Amazon -Should UPS Be Worried?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Wally, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Sounds like your only hobby is being a crybaby.
  2. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    We've already established that I'm a Gizzer not a Millennial.
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Gizzers complain
    Millinnials cry
  4. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

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  5. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    its more like this
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  6. Amazon is a platform for businesses of all sizes to sell their products and gain exposure (think eBay). Amazon isn't a direct rival of Companies A, B, or C but instead a helpful partner. Example: Walmart has a store set up on Amazon.

    And sure, Amazon now has it's own brand and products that create more competition in the marketplace, but many of the products sold on are listed by individuals and small businesses as an exercise in retail arbitrage.

    At the end of the day, if ANY company in the US can reduce its shipping cost they're going to. And Amazon is positioned to be a more valuable partner to many of these companies than UPS is anymore.

    Sorry UPS, you're running a high risk of pricing yourself out of an industry that no longer needs to rely on a unionized work force in order to synchronize the world of commerce.

    We're *.
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  7. mfsmc

    mfsmc New Member

    This is actually funny... but I gotta say im at 29 years now and I love my new 22.3 route with about 15 stops a day where im off at noon everyday and not in the 100 degree temps till 9pm....and I love my full beard (even a slight homeless appearance at times) and they cant say sh**… and I have zero dust in my truck....and my new shirts are really comfortable....and I hate me sup...I could go on...
  8. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

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  9. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    I've been watching your messages. What do want UPS to do? Quit? Hell, wages are trending up, mandatory by the Govt. even. Are you aware that Atlas Air(the company that flies their pkgs) is Union and poised to strike? How long do you think Amazon drivers will do what we do at the rate, efficiency and productivity? If ever. They will have to or it'll never work. Pkg. delivery is miserable, back breaking work. Their warehouses are miserable places to work. And why do you care about any of this?
  10. UPS's gold standard for production in the delivery industry is fueled in part by its higher operating costs due to higher employee wages. Labor cost is very often times the MOST EXPENSIVE cost of doing business.

    If Amazon can keep its operating costs lower than UPS's, it can also afford to produce less than UPS.
  11. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    You sure do say a lot without saying anything.
  12. I try my best to be concise.