As Amazon Air Expands, FedEx And UPS May Suffer How Scammers in China Manipulate Amazon 5 months ago   10:15

Amazon aims to compete with FedEx and UPS in the logistics and shipping industry. That's what analysts told CNBC after Amazon Air recently expanded to 50 planes and announced it will open a $1.5 billion air hub in Northern Kentucky in 2021. Amazon is handling up to 26% of its own shipping, meaning FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service are losing a portion of Amazon's business. FedEx says it's not worried, but Morgan Stanley reports the major shippers have already lost 2% revenue to Amazon Air.
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As Amazon Air Expands, FedEx And UPS May Suffer

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Which industry do you think Amazon will disrupt next?
rodolphe cahen
around 6:00, you have the perfect bling ass manager who's one day will be proven soooo wrong !!!
Amazon is eating everyone in business!
Иммиграция В Канаду
Never use UPS. We all should ignore this company. UPS company is mocking me. I'm ready to start a trial on this company or something like that. I got a message from UPS about delivery on Jul10. And I didn't get it. Also, they didn't collect my phone number which the sender with 1 day delay. On July 15th their website suggested me that the delivery would be on July 16th and the website made me wait the whole evening and I got no delivery. At 6:20 pm I didn't meet anybody and I called the UPS help center. Their representative said that there's no delivery for this day. It's a mistake on UPS system and I should wait for the package by the end of July 17th. So I left the apartment. I came home and I got a note that it was delivered but nobody was at home. So after 7 days of the delivery day, 5 phones calls, 5 emails I still had no delivery. They left the sticker which suggested to pickup the package at their location point. The the next day when I waited to visit their location suddenly their website said that it's out for delivery and I had to sit at home from 4 to 8pm the third time during this week. I was waiting the whole evening. I saw a UPS truck leaving. I ran after it with no success and I found another sticker on the porch. So the delivery guy simply didn't want to go in the building which the first delivery guy did on the previous day. Nobody called me while every time I call their customer service they collect my phone number. I called UPS phone service again and I was said it will be on July 18. They made a request to bring my package to their location. Today it's July 18th. I called their customer service and I was said that the previous request was made incorrectly again and I will not have my package delivered today to their location. I paid for this item 3750 CAD and around 500 taxes which UPS collected. I think they lost my package and they hide this fact or they opened the package and they use it or something like that. Even if it's not I still feel like it's mockery. I've been mocked by UPS for 8 days in a row. Plus it'm afraid they may steal my 3750 CAD for item and 500 CAD in taxes.
Xao yaj
I shop Amazon for most of all my stuff and I also contract with amazon on the side for delivery services = win win! screw fedex, usps, and ups.. it’ll only get bigger and better. Nothing last forever
Fernando Bonanno
I said before CEO and management of companies are the down fall not the employees !! Hey moron at FedEx how long did it take you and UPS to get to the level
that you are today , Amazon is just starting , just pure arrogance !!!! Hey FedEx in a few years you will be eating those words !!!!!!!!!
oh yes, buy and use the services of ONE CORPORATION. nothing could evvverrr go wrong there.....
Alpha QuickShip
Doesn't this smell like monopoly? headquarters in D.C., problem solved!
Amazon at IPO, was "just an online book retailer" .... hard to believe what has happened since!!!
Derrick Smith
The Postal Service is losing over $2.5 Billion annually ($4 Billion in 2018), meaning JonQ Taxpayers subsidizes its continual existence. The DECREASES revenue/business from Amazon will really hurt them even more! The USPS never recovered after Fed and UPS entered the market and then digital mail (emails) replaced snail mail and postage! Let's be clear, Amazon is not trying to be a carrier, they just want to CONTROL shipping cost to end customers to INCREASE THEIR MARGINS vs paying Fedex and USPS that cost to ship to their end customers. Walmart was probably meddling with FedEx and USPS shipping rates to Amazon thus Amazon took drastic actions to create it's own carrier service to it's end customers.
Jeremy Boby
Cars are next
Jeffrey D
Complicated. If I were Jeff, Id still be selling a few hundred books a day out of my garage and just calling UPS everyday......but then again, Im no furnace of ambition...
Venture Electronics
Those sidewalk robots will give the thieves a new challenge.
MV Master
if only sears wasn't stupid. then we could have phyiscal amazon stores
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Michael Horn
Why are so many people calling Amazon a monopoly? Does Amazon offer anything you can't get somewhere else? Just because they do it cheaper or faster than their competition doesn't make them a monopoly. Shop around. You're perfectly welcome to spend more or wait longer for the same products elsewhere. I recently needed a simple fuel line fitting for my car. Did my local Autozone or Oreilley's even carry it? NO! But you know who did? Amazon. If so-called specialty stores can't step up their game enough to compete with a broad-market general retailer like Amazon, then I guess they DESERVE to lose some business to them. Companies need to WAKE THE HELL UP! Looking at YOU, FedEx.
Michael Horn
"We honestly don't see a world where Amazon would be a competitor to FedEx..." Just wait, Buddy. That's just what Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Sears all thought, too. Better step up your game NOW, before it's too late.
Good UPS & USPS should have been shipping faster than maybe id be on their side
The post office is losing money because they must fully vest their retirement fund many years in advanced. Additionally, if you take into consideration that the trucks and facilities they have open now would be open whether or not they did business with amazon, you'd realize they are only using existing infra to support the logistics efforts and thus it is a profitable venture. It only becomes a net loss if you assume they would have needed to buy more infra and sorting facilities to support it - they don't. Additionally, while the post office is not funded by tax dollars the us gov has taken money from the post office's coffers on more than one occasion. *drum roll* cuz they do make money but must abide by very unusual standards so they look like theyve lost money
James E Carson
here's the thing: Amazon has no unions. That is why after they met with unions in NYC, they cancelled the building of their mega headquarters in Queens NY across the river from Manhattan. Business cannot survive with unions. Just look at our auto industry. This is not rocket science. China has no unions.
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