What's the latest on Amazon?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by iruhnman630, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    I'm sitting home today. Our layoff and sick lists are a mile long, and the fresh batch of newbies that UPS was so desperately trying to recruit are waiting in the wings due to missing volume.

    Apparently a big chunk of expected Amazon volume hasn't materialized.

    Did they finally drop the bomb on UPS?
     
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    No.


    Next question
     
  3. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Probably have 3x as much Amazon coming through local sort than we did 3-4 months ago. If anything it looks like we took on another delivery companies Amazon volume, though I have no idea if Fed Ex is actually seeing less.

    I just know we're seeing a lot more.
     
  4. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Amazon volume is very market specific. There is no country wide answer to this question.
     
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  5. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Is that why I'm seeing so many drones fly overhead?
     
  6. Brownslave688

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

    Maybe you were expected to get a distribution center close and didn't.
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A local distribution center meant a loss of volume for my center. Amazon has regionals delivering out of it.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

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

    I figured more feeder jobs.....
     
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  9. Scoot

    Scoot Member

    We just had a distribution center begin operation near us. Volume has been extremely low at our center for this time of year. We had enough guys laid off Monday to field both sides of a football team.
     
  10. Jlemansk

    Jlemansk Active Member

    We had a distribution center open here, and I can see a difference in my car. The post office and Laser ship are delivering most of the Amazon packages. Amazon can't have us delivering their packages, when they charge their customers nothing, or almost nothing for shipping.
     
  11. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member

    A distribution center opened near my center as well. The thing is we still get a lot of Amazon from other distribution centers.
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And how long can a delivery service stay in business making little or no profit just to fill the trucks up with deliveries.
     
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  13. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    So what's going to happen when the regionals can't keep up in a about five weeks...
     
  14. onehandsolo

    onehandsolo Active Member


    We get slammed
     
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  15. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    And we slam them with higher rates.
     
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  16. BrownJake

    BrownJake BrownPower

    I work the unload/sort, and my hub has been inundated with irreg Amazon feeders.. I mean 53' after 53' feeders full of 70+ lbs huge shipments. UPS freight must be loving this! We have a distribution center close by here in Florida. These completey jam us up as our hub wasn't meant for irreg volume like this..
     
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Hope so.
     
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    Why would freight love it?
     
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  19. Brownslave688

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

    If I were a betting man I'd bet not.
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I know, where else would they go? They have already maxed out everyone else's systems.