Equaship, 4th competitor incoming

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jackburton, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting.
     
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Its a tough time to start up a company like this, I remember when Burlington Express tried the same thing. I was on an industrial park route and their sales guy was following me around all day. I can't see small businesses carrying freight somewhere to be picked up. I have noticed that Avon and Select Comfort both use a private company I never heard of to deliver in my area. With the USPS bleeding so bad, I think that is a plus to us. We will see, I just think this is a bad time to start this. If Fedex were to combine Express, Ground, and Home Delivery together into one truck, that would be a bigger problem.
     
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Seems they are trying to target people like eBay powersellers and the like. Least that's what it seems like to me. People that just don't get the volume discounts but ship a reasonable amount to justify moving them in personal vehicles. Thier business model seems akin to Surepost for smaller shippers.

    As far as FedEx combining, they'd get reclassed under the railroad act and be open to organized labor at that point. Least that's the way I understand it.
     
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    LOL
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nothing wrong with a little competition--keeps us all on our toes.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I don't see how they can immediately go after shippers like EBay. They can't possibly have infrastructure, or more importantly vehicles in place country-wide.
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ahh, another unholy alliance with the USPS.
     
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Lately more of my Amazon orders have been arriving via Lasership.
     
  10. opie

    opie Member

    I had an order come in today via Lasership through Amazon, Super Free Saver shipping I might add. Pretty fast, ordered Saturday and got to me Monday. Surprised there are actually other delivery/courier companies out there, other than UPS, Fedex, or USPS. I was not home when the Lasership courier came, but from I what read online is that they use their own personal vehicles to deliver. I was a little worried that I wouldn't get my package, because there have been a lot negative reviews on Amazon about them.
     
  11. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    It says they will focus on customer service....they know we don't offer that anymore.
     
  12. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    it was tried under a diffrent name already it faded out fast .
     
  13. robot

    robot Large Member

    What name was that?
     
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    DHL
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yup, had the same thing happen here.
     
  16. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I'm curious ok...I bought 5 shirts on the browncafe.
    Luckily,they came minus any brokerage charges.
    Cafe press claims they ship ups,yet it came Canada post,Expedited.
    I noticed a label undeneath (sticky buggers) of my address that looks like a
    ups tracking label to Louisville KY.
    Could this be smartpost?
     
  17. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    I payed for amazon prime membership last month and I have ordered about 15 orders in that time 2 came prestige, 1 came fedex home delivery and the rest ups. So for me it was worth it.
     
  18. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    They can't do this unless they want to be under the same classification as us. They would lose their advantage.