Who else hates Amazon.com?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by superballs63, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I know I can't be the only one who HATES how terribly Amazon packages their shipments? From the one strip of tape that they use to tape up the boxes, no matter HOW heavy the item is that's contained in the box. The fact that they seem to ALWAYS slap the label right over the seam so you almost always have to find BC or spread the edges so that you can scan it.

    I mean, without them we would probably be sending out quite a few less routes, but there are certain days that I wish they would go out of business tomorrow.
  2. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I'm kind of the opposite, I love Amazon. I was in the hospital during Christmas time and was able to buy gifts and send them to family on my phone, and everything arrives really quick. To be honest I buy just about everything from there. That is just how I feel, I'm sure some people have horror stories but they have never let me down.
  3. The reasons you list piss me off to no end. I don't really order much from them, but am grateful for them. I doubt I'd have a driving job w/o their volume.

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  4. Brownslave688

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

    You're likely driving because of them. Plus be happy you have find BC. Some of us remember typing the whole thing out.
  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The poor packs that Amazon does is nothing compared to the all time worst shipper I ever saw and that was Fingerhut. They never used tape and I would say the majority of driver followups were for those jokers. I heard that UPS actually dumped them because of the amount of claims.
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  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Obviously, none of you have been around long enough to experience LTD Commodities.

    Definition of the suck.

    ( Yeah, Fingerhut was up there, too.)
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  7. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The nice thing about LTD was it always made secretaries happy.
  8. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Northern tool.......need I say any more?
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They use the label as a second piece of tape.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have no problem with 99% of shippers. They pay my bills.
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  11. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You may get your wish, LaserShip delivered my last Amazon box. When we eventually lose them, they will be replaced by somebody else. There are a lot of companies that use poor packaging. My first route was a bunch of warehouses, the shipping departments always paid minimum wage.
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  12. Some of us remember writing it out.
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  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    The amount of business that we get from Amazon is scary. People don't realize how many routes are created from the volume we receive from them.
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  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^Amazon, QVC and pharmaceuticals are most of my residential deliveries.
  15. shampoohorn

    shampoohorn New Member

    Kmart ranks as #1 on my crapiest parcel list. They use boxes from the 70's and dollar store packing tape. #2 would be people that use us a a moving company and recycle those Home Depot boxes with duct tape and bubble gum stuffed with items from an episode of Hoarders. I loaded at least 20 for one residence one day on a P8.

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  16. I wonder what will be the next big thing.
  17. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy

    I agree, LTD was the absolute worst of the worst. Grainger is/was bad too, been out of the loop so long I don't even know if they are still around.
  18. RealPerson

    RealPerson Active Member

    Avon back in the day, one lose strap on a box with a lid? HAHA
    Our sort looked like makeup junk yard...
    We are lucky in my center, the Amazon close to us only does small items..
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You heard wrong.

    Fingerhut filed for bankruptcy and their assets were bought by a company that had an exclusive contract with FE.

    When Fingerhut closed, it cost UPS jobs.
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  20. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    where the eff are you.... ABC distributing is the worst.... tape on bottom, straps for the top, no tape