What could ground do to get more ups volume?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DS, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Dual Question with "What could ups do to get more fedex ground volume"
    in ups discussions
  2. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Don't quote me and I don't wanna start a UPS vs. FDX ground war but, it seems to me that ground's prices are always (or least the few times I've compared) lower. Plus, ground's transit times are coming way down. They're quoting 5 bus. days to go from CA to MA.
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    No war intended,I was just curious about the responses
  4. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Is it true that ground took over the remaining shipping of Amazon frt. from UPS?
    That seems like it would be a big blow.
    And, DS, you gotta realize I work for eggpress so, I don't have any dog in the fight.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I'm sure it varies from place to place,up here,I get at least 20 amazon pkgs every day.
    Do you really think express and ground are different?
    Fedex is Fedex
  6. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    All 27 of my stops on SAT are Amazon... oh one of them is Advanced Auto.. but the rest usually are amazon and the smiling boxes.
  7. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    i'm an eBay seller & USPS has got both UPS & Fedex beat...
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...for pkgs 2 lbs or less...
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    as I see it, the USPS has everyone beat at 12 ounces or less, go to 13 ounces and the cost rises drastically. For what I sell, media mail is a blessing, saves me and my customers quite a bit.
  10. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    I can top that, had 37 Amazon this past saturday.
  11. Necropostophiliac

    Necropostophiliac Well-Known Member

    No wonder why you were so spent on Saturday.
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    nope, i'm shipping items that are 12-24 lbs range and USPS are still beating both of these companies....
  13. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    UPS could buy another company, make enough campaign contributions to enable the use of very questionable employment practices/status, which in turn allows them to pay the other opco a third of the wages, no benefits, have no vehicle maintenance ,keep the union out, and then slowly shift all the volume over.
    We can call this company UPS el Grounde.....
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    200miles? hehe I think I did ok this sat too, right around 8SPH by my math, granted FDX math will show like 4.5 somehow
  15. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I got hammered this past Saturday, but only had a couple of amazons. I had lots of prescriptions and pharmacy dels, but that's normal for me the weekend of a holiday.
  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I rarely see amazon. I know a lot of it goes smart post. I also heard smart post does about a third of our ground volume now.
  17. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    What service are you using of the USPS for 12-24 lb packages?
  18. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I think he said media, so if he is selling text books, or a ton of DVD's at once, it could be cheaper.
  19. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Fedex doesn't have anywhere near close to all Amazon.

    UPS vs Fedex Ground is a competitive market, very competitive.

    Fedex Ground does have coast to coast times beat vs UPS. Truck vs Rail. However UPS can combat that with a very competitive 3day solution if they want to and have.
  20. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    parcel post 17" x 12"x 13" is the average box size

    yep, media mail... usps can't be beat in that arena

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012