Let's merge with QVC and crush Amazon!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HubBub, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    We've got the delivery capacity and they've got the warehouse space (maybe?). We could be what Amazon dreams of being. One stop shop/delivery service. We start selling thingamajigs online and stop giving Amazon sweetheart rates. Game over man! Who's with me?
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I remember when QVC seemed like it was every other stop like amazon is now, not anymore.
     
  3. Qvc. is a dead horse. its the 8 track tape player, in the world of digital downloads! Look at the customers who order QVC =mostly older women. Look at the customers who order from Amazon = mostly all young!

    if we shut off amazon, they will just divert, to other shippers. I like your idea, but I really dont think its a good option.
     
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    True....qvc boxes have definitely been replaced with amazon. Even Oriental trading...i don't see nearly as many as I did a few years ago.
     
  5. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    OK, I'm not necessarily talking about a continuation of the QVC brand, it would just make more sense to merge with a company with an existing network of distribution centers. To me it seems the the hard part of a warehousing/delivery business is the delivery part. We've got that part down already. All we need is the warehousing and snazzy e-commerce website/branding and we could control our destiny as far as online retailing goes, instead of having to be Amazon's biatch.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS might as well merge with Fingerhut. About as equally stupid of an idea.
     
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  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Maybe sell all the overgoods stuff online instead of just local, they'd make shipping costs too.
     
  8. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    A lot of people thought the Louisiana Purchase was a stupid idea. Just sayin.
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    What do you mean thought?
     
  10. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    You calling my wife old?
     
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Qvc isn't as centralized as you might think. Much of what is sold on qvc is skipped directly from the vendor/manufacturer. (I've run a couple of routes that ship stuff branded as qvc.)
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It really isn't a stupid idea.
     
  13. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    If we did try to merge and usurp amazon and other etailers. Don't you think that amazon, along with other ecommerce companies would leave UPS? Amazon, staples, walmart, target, qvc, hsn, etc wouldn't want to do business with their competitor. That would be a huge boon for the USPS and FDX as well as couriers. Would they be able to handle all the volume right away? No.. But i do believe they would divert and keep diverting so long as we were a competitor. Also, why would we want to get into that business? As it is, amazon doesn't really make much profit on their online sales.
     
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Competitors have limits now, but wouldn't take long to have enough capacity.
     
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    UPS makes enough money just selling a service. Why add all the headaches of inventory,warehousing & all the other problems that go with it.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sounds like the perfect application for SCS.


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  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Let FEDEX try it first if it works we'll jump on the train.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    ... or the short bus?
     
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Diversification is good. We are not just a shipping company anymore.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The day will come when small package is just another division within UPS Inc.


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