Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by overflowed, Jan 7, 2015.
I've heard this is the case, but want to ask you all.
Yep. A lot of that 2day Saturday Amazon is now going through the USPS.
Last Sunday the USPS delivered two Amazon packages to my house. My station has been much slower in general.
Amazon is pulling a lot of volume out of the Ground smartpost network too. Amazon is opening more of their own distribution buildings and contracting out runs to the local post offices. They'll end up like every other shipper only giving us the big heavy crap and sending all the small easy stuff to usps.
Saturday's are basically dead at my station, collapsed routes and taking out maybe 20 stops. Now if only the frieght wouldnt be delayed 2 plus hours from mephis during the week......
There's a pm handler at our station that works at one of the Amazon distribution centers in our area. He says there's a big push there to use usps whenever possible.
And someone around here laughs at the thought of USPS becoming more of a competitor. Good thing for Fedex and UPS, Amazon isn't everything.
I would guesstimate that Amazon was at least half or more of our Saturday box freight. That has fallen off dramatically since peak.
USPS can have it all as far as I'm concerned
Hah, nope lots of amazon to go around on SAT here... enough to warrant extra drivers.
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