Same Day Amazon Prime starts in Atlanta

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    One can only hope. We are getting slammed in the nutz this week in volume for Labor Day weekend..summer peak coming to an end...finally!
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder if they bring out this work, on road to the drivers?
     
  4. They will probably have independent contractors,deliver it
     
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  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Straight up question: how long does UPS let this go before the deep discounts Amazon enjoys disappear?
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Good question.

    Is it better to charge less and have more or to charge more and have less?
     
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Paying a premium of services hasn't gone to well, look at My Choice if you want examples. 50% of my shopping is done via amazon, I have yet to pay for shipping besides prime (which includes music stream/DLing, videos,2day shipping). Even now they are offering me 1.00 digital video credits to choose non 2 day shipping. I don't see same day shipping being very cost effective if they don't have the volume to support it.

    I've been with Amazon Prime for 5+ years.
     
  8. Probably not too long. they are not going to expand capacity,add more help...to be played.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Hope Amazon can handle the workload come peak.
     
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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    A long time. UPS is not going to jeopardize their largest account because they divert a little volume away. They may never admit it, but they are probably glad they are starting this so UPS can't be blamed for the peak season debacle as much as last year. They will also see that it is not s easy, come peak, as it looks, Just wait til Christmas Eve, when they offer that you can still get your stuff, then fall flat on their faces. No one to blame but themselves.
     
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  11. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Did anyone see the Myron Gray interview on CNBC a few weeks ago? The moderator asked him a direct question about same day shipping and he totally ducked it and started talking about My Choice.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Same day shipping? If I make a pickup and I am driving by one of the stops that I pick up I will deliver it. Drives my center manager crazy. :)
     
  13. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Same day shipping on a picked up NDA means late air.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No :censored2:.
     
  15. That Is not the company procedure.

    Try following the rules sometime. before you get fired, for failing to follow !
     
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  16. :goodpost:....not
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No :censored2:?? If your fingers are moving across the keyboard...there's :bsbullf: spewing everywhere!
     
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  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I think I must have been in the beta testing.
    I have got several packages ordered late at night or early morning within 18 hours or less.
    I was not charged extra for these and they were all delivered by the Post Office.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The deep discounts are volume based.
    If Amazon does not give UPS the volume, the discounts are reduced.
     
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  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    They are soooo far from a change in discount limit, it is not funny. In addition to all the shipping volume, they also get the vast majority of the return volume, plus we get the marketplace sellers shipments that Amazon fills. That is a lot of ancillary volume.