Amazon now delaying prime orders for a month

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ItsBritney, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    I've been to three Amazon buildings in the past week. One told me they didn't have enough people show up to unload their trailers. The next day their gate was open with a phone number to call, I guess they moved the transportation people inside the building temporarily because they were short staffed.
     
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  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Our monthly subscribe and save is around 300$, the 15% discount more than covers the yearly prime membership. We also have FireTV and use that a lot. I'm always on the lookout for deals but honestly Amazon Prime is a pretty good deal for what we want.
     
  3. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    If enough UPSers (let alone everyone else) cancelled their memberships Amazon would have less capital to fuel their takeover. Those memberships are literally paying for the additional warehouses, equipment, and drivers that are facilitating the loss of business for UPS. As well as other companies that would otherwise use UPS to ship the products. Just sayin....
     
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  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm hoping bezos buys us out myself.
     
  5. Brownslave688

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

    No those memberships are a drop in a 500 gallon tank. AWS pays for all of that. That’s why my side business runs off digital ocean not AWS.
     
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  6. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    But they aren't beating us, and that's the point.

    They have a basically unlimited supply of capital through their massive AWS sales which subsidize most of their other projects.
    Their shipping is not making them money. It has very little to do with the membership numbers.
     
  7. Dhydratd

    Dhydratd Active Member

    It was National Geographic at my house :thumbup1:
     
  8. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    Should have refreshed.
    Dang. Beat me to it.

    Kudos for DO btw. I use them too. They're pretty awesome.
    Might try Azure in future, though. Heard some good things.
     
  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    You don’t think prime memberships, along with any other money coming in, doesn’t help fuel the giant at all? LOL
     
  10. Brownslave688

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

    No I don’t think a company that is closing in on 100 BILLION per quarter in revenue that has 40 BILLION in cash reserves cares about a couple million bucks per month. It’s ass wiping money to Amazon.
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

    I wish DO had an auto scaling option is my only complaint
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    You’re so shortsighted. Do you really think they built that without help from thousands of UPSers? LOL That cash didn’t come out of thin air over night.
     
  13. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    Who’s volume is way down? We’re blasted here. I guess it’s different around the country.
     
  14. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    I should say, our air volume is way down. Not sure what the ground side is dealing with.
     
  15. Brownslave688

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

    If by that you literally mean $1 from a upser made its way to helping pay.....of course it did.

    what you’re not grasping is all of
    The UPSers dollars are the equivalent of a penny in your annual budget.
     
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Hey. Whatever helps you justify cutting your own throat.
     
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  17. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    Didn't read everything, but :censored2: amazon!
     
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    You’re barking up the wrong tree man. Maybe call Abney and ask why he gave Amazon a 90% discount on air or took the fall for Amazon in 2013 or continues to take millions of amazon packages at massive discounts....
     
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That too! The same tree.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm not the company, I just work here. How UPS deals with Amazon is not up to you or me. Why should I participate in some little boycott of a company that UPS is currently doing business with? So management signs a multi million dollar contract with Amazon and then the employees are supposed to boycott them? How much sense does that make?
     
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