Is E-Commerce Growth Actually Hurting United Parcel Service?

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Is E-Commerce Growth Actually Hurting United Parcel Service? - Motley Fool

    A lot has been made of the way business-to-consumer e-commerce demand is surging, and how package delivery companies like United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation will benefit from it in the long term. However, it hasn't been smooth sailing for those shippers just yet. Volumes have increased strongly during recent holiday seasons, putting pressure on both companies as they attempt to deal with the demand. Consequently, both companies have taken costly measures to improve their abilities to cope with peak. Has peak demand affected profitability, particularly in the fourth quarter?
     
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Yep. Until we can figure out that when demand goes up we charge more.
     
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    And we start countering our shippers' promises with "order early" advertising campaigns and slap a meaningful cap on how much we accept daily the last week or so.
    Just because they guarantee overnight doesn't mean we can.