UPS vs Fedex

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Leftinbuilding, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Interesting...on Fedex's "heaviest day ever" they delivered 19.8 million pieces. UPS averages 15.8 million pieces a day, year round. Fed averages 3.4 mil a day. Didn't realize there was such a gap.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  2. Brownslave688

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

    They average more than that. They r about half our size.
  3. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Per YAHOO........How UPS will deliver millions more packages than FedEx today - Yahoo

    Holiday season in the United States is show time for United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx—respectively, the world’s number one package deliverer and largest cargo airline. With online retailers already posting huge numbers for the season, both shipping magnates are expecting big numbers for the holiday season. FedEx CEO Frederick Wallace Smith revealed Wednesday that Dec. 17 was its busiest day ever, handling 19.8 million shipments.

    That number still pales in comparison to the 28 million packages that UPS will deliver on Thursday, Dec. 20, its own busiest day of the year. On an average day, UPS handles 15.8 million packages. FedEx, by contrast, averages north of 3.4 million packages per day.

    The scale difference also shows up clearly in the financials. In their last reported fiscal years, FedEx raked in $26.5 billion in revenue (for the year ending May 2012) compared to the $53.1 billion UPS boasted (for the year ending Dec. 31).

  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    How could Fedex do that many? We have trucks and helpers all over and I see one little Fedex van half full as usual.
  5. Brownslave688

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

    I believe FedEx peak day number includes ground where as the average daily volume is just based on fed ex air. That would be my guess.
  6. Brownslave688

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

    Yep google works so well 3.5 million is federal express only. In all they move around 9 million a day.
  7. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    what are ex-mans total delivery???? air/ground/home/etc
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    FedEx - 9 M ADV to 19.8 M PeakDV = ~100% increase
    UPS - 19.8 M ADV to 28 M PeakDV = ~50% increase

    Think I would rather work at UPS during peak (and the rest of the year for that matter).

  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Like I said in my OP, "I didn't realize there was such a gap". Thanks for the clarification.
  10. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen a FedEx ground truck in 2 days.

    So why the volume spike at FedEx and not UPS.
  11. Brownslave688

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

    They go from 9 million to 20 million. We go from 15 million to 28 million. Not the same but similar jumps.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.