Amazon now using Express

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by jack584, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. jack584

    jack584 New Member

    Ordered two things from Amazon on Sunday, I have Prime which gives you free two day shipping.

    The items were shipped on Monday by FedEx 2Day from South Carolina. I live in California. Normally the items that I order from Amazon using Prime that are shipped from the South Carolina distribution center are shipped by UPS 2nd Day Air.

    I guess Amazon now has a contract with Express for air deliveries instead of UPS.

    ​I'll report back tomorrow when I get the package if it has the Amazon tape and everything, so you guys can be on the lookout for more Amazon packages.
  2. Brownslave688

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

    Pretty sure amazon uses everyone. With the growth of online shopping there is plenty of room for 2 companies.
  3. jack584

    jack584 New Member

    Oh...well I have never had an Amazon package delivered by FedEx unless it was Smart Post which I don't see much of anymore.
  4. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    For fedex some parts of the country get pounded by prime and some don't. The real deciding factor for amazon for the networks they use are how quickly it will get there and how cheaply. If there is a mountain range to traverse they might use air instead of ground transport and so on. Maybe something changed in your area.
  5. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    my truck is always 1/2 full with amazon. nothing new here
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I don't ever recall not delivering Amazon packages the last 5 years.
  7. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Amazon still big here on the West Coast.
  8. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Amazon uses every shipping company, including the regional LTL shippers.

    I ordered something recently that came Smart Post (FedEx system, USPS delivered) that I then returned via UPS.

  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Amazon need too learn, how to pack a box.........and how to use some stinking tape!....Geez
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Judging from the way Amazon deals with employees, Mr. Bezos is no friend of unions. I would expect him to select non-union carriers in the future whenever possible. Not a good guy.
  11. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Yeah, no kidding. Nothing like seeing a large box get mangled all to hell, only to get it repacked and all it has is a box of crayons or something.
  12. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    We were slammed with Amazon for the better part of this year but in the last few months it has really quieted down for us on that front.
  13. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    What I liked is I ordered a few parts last week and needed them Saturday. They shipped out at $9 @ for Priority Saturday Express. They are getting killer rates, I say so good that I wonder if carriers even know what they could be doing. I mean giving them so good of rates that they damage other competition who would have paid the carriers more. But also allowing Amazon to build up their empire off of major shipping savings and possibly become a shipping company themselves with those savings. At that time both UPS and Fedex would have to look back and think "boy did we F ourselves on that one".

    But as said, I get every carrier under the sun delivering when I buy from Amazon.

    If the product is non-prime, those are individual companies just partnering with Amazon, they use whatever carrier they pick like anyone else.
  14. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    Just remember UPS logistics helped build Amazon from the ground up. UPS is the primary shipping partner for amazon. I have said this before.

    Do you realize how much cash and manpower it would take to build a shipping company like UPS today? Now UPS could become an Amazon very easily within 24 months and Amazon would be saying WTF just happened?:wink2:

    Amazon needs UPS more than UPS needs Amazon. Amazon is just a middleman online seller with big warehouses designed by UPS. Amazon isn't even that profitable of a company?

    There is no reason why UPS could not become an online seller like Amazon.


    Do you think Atlanta or Memphis have discussed this possibility? You bet they have.
  15. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    One of my managers believes Amazon will become their own carrier some time in the 5-10 years. Sounds like an ambitious project, but totally doable.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The timeline is ambitious but I agree with your manager.
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Take the Brown glasses off. Amazon is a money losing fiasco as it now stands. Do you think they will continue to exist to soley enrich UPS? They are going to have to cut costs somewhere and so are not one bit beholden to UPS.
  18. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    UPS driver in my area said January 1 they are getting most if not all Amazon. Don't read into it much other than if it does happen Express will be a slow place to work.
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think UPS already gets the vast majority of it.
  20. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    I heard we picked up 1,300 more zip codes for 2nd day air on the east coast once it looked like the contract was passing