"Could Shipping War with Walmart Force Amazon to Bid for FedEx?"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ThePackageDeli, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  2. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Probably not because most people that use Amazon are hooked and won’t at least try and find a better deal elsewhere. I call them Amazon Zombies.

    But if I’m wrong then yes. I’ve ordered a few things lately that, price wise, we’re on par or even cheaper than on Amazon. They were delivered in two days but without having to pay for membership like with Prime.

    Walmart, or anyone else that wants to compete with Amazon, will have to offer a better selection of products. Many of which won’t be in their stores.
     
  3. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Retail changes. Things happen. Amazon won't always be king, although they will fight tooth and nail to stay seated on the throne.
     
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  4. Days

    Days Active Member

    I hope so. They’re not on good terms with Fedex though
     
  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Allot of shippers aren’t on good terms with FedEx right now. Ground particularly.
     
  6. Dumbperson

    Dumbperson Active Member

    It's almost like when you contract work out and pay less the level of service suffers
     
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  7. yadadamean116

    yadadamean116 Active Member

  8. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Even with our increased fees on over 50 lbs packages, I am still getting a ton of them. Fed Ex must really be pissing people off.
     
  9. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    I’m also hearing more complaints about UPS over the last year then previous. Also people irritated by the 800 number when they call in complaints.
     
  10. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    :censored2: their complaints!
     
  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The shippers were really ticked off during pesk. FedEx has had a rough go at it pretty much every peak since 2013. I read an article a few weeks ago that said their on time percentage got as low as 56% at one point during peak. The ONLY thing that keeps big accounts from bailing is the fact that FedEx (Ground) continues to undercut UPS.

    The 800# has always been an issue.
     
  12. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I doubt UPS's is any better
     
  13. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    It was at a low of 86% I believe. So....quite better.
     
  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    How can UPS measure "on time stats" when there isn't a "guaranteed delivered by ? " time during peak. Or has that changed? When I worked all guaranteed times were dismissed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There was no such thing as late air during peak.
     
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  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    No commit time but doesn't mean the company doesn't still track it. They still want NDA delivered the next day.
     
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
     
  17. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    We had relaxed commits the first couple weeks, then no commits except relaxed commits on EAM's. Wasn't too hard to deliver those on time.
     
  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Well that makes it clear as mud. So they actually brag they can get something that is suppose to be delivered by 10:00 a.m. stop completed by 10:00 p.m.----most of the time? WDFD. So does that mean the figures that Overpaid Union Thug quotes for FedEx mean they aren't getting almost 50% of their NDA delivered the next day or just not by a pre-determined time? In other words --apples to apples
     
  19. Brownslave688

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

    Normally it is tracked by 3rd party auditors anymore.