Prime Now= Theat to our industry

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Loyal Teamster, May 9, 2016.

  1. Hey guys, I've been using Amazon Prime Now(San Diego) for th last few weeks and it's Amazing. I order groceries or other items online and get it delivered within a couple hours. My coworkers are saying this is the Beginning of the End for us in logistics as Amazon will eventually take over the logistics industry.
    Should we be concerned?


    Thanks,
    Loyal Teamster



    We Love Logistics
     
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  2. rod

    rod retired and happy


    The Beginning of the End started a long time ago. (Back when UPS went public)
     
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  3. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Can amazon provide that service nation wide, including rural areas, and still make a profit?

    I'm not to worried
     
  4. I haven't had a package arrive from UPS for a while. I sell a lot of stuff on ebay and ship solely through USPS (cheaper n faster).
    What's going on, how are we going to stay afloat?
     
  5. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Your part of the problem ,, shopping usps?
     
  6. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I cannot stand people who order their groceries online.
     
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  7. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    From the mouth of a Loyal Teamster:
    Ain't that some irony or what.
     
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  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I dont shop amazon because of this
     
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  9. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Last quarter they made 600 million dollar profit. UPS operation managers are jumping ship to Amazon. Now Amazon is moving into the aircargo bussiness. UPS Air managers/supervisor will jump ship.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Cheaper? Yes. Faster? No way.
    By the way thanks for supporting our business. I always select UPS when the option is given. I feel by doing so I am investing in my own future.
     
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  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Out of the last 4 things ordered through Amazon, 3 were delivered UPS, which kind of surprised me, because usually they are not.
     
  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    We have given them the means to slowly put us away. Amazon used us for UPS Surepost. Now they are bypassing us altogether and just taking trailers straight to the post office. USPS is ran by the government and therefore will get government subsidies. FedEx is protected by the railroad act. We have everything against us.
     
  13. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    How does the RLA protect us? The RLA is used at X as an anti-union organizing tool as it's a pain in the ass to get organized under it.
     
  14. badpal

    badpal Member

    Rod , people might say I am wrong ,which I am quite often, but volume wise , we never quite recovered from the 97 strike at least in my little neck of the woods.
     
  15. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    Ok you make a statement like this but your name says loyal teamster? What is so loyal about that. I will never ship with anyone else know matter the cost difference. That a real loyal teamster.
     
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    You give your shipping business to the competition and call yourself a loyal Teamster?
    Something wrong with this picture.
     
  17. When selling my books through Ebay,USPS charges me $5.75 for 2 day and 3 day shipping. If I choose the UPS option, I'd be looking at around $15-20 for 2day shipping. My customers wouldn't want to pay more for shipping.

    Thanks,
    Loyal Teamster


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  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    From what I was told before ups
    Is required by law to charge more for next day or 2nd day air so to give the usps an edge !
    If they playing field was level , we would ah. Crushed parcel post end years ago
     
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  19. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Does anyone have any hard figures on what the volume is now compared to just before the 97 strike? I would think with all the on-line shopping it would be way more now.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I know where I live if I order 10 things about 6 will come Fedex Ground, 3 Post Office and maybe 1 UPS. I hardly ever get a UPS delivery anymore.