FedEx Seen Caught in Shipping Shift as Cheap Trumps Quick

Discussion in 'The Latest FedEx Headlines' started by cheryl, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    FedEx Seen Caught in Shipping Shift as Cheap Trumps Quick - Bloomberg

    The operator of the world’s largest cargo airline may be seeing a more permanent change in its market, as customers turn to cheaper, slower ground deliveries and even ocean shipping. It’s an evolution that threatens to touch United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and Deutsche Post AG (DPW)’s DHL Worldwide Express, too.

    “There has been a secular shift from ‘got to get it there overnight’ to more deferred products,” said Jeff Kauffman, a Sterne Agee & Leach Inc. analyst in New York. “Not because they can’t afford it, but because they are finding out the deferred choices are just as time specific.”
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    No offense to FedEx, but I prefer UPS delivering my packages. That was my feeling long before I started working here, too.
  3. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    None taken.
  4. upser92

    upser92 Member

    This is why UPS is just a better company. FedEx is designed to prosper on their air capabilities but honestly what's the point in overnighting it if you can get it for sure in 4 days. Heck I just got a package on amazon and with standard shipping got it in 4 days as promised
  5. Gumby

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  6. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Wow! This is quite sobering. I work for Express and like it there. I certainly understand the shift some customers have taken toward shipping more by ground. But there still are and will remain a lot of companies that need it there the next day. A smaller group, apparently. From my perspective, can you say "Increasing healthcare plan costs"?
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    6 year old thread, whatever shift they were making it has done,shifted another way
  8. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Yes I just caught that. Obviously, the market swung in another direction.