Amazon Prime Air Seen Surging Fivefold to 200 Jets, Rivaling UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ThePackageDeli, May 23, 2020.

  1. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Great so their terrible ground drivers can now swarm around even more
     
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  2. I'm still trying to figure out how Amazon can build this delivery network on the backs of its $2 boxes. I know there's a lot of them but you'd figure they'd need some $500 heavyweights & $200 air pieces to be profitable.
     
  3. pkgdriver

    pkgdriver Active Member

    The cloud and ads have been most of the reason. The cloud is about 60% of Amazons operating income.
     
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    What cloud is this you speak of?
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Because of their cloud service and because enough people blindly fork over a yearly Prime membership and then also blindly buy everything they can from Amazon because they think it’s always the best price. In other words.....there’s plenty of cash flow for them to keep expanding. And much of it comes from the employees of each company Amazon is trying to (IS) competing with.
     
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    pkgdriver Active Member

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  7. Zipper1

    Zipper1 New Member

    If they drive everyone else out of business then they can charge as much want for shipping! Jeff Brazos thinks he god!
     
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  8. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    They can only grow if Prime Zombies keep feeding them. I have friends that are so addicted to Amazon they have become unreasonable.

    One, who is normally a tightwad, just bought a backpack and when he told me about it the first thing I did (as I always do when discussing buying products on Amazon) was Google it and found it for $40 less elsewhere. Five seconds was all it took.

    But he refused to cancel the Amazon order because it “was a hassle” because he didn’t want to have to deal with refunds and return shipping. LOL. There are too many people like him out there.
     
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  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

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  10. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

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    I’d say they’ve got a few bucks to cover overhead for a while
     
  11. It doesn’t need to be profitable, it just needs to cost less than what we charge for the same service
     
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  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not really true. The real costs are the infrastructure, not the cost of delivering little packages.
     
  13. Yes but

    Those investments get capitalized and depreciated over 5 or 10 or 20 years.

    They can afford to hire smart guys, I’m sure they did the math before they went all in.
     
  14. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    Can’t wait for their ground drivers to start driving the bigger model work trucks like we have. Would love to see how many wrecks or torn up yards happen week 1.

    If one hits me I don’t care we are fighting.
     
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  15. Brownslave688

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

    They don’t care about profit really. Break even would make them happy
     
  16. Brownslave688

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

    Geeeeeeeeeezus boomer
     
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That’s why they are essentially another USPS for us. A “competitor” that doesn’t have to worry about profits.
     
  18. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Almost Honest

    I hope the pilots can fly the planes better than the package jockeys drive their vans.
     
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  19. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Do they ever do pickups with call tags? How about overweights? Welcome to injury world when you stop delivering envelopes.