Sales pushing Ground?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by STFXG, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I talked to a sales rep today. She told me they are still turning away shippers because grounds infrastructure can't keep up with the growth of volume. She was very frustrated.
    So why do some of you think they are trying to move express volume over to ground?
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    $$$$$$$
     
  3. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    That doesn't make sense. Why turn away new shippers just to take cash out of express for a higher profit at ground? Ground can't move the extra volume.
     
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    I don't know, but I'm sure the reason can be traced back to George W. Bush.
     
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  5. Brownslave688

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

    It has to do with moving as much volume as possible to the IC model. They are looking way into the future.
     
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Up here, anyone who actually still hands in sales leads just have those leads turned into Ground sales. Talked to one of my female coworkers who bleeds that purple blood and couldn't get her to see she's slitting her own throat.
     
  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    hard as it is to believe, some of them are still actually out there....incredible
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    There needs to be a detox center to cure purple blood disorder.
     
  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    That's ok Big Brown will keep taking the volume lol.
     
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Well, they are more of a "shipping" company. We just sell the idea of moving a customers freight then hope there is the infrastructure to get it from point A to B.
     
  11. how many u hand in leads? so far 0 for me. be honest...
     
  12. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    It's been years since I've handed in a lead, since they got rid of the sales lead bonus.
     
  13. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    What's a sales lead???
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's the little slip of paper that Sales wants us turn in so they don't have to work as hard. And Corporate wants us to turn in so we can send more business Ground's way. :bigsmile2:
     
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  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Big waste of time.
     
  16. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Zero!
    When sales reps are helping me do my job loading cans at peak, only then would I consider helping them do their job.
     
  17. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    00 sales leads from this guy, ever!
     
  18. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    After my manager bugged me for months about no leads, the SM asked me a few weeks ago why I don't turn in any, I told him the same thing.
     
  19. WHAT???? no $10.00 per lead??
     
  20. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    No can do on the sales leads! Most of the time it winds up being a ground lead, plus we cant get the freight we have now on time.
     
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