Has saturday amazon slowed down for your station?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by overflowed, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I've heard this is the case, but want to ask you all.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Yep. A lot of that 2day Saturday Amazon is now going through the USPS.
  3. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Last Sunday the USPS delivered two Amazon packages to my house. My station has been much slower in general.
  4. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    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......
  6. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    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.
  7. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    I would guesstimate that Amazon was at least half or more of our Saturday box freight. That has fallen off dramatically since peak.
  9. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    USPS can have it all as far as I'm concerned
  10. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Hah, nope lots of amazon to go around on SAT here... enough to warrant extra drivers.