Amazon to deliver for other companies?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by How Now Brown Cow, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. I've always said I didn't have to worry about Amazon delivering stuff until they started delivering stuff for other people. This is the first time I've seen it mentioned by other people.

    Amazon Likely To Offer Consumers a Standalone Alternative to UPS and FedEx - View from the Wing

    We all know they do a pretty crappy job and they should be paying their employees more, but if they bring a cheaper option for people, it's only going to take away business from us. I can only hope that my 14 years with the company is enough so I can finish riding it out until retirement.
  2. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    You get what you pay for
    If they aren’t capable of delivering their own volume what makes you think consignees will tolerate their subpar service?
  3. UnionGuy

    UnionGuy New Member

    I'll apply to work for them and start sabotaging everything. I'll spread the word to Unionize there. Cause a ruckus and make the amazon workers revolt. Hit Amazon where it hurts.
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  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I’m so sick of hearing about amazon
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  6. When they know they're not shipping out necessities and have to offer free shipping to compete, you think companies are going to pay extra for top of the line delivery service? Seems like they will do just about anything to save a buck.
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Those guys are gonna eat our lunch eventually, we probably have a few years before it happens though.
  8. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    I've heard they are trying to cherry pick easy freight from customers who already sell on their platform.

    UPS is probably loving this. They can get rid of low margin accounts throughout the year and then gouge the crap out of those companies and Amazon during peak season. Make the same amount of profit while moving fewer packages.
  9. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Leta face it eventually Amazon will figure out what they're doing. Not because they're smarter or any good at what they're doing but because they have an unlimited wallet to throw at it. This is why we need to just hurry up and put FedEx under so we dont have to worry about it. They're ripe for the picking.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

  11. Bob11B

    Bob11B Active Member

    They will fail

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  12. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

    Umm cheaper rates ‍♂️
  13. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    Thats like a bad acid trip for ups drivers
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  14. Just like when you get some electronic toy that has the batteries in it.
    Where is they sound coming from??
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  15. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    All day long trying to find that SOB. Usually locate it about 10 minutes before you have to deliver it.
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  17. Air Recovery

    Air Recovery Active Member

    I was at the post office the other day and every :censored2:ing target box was talking to me. A few of them were giggling. It was the trippiest :censored2: - i was glad it was daylight and a few usps workers were around. If it was at night i wouldve been pretty creeped out
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    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

  19. myback

    myback Member

    Amazon driver involved in accident and killed an Amazon executive, safety first right?
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  20. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Purple haze.
    @Old Man Jingles ?