Walmart made express quit amazon

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Paswingcourier, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Paswingcourier

    Paswingcourier New Member

  2. zeev

    zeev Member

    No poor margins in express caused the dump. We are still moving Amazon just not delivering it by express. 50 lbs weight limit , casual drivers in rural areas Express is being downgraded.
     
  3. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    That’s right, express is being downgraded. Except we are still just as busy without any Amazon sooooo
     
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Oh, not this again.

    Express is being downgraded, that's why there was a parade of people at my sta for interviews for two new positions they're hiring for, this week.
     
  5. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Dead cat bounce
     
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  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Weight limit hasn't changed. What we're required to be able to lift without assistance has.
     
  7. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I think he’s referring to Amazon’s weight limit for their drivers. Anything over 50 gets outsourced to us or ups.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he is talking about Express.
     
  9. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Well it is hard to put more than 50lbs in an envelope.
     
  10. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The article was a piece of amusing fiction.Congress would never approve the sale of the USPS to Bezos or anybody for that matter without requiring the buyer to assume the USPS pension obligations. The biggest driver of change going forward will be over capacity or a huge spike in oil prices forcing carriers to apply enormous fuel surcharges or reduce service levels to the sparsely populated and or economically depressed rural areas.
    One thing they share in common is that all they want is that easy in town stuff while none want a thing to do with the bum :censored2:s . And if they cut back service too far in those areas they might find themselves sitting in the hot seat in front of a congressional committee that's not in a good mood that day.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    But you can bet they sure will try.
     
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  12. The Article was very good,many parts i agree with. The end sentence however will not happen with the USPS/Amazon. The 500 Fed-Ex in house centers has been touched on for awhile (anyone know how many are actually up and running) I think it is a great idea, for code 8's,sig req, hold at locations, next could be be same day delivery's in larger markets.Amazon is and now and will be a playing force for sure in the next 5 years, logistics is their #1 priority moving forward.
     
  13. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Not sure but our last two chewy orders came Express... (not dog food I wouldn't do that to our friends)