UPS says it is working with customers earlier this year on peak season planning

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS says it is working with customers earlier this year on peak season planning - Louisville Business First

    United Parcel Service Inc. says it's already working closely with retail customers on planning for this year's peak season — even though there are indications of a softer shipping season this year.

    During a conference call on Tuesday, an analyst gave UPS credit for making a concerted effort to build up the capacity of its system. But he asked how the company plans to balance the system's upgraded capacity with a softer economy and mixed retail market.

    Myron A. Gray, president of U.S. operations for the Atlanta-based package shipper, handled the question by saying the company already is working with customers on planning.
     
  2. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Amazon prime day just swamped us and we think peak is going to be softer? So in other words UPS is encouraging other businesses to sell items early because we will only be shipping Amazon the last week? If anything UPS should be running ads don't wait last minute to buy that important Christmas gift ours drivers want to go home too!
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Prime day was not nearly as bad as expected.
     
  4. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Maybe not in your area. We have 5 amazons and struggled.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you struggled for Prime Day you are in trouble for Peak.
     
  6. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I agree! All carriers need to be driving home the point that if you wait till the last week, you might get it there for New Years.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No-----they need to implement surge pricing.
     
  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    If the customers aren't made well aware in advance, they'll just pay the surge price and expect perfection from us because of it. Which we can't give because we don't have the manpower and vehicles to make it happen.
    Customers need to know there will be a surge price and no guarantees anyway. The point is to spread the load out over time, not create higher expectations.
     
  9. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    People need to shop early, shop less, and just enjoy the season.
     
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  10. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member