Did we lose the ProFlowers account?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Kevinmevin, May 6, 2013.

  1. Kevinmevin

    Kevinmevin Member

    Anybody know? Were not having a special Sunday flower sort this year for mothers day like we did last year @ FDX Ground. Is Express getting that volume or part of it at least since I just got notice the flowers I got for my mom are coming UPS.
     
  2. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    they're going to use ANY available delivery service at this time of year... i delivered a few this past saturday along with those harry/david fruit boxes

    our terminal is bringing back some "hourly-paid" temp drivers from peak to help out with the increase in volume
     
  3. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Express is working Sunday.
     
  4. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I got an email with contingency instructions for all the major mother's day shippers including ProFlowers, so I doubt we *lost* the account.
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Not our STA, they all filed religious persecution, or something like that.
     
  6. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    I was voluntold that I have to work Sunday and the only way our of it was to be in the hospital, dead, or have Jesus himself come in and vouch for my being in church. I hate my manager, he is a biotch. When asking for volunteers, he stuck with his buddies that came with him from his old station, never even asked me, then told me I got drafted. Can't repeat what I said for decorum's sake.
     
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I'm already seeing Proflowers stuff in the system.

    I already have ProFlowers, Harry & David, Sherrie's Berries and FTD numbers on speed dial. Gonna be a fun weekend.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  8. sjh

    sjh New Member

    "FedEx Express is again teaming up with ProFlowers and Shari's Berries to deliver flowers and gifts on Mother’s Day."

    ​-via the FedEx Facebook page
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Dear Biotch Manager,
    Please excuse Downtrodden In Texas from working Mother's Day because he has promised me that he will be in church. I'm not allowed on FedEx property because I might advocate for a union for your poor and miserably-treated workers. And, as long as I'm writing, tell that Smith fellow that he isn't welcome in my "house".
    Sincerely,
    Jesus H. Christ
     
  10. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Amen! Praise Jesus, Jesus Martinez for his mad landscaping skills!
     
  11. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Saw a lot of Sherries Berries and Flowers but not like the volume of last year. He have close to 500 dels for Sat at last meeting so the part-time guys are saying "Hallelujah". This is the first time in years we work we will not mandatory for Saturday. Goes to show how we got more crr's than trucks. Heck I want to spend time with family anyway.
     
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    another slammed day w/ some people not knowing where their mommy lives :dead: i had a handful of address corrections on-the-road. thank goodness they remembered the phone #s so i can contact them & change it on the fly...

    once 1700 came around, the terminal was closed & i now had to rely on my contractor w/ his desktop pc to do 411.com lookups & verify a few addresses...

    fruit boxes and Harry Davids were spot on though...

    clocked out at 2000 & will be slammed for tomorrow

    if express is working on a Sunday, would they allow HD and Ground to help? i wouldn't mind driving those comfy Sprinter vans to do drop-n-run stops...
     
  13. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    I was swamped with flowers and sherries berries. I was thinking how this was the most I've seen for a couple of years. Very interesting to read your views from team purple.
     
  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Sorry bro, but only FedEx employees are allowed to drive or ride in Express trucks.
     
  15. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    no prob, i'll drive a rental vehicle; aren't the barcodes scannable by both opcos already?
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Not that I know of.
     
  17. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Holy crap I saw a ton of ProFlowers and Sherries Berries today.
    Only one box went unresolved. :)
     
  18. sjh

    sjh New Member

    We had something like 6k flowers in our terminal today. A normal day is 12k packages total. But honestly, I love seeing them. As long as its a good address, it's an easy drop. =)
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't mind the flowers---I think I had 50 of them spread out over the past 3 days---what I do mind is the stupid "please knock or ring bell" message on the label.
     
  20. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    So how was your little hiatus?