USPS Capacity Limitations Restrain Amazon's Move Away from UPS, FedEx

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cheryl, May 28, 2016.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    USPS Capacity Limitations Restrain Amazon To Move Away from UPS, FedEx: Bernstein - Bidness Etc

    According to a recent research report from Bernstein, the investment firm believes Amazon.com, Inc. efforts to reduce dependence upon both UPS and FedEx by moving its reliance to USPS may not be a viable idea. For USPS to support the online retail giant’s growing demand, it would have to invest heavily in its networks and fleets or raise its price, which it can’t afford.
     
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  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Had a feeling this was the case when Amazon temporarily pulled its volume from my location after "Prime Day" last year. Started routinely seeing USPS vehicles delivering at 9pm, well outside of the holiday season. Just not sustainable.
     
  3. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    On top of the billions the USPS loses before Amazon, not surprised.

    The amount of OT they paid for the Sunday delivery alone.
     
  4. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Why do they need the USPS when they have the drones?
     
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  5. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    One of the USPS carriers told me that they use contracted workers on Sunday so they don't have to pay Sunday OT to regular carriers. If that's the case Im surprised their union agreed to that. This article explains more..... The Horrific New Marriage Between Your Post Office and Amazon Sunday
     
  6. They use casuals on Sundays.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We should threaten to shut them off at Xmas unless they keep using us.
     
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  9. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Down here, they use USPS employees but I think it's mostly PT like our TCDs
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member