Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by mitchel, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    anyone else notice the loss of proflowers account? im a swing driver and barely worked 3 hours on valentines day managers didnt come out and say it, but it was brought up on wednesday...because we noticed, no flowers. we were told they will come on thursday

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Definitely noticed the lack of flowers this year. Mostly del Costco flowers and a few proflowers.
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    maybe people are getting smart and not paying 40 bucks for 12 half dead flowers and a dollar store vase!..

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Could be and people maybe bought more local flowers.
  5. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    no i was finally told ..yes we lost the account, and not to ground
  6. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    i remember rows of nothing but flowers coming down the belt in previous years...did not happen the time
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Fine with me either way.

    Too many customers expecting us to be florists.
  8. mitchel

    mitchel Member

    lol cactus. its one of the few time i enjoy delivering anymore. at least they are happy getting something
  9. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    weird... we were swamped w/ those & FTD & some fruits/ cherries/ other perishables the past Wed/Thurs/Fri/ then died out w/ a few on Sat...

    not as much as last year, since those companies were using other carriers to get as much stuff out of their warehouses during that time (like what amazon does)
  10. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    I don't know who was having issues, but I heard there was a lot of missed flower shipments this year, I'll have to go check...


    Yes, indeed. Mine cost me $6.99 for a dozen roses @ Aldi's and the wife loved them. They sure did the trick!

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I heard some of the local guys in my area were del till midnight.
  13. Myort

    Myort Member

    They moved Ground. I ordered some for my wife and they were delivered via Home Delivery. I tracked them and it appears Pro Flowers set up regional shipping locations to be able to pull this off. Most of the ones we moved at my station were P1.
  14. I ordered Pro Flowers .. 2 orders .. 1 for Tuesday and another for Wednesday .. both were delivered to my gf via Express ..
  15. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    2? You romantic devil you!
  16. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    I definitely saw less Proflowers this year than last year, but we did have some. Also a spike in Harry&David, FTD, Red Envelope, etc.
  17. Alleycar

    Alleycar Member

    I had a lot of Proflowers and Sherri's Berries. A few 1-800-flowers and FTDs. UPS driver here
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Why are some people saying they moved Ground and others are saying they didn't move Ground? Or did ProFlowers split it up this year among several carriers.
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    If we are talking UPS drivers, air drivers can't move ground.
  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    They move ground...I seen it last year...They put upgrade stickers on every package and said,,,,,,, its now air! we have the right to upgrade what we want to...WTF!!!!!Not only is the DOK good for tolietpaper so is our contract!!!!!!!!