Imagine my Amazon Prime shock

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Code 82 Approved, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    I ordered a new microwave oven on Amazon yesterday, and went to track it just now and it shall be delivered tomorrow.

    Via USPS

  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I hate to burst UPS's bubble but I've always had good luck with stuff sent via USPS--------------also by Fedex Ground. To tell the truth UPS very seldom delivers anything to me anymore and I order lots of stuff.
  3. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    99% of my X-mas stuff came UPS via Amazon Prime
  4. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    I believe anything ordered on the weekend is shipped USPS when using prime.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I think it depends on depends on what part of the country you live in.
  6. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    USPS delivers Friday Amazon prime purchases on Sundays in my city.
  7. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Amazon has distribution centers set up all across the country in most major cities, USPS can deliver them almost overnight like a letter sent from one side of town to the other side of town.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you send a letter from one side of my town to the other it goes 100+ miles to Minneapolis first to be sorted--then back another 100+ miles to be delivered----just like the way UPS operates. The only difference is that the USPS usually takes up to 3 days to do it.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The Post Office closed down their processing center in town so a letter going across town that used to be delivered the next day now takes 3 days.
  10. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    In the major metro areas Amazon brings their freight straight to the local post office that will deliver it. They don't use the usps sort beyond the last mile. They do what we do with smart/sure post. The more centers Amazon puts up the more they cut us out.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is another reason Amazon is trying to build a DC (distribution center) in as many states as possible. There will be an Internet sales tax within the next 5 years and Amazon knows that the tax will not apply to retail stores that have a brick and mortar presence.
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not really. Now you are only supposed to get charged a state sales tax if the company has a brick and mortar presence in that state so it would be a move for more local distribution centers and not about taxes. That would not apply to the few states without state sales taxes though.