Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Fourscoreandzeroyears, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Remember that train load of yellow vans DHL shipped across the USA to put UPS and FedEx out of business. Amazon can purchase them cheap, there all painted white now and owned by a thousands of handymen and painters. It will take at least 2 decades and a $#!+ load of money from Amazon to duplicate a vast delivery network.
    The craziest thing of all is UPS and FedEx can put a significant dent in Amazons model and profits simply by offering to sell products on there own websites and take care of the warehousing and shipping while charging the sellers a premuim similar to what Amazon charges. Not sure whats taking UPS and Fedex so long to figure that one out.
  2. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    With all due respect, you underestimate and misunderstand exactly how and why Amazon has become such a commercial success.

    UPS can't just become what Amazon has accomplished.

    Amazon can't just become what UPS has become, either.
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  3. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    I’ve had this same idea as well, the biggest hurdle in this business model is the delivery network, and well, we have that already.
  4. eats packages

    eats packages Free tree trimming service

    We move stuff around, not catalog them in a static location. We've already seen what even a few day's backlog does to a building. Both amazon and UPS would need some crazy infrastructure to do both.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's all been down hill since we lose Amazon .
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  6. Brownslave688

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

    Ups and fedex could have just taken away the discount years ago and poof
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  7. Brownslave688

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

    The biggest hurdle is customer loyalty.
  8. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    So UPS should be scared of a fleet of vehicles once used to eliminate them, to eliminatem this time around?
  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    I heard we are getting them back soon.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Probably after the layoffs
  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Sounds about wright.

    But for real. A preloader told me, he heard a rumor. So it must be true.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's been my experience that preloaders are one of the most reliable people for inside information.
  13. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    What are you guys talking about? We're still buried in Amazon.
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  14. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    They need us
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    @Poop Head another clueless driver
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    We'd be loading up our personal vehicles and delivering Amazon on our way home from work, of we didn't lose the big Amazon account a while back. Instead, 8 hour days for everyone

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Both UPS and FedEx needed Amazon just the same as Amazon needed UPS and FedEx. Amazon is what put e-commerce on the map. They all needed each other to this point. Now Amazon is using technology and forward thinking to pull ahead of the big two. This is how the tech world works. Get a clue.
  18. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    The sky is not falling friend. Get a grip.
  19. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    It seems you know nothing of business and economics.

    UPS and FedEx doing what Amazon does? Most existing facilities are run to the max right now. Even existing big retailers like Sears couldn't do what Amazon is doing and they're in the same business. Now Sears is on its way out. UPS and FedEx aren't in retailing and warehousing. Why would that be a fit?

    If Amazon wanted, why would it take 2 decades to build a large delivery network? Look what they've done in their 2 decade existence. I don't think it's their intention to ever duplicate a UPS like infrastructure. 90% of what UPS delivers isn't Amazon. Turn that around and what would Amazon be delivering other than Amazon? Would they want to become another general carrier?
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I sold all my UPS stock already .