Post Office Dropboxes

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DONE, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. DONE

    DONE New Member

    Got word that the post office drop boxes are gone as of next week. Anyone else hear about this yet? The purple tower is crumbling a bit more. I wonder if we will lose the post office freight that we move next?
  2. FedUpRTD

    FedUpRTD Member

    I heard about a month ago that the drop boxes were going to be removed, but no timeline was mentioned.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Think they'll let us move ours in?:wink2:
  4. check6ii

    check6ii New Member

    I hope we lose it-Im sick of all the ground, mail, fast post is in there.

    Out of curiosity, WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT FROM????? Bet its BS
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Go for it. You'll find out real quick that they're more trouble than what they're worth.
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. You're probably getting the new contract. Another Boo Hoo moment for Fred.
  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I love it.
    My PO box is my latest ready pup. I'll be able to go home much earlier if I run out of work.
  8. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    This was announced by Fedex back in July. And yes, there is a chance that Fedex will lose part of the postal contract they currently have.

    "FedEx also said it is preparing to remove about 5,000 drop boxes at U.S. Postal Service locations in about 340 metropolitan areas, in line with a separate agreement that expired in June."

    Fedex pays to have the drop boxes at USPS locations. If the boxes are not performing well, doesn't it make fiscal sense to remove them?

    FedEx risks losing $1 billion-plus Post Office contract to UPS | Reuters
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have 5 on my area---4 of them are very productive. 1 of them that I had added to the route is in front of a medical office complex and regularly has 3-4 NDA medical packs (urine samples) along with other returns. I have found that a little daily maintenance makes them a lot easier to handle.
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Well have fun digging through the mail that clueless customers put in your dropboxes once they're on Postal property. Gonna take more than a little daily maintenance to stop that.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have that issue now--if the packages/mail can fit in a mailbox I drop them there if not I bring them to MBE and drop them there.