For FedEx and UPS, a Cheaper Route: the Post Office

Discussion in 'USPS, DHL, Amazon, Drones, etc.' started by Returntosender, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Your Value Your Change Short position increasingly are moving their own packages through the U.S. Postal Service, putting pressure on the quasigovernmental agency and raising questions about whether the USPS is charging enough for the service.
    For FedEx alone, the post office delivers an average of 2.2 million packages a day, or about 30% of the express-mail company's total U.S. ground segment.

    UPS won't specify how much of its shipments go through the post office, but a regulatory filing indicates those type of lightweight shipments accounted for 40%—or about 37 million packages—of its total increase in ground shipments in 2012
  2. serco

    serco Member

    I ordered on ebay, a starter for my fedex truck. It was shipped UPS, from a bordering state. 2 days max. But UPS decided to hand it off to USPS. Now its rescheduled for delivery in 4 days. Awsome system to piss people off.
  3. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    so you went cheaper than what the brick and mortar stores sell it for?!?!

    you have to either pay for the convenience of the local autozone or advance auto parts or whatever parts stores has this

    or play the waiting game when ordering online and shipping via the cheapest possible way

    at least amazon made a smart move to capitalize the USPS network instead of going with their own delivery service, like those test markets on the west coast

    hopefully, they'll have enough research to finally have those green stepvans running about nationally ~ but i heard they're operated similarly to FX Ground/HD ~ via contractors as well?!?
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The shipper decided ... not UPS
  5. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    customer, serco, didn't pay for EXPRESS or airmail

    now if he/she didn't need the part ASAP then there was no valid point about getting mad at a ground delivery