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Salvage1
07-19-2019
02:46 PM ET (US)
The past two days we got bombed with huge parcels. I had to make a morning parcel run to make room for the daily mail.
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Hersbird
07-18-2019
11:25 PM ET (US)
The numbers are so convoluted but here is a stab. The PO had about 70 billion in total revenue. Of that less than 7 billion was competitive products including Amazon. I saw one report that estimated Amazon was 25% of the competitive total which would be 1.75 billion. Now think about that 70 billion total and 1.75 from Amazon or 2.5%. Think about how much of your day not counting the fixed time like breaks, travel, and standups is taken up by Amazon (remember it counts everything from SPRs to 50 pound bags of dog food). 2.5% of 7 hours or about 10 mins? Ha! more like at least 1/2 hour, some days even multiple hours. Granted carriers have the biggest burden but I would guess we are also the biggest cost overall.
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Cali to Colo
07-18-2019
05:58 PM ET (US)
I didn't realize Postalmag had that FedEx article up on their homepage today, otherwise I would not have mentioned it.
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Cali to Colo
07-18-2019
05:30 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Boss.
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Boss Basher
07-18-2019
03:45 PM ET (US)
That's most likely true. "V-time for everybody" ain't the Way to Solvency.
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Hersbird
07-18-2019
02:59 PM ET (US)
At the prices we give them good riddance! The PO acts like that 7 billion in revenue is actually 7 billion in the green. It probably costs us 10 billion to make 7 billion so although we lose 7 billion in revenue we save 10 billion in costs.
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Boss Basher
07-18-2019
02:23 PM ET (US)
Here it is, Cali

https://www.businessinsider.com/fedex-amaz...on-logistics-2019-7
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Cali to Colo
07-18-2019
02:16 PM ET (US)
Business Insider (sorry, no link) says FedEx is sounding the alarm . . . concerned that maybe Amazon will join the delivery business (in addition to delivering their own) and pull away business from FedEx. Why not, if Amazon can make a little something. All delivery businesses should be concerned, even if this potential is decades away.
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Boss Basher
07-18-2019
01:50 PM ET (US)
It's relatively easy to do, when you have a Net Worth of $150 BILLION dollars. It's worth noting, that a low-end estimate for ending world hunger could be achieved with $7 Billion dollars per year.

However, Jeff Bezos is currently being Divorced by his ex-wife, so that $150 Billion figure is about to become MUCH smaller. And Washington State (where Bezos lives) IS a "Community Property State", which means that ALL his money and assets will be divided by ONE-HALF in the Settlement. Mrs. Bezos will soon be amply compensated, for her husband's infidelity. I sure hope he thinks it was worth it. So, forget about ending World Hunger for awhile.
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Cali to Colo
07-18-2019
01:39 PM ET (US)
I do think it is astounding how fast Amazon has acquired planes, delivery vans and taken over a lot of their own deliveries.
Edited 07-18-2019 01:40 PM
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Boss Basher
07-17-2019
11:20 PM ET (US)
I suppose Amazon will commit to delivering nearly 100% of its own parcels....it's just a matter of time. But along the way, they will learn a Lesson: That the P.O. really does "work"...never perfect and its Management is shitty beyond words...but Amazon will long for the Good Old Days, when they used to Flog USPS with a gazillion little packages at low postage rates. I'd miss it too, if I had a Deal like Amazon has had.
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poorfamily
07-17-2019
08:29 PM ET (US)
I remember last year's prime day had seemingly no effect on our office either. Tomorrow will tell.

Read an interesting article today on Amazon's delivery effort. Said they had 70 planes now vs 600+ for Fed Ex and 700+ for UPS. Also that Amazon's late deliveries have quadrupled as they continue to deliver more of their own. In 2017, when they relied on others, 4.2% of their parcels were late vs over 16% so far in 2019 at they struggle to establish their own network.
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tsumani
07-17-2019
08:09 PM ET (US)
In my office(which lost most of it's Amazon last November) Prime day is barely a blip. No factor in our office.
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Cartero
07-17-2019
06:30 PM ET (US)
/m69161
FedEx has given up flying Amazon parcels. Last mile delivery is increasingly going to Amazons in house service and flex drivers
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Stoopid Goobers
07-17-2019
05:29 PM ET (US)
I received 2 Amazon parcels today and expect 1 more tomorrow and Friday.
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poorfamily
07-17-2019
05:17 PM ET (US)
/m69163 I can't imagine that. Seems like I have had Amazon's from even before they existed. I've been carrying 26 years and can't remember the time when I had under 10 parcels, although I'm sure it was like that when I started. Today I had 50 parcels (my route is supposed to average 18), almost all Amazon's.
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