IRS vs Amazon: 1.5B Tax Bill, Bezos Too Busy

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  2. It's not good for us to put all of our eggs in one basket.
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  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Well bottom line is that people are now e-shoppers and whether it's Amazon or someone else people will continue to buy online and it will need to be shipped/delivered.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    No but people will just buy it somewhere else online. That isn't changing.
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  5. I agree. I also think there will be about ten amazons ten years from now. Just imagine if ups decided to start their own Amazon. Logisticly it would be very easy.
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I wonder if they've ever looked into it.
  7. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Nope. That idea is still at the bottom of an endless pile of spreadsheets of metrics to examine and scrutinize via conference calls.
  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Yes. They decided it would be too hard to pull product off racks with forklifts that can't go in reverse.
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  9. MechLift

    MechLift Member

    Transportation and retail are two different competencies. I cannot think of a retail outfit that does both, Home Depot sort of.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Bezos is too busy? What's he doing? Filling orders on the warehouse floor?
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Have a drone take him to court.
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Begging ups to take all the stuff fedex can't deliver?
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Home Depot doesn't have a SCS division.

    UPS could very well operate their own version of Amazon.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A long time ago several retail stores had their own delivery services. That went away because it was cheaper to use carriers like UPS to deliver those packages.
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The only problem is we'd be shooting ourselves in the foot. We would be competing with the companies with which we currently are partnered so all that miscellaneous volume could dry up. If I'm Walmart no way I'm paying Target a dollar to deliver my stuff.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    UPS looked at diversification outside the Transportation sector some 20 years ago, tried it and decided against it.
    UPS for the foreseeable future will concentrate on Transportation sector activities.
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Nah. You guys have shown your stripes on that. Nobody was impressed.
  18. MechLift

    MechLift Member

    There was the passenger airline foray, but what an overcrowded industry.

    FedEx is making a stab at the retail space with FedEx Offices but I do not think they are learning much when you see highlighters for $2.99 each, candy bar counters and permanent Hiring Now signs.
  19. oldstagg

    oldstagg Member

    we already do the retail as part of our logistics service to some of the big shippers