Dollar General Replaces Amazon

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by bacha29, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Fedex has partnered with Dollar General to offer package shipping and receiving beginning with 1500 stores this year and expanding to all 8000 stores by the end of next year. Seems like every little village in rural America has or is in the process of getting a DG. Could be good business . Trouble is with the huge territories many rural contractors cover it's more often than not a one pass once a day in and out whatever time they happen to be going through there that day situation. Hopefully they'll be very flexible when it comes to pickup times.
     
  2. zeev

    zeev Member

    Is the dollar general crowd a big fedex customer?
     
  3. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Dollar General is the poor man's Tiffany's .
     
  4. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Express has a very nice contract with Dollar General as it is.
     
  5. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Ground's licking it's chops in hope of getting some volume density out where the deer and the antelope play.
     
  6. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Lmao
     
  7. Subramaniam's Myth

    Subramaniam's Myth New Member

    Fred will do anything if a DOLLAR is involved.
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    What? As long as there's DOLLAR signs involved?

    Probably one of those accounts that's more trouble than it's worth.
     
  9. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt that Fat Freddy shops at Dollar General.
     
  10. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    I like how you know absolutely nothing at all about it, yet you have a strong opinion anyway.
     
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    There. Fixed for you Mr. Knowitall.

    By the way do you really think minimum wage clerks at Dollar General are gonna welcome FedEx packages with open arms when they're already overworked and underpaid as it is?
     
  12. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I’m sure there’ll be a massive walkout in protest. Come on.
     
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Who said anything about a walkout???

    What I'm getting at is how packages with DG are gonna be handled. And not very well I'm betting.

    You and your Ground buddies have fun!
     
  14. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Who cares? Walgreens has been a drop off for years now. Most days we pickup nothing. The most I’ve seen is around 3 packages. Nobody even knows you can drop off at Walgreens. Dollar stores won’t be any different, we’ll grab a box a week. WDFD.
     
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well then welcome to another unproductive stop.
     
  16. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    They pay the same as the productive ones. There aren’t many strip malls we don’t visit daily anyway. I love the 0 package stops, we walk in, don’t handle any packages, and get paid for the stop, what’s not to like?
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Now you're thinking like an hourly.:happy2:
     
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  18. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    It's not up to me whether to like it or not. Pittsburgh may not care for it too much however. And guess who they'll take out their frustrations on?
     
  19. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    non-productive stops tend to get cancelled real quick around here.
     
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  20. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I’ve had pick up stops close down leaving an empty building. Fedex has left those stops on my pick up list for years because the contact phone number doesn’t answer to verify they’re closed. Fedex pays me to stop by a vacant building everyday. Easy money.
     
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