to rent something. And free shipping.
    Guess no profit is too large for her.



    Well she can GFH.
     
  6. upschuck

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    The worst part is that she thinks UPS should lower the price every year instead of raising it. What kind of a CEO would think that is even a possibility. I bet she doesn't lower her prices every year.

    Evidently, she thinks we get the job done, because I see their packages most weeks.
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    this paragraph is the best.
    "The delivery network needs to be completely ripped up and re-created in order for any ecommerce business to have sustainable profit margins over time," she said at a panel at Austin tech conference South by Southwest last weekend. "Everyone always thinks shipping costs will go down every year, but in fact Fed-Ex and UPS raise their rates every year."

    So let me get this straight. You need to grow your profit margins every year but ups and FedEx should lower their rates every year?
     
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  8. upschuck

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    I'm glad I'm not one of her employees. You think we got a raw deal on the last contract.
     
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  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Why would people think rates would go down? Every year the new rates go into effect and every year they are higher, not lower.
     
  10. upschuck

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    Kind of scary to think she actually runs a company.
     
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Three percent pay cut every year.
     
  12. For retiree's?
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    They have to pay her after they retire.
     
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I have seen many drop boxes overstuffed with her returns on a Monday .
    She has a good niche market , and she should be happy .
    Her ideas for interstate and intrastate commerce transportation are way off . Somebody tell her to go dump all of her millions on a few lobbyists and wait a couple of decades for some results . Just like everyone else had to .
     
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  15. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Unfreakinbelievable. She deserves to make a profit but none of her vendors should. Are you kidding me. If a shipper offers free shipping we should eat that cost? Yeah that'll fly.
     
  16. O used to have a designer on my route. She sold her dresses nfor $300 and up.

    Then she would cry about the on call air fee. But wouldn't spend the $20 a week for a daily pickup.

    She had the nerve to tell me we cost too much. I said I could find my wife a dress for $50.at the department store.

    Point noted...lol
     
  17. upschuck

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    They see everyone else's problems, but not their own. That is why you need good people surrounding the CEO, and not all yes people.
     
  18. Sounds like the company we work for.
     
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  19. upschuck

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    Agreed. But at least don't expect our vendors to cut prices every year, I've seen some invoices, and we pay out the nose for things.
     
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