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FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by Brian Lutz » August 7th, 2019, 7:35 am

https://komonews.com/news/business/fede ... ith-amazon

FedEx has announced that they will no longer make deliveries for Amazon in any capacity, as Amazon builds up its own delivery infrastructure. Probably not a huge loss for them, as I can't ever recall receiving an Amazon package delivered by FedEx anyway.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by pseudo3d » August 7th, 2019, 8:18 am

Most of the Amazon packages I've gotten have come in via UPS. Several years ago, Amazon downscaled their packaging and sent a lot of things through traditional mail, which often involves it getting stuffed in the mailbox.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by Brian Lutz » August 7th, 2019, 8:41 am

In my experience anything small enough to fit in the mailbox easily goes by USPS and larger items by UPS (occasionally OnTrac,) but more and more I'm seeing items delivered by Amazon drivers. Amazon delivery vans, Amazon trailers and even Amazon planes are starting to show up more and more as well.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by Alpha8472 » December 9th, 2019, 12:25 am

The talk from Fedex employees was that Amazon dumped 300,000 packages all at once without warning. Amazon was a bad customer for Fedex. They caused too many problems and did not make enough profit.

The Amazon packages overwhelmed Fedex and their ontime performance slipped. When Fedex packages are late for their regular customers, Fedex loses money. Fedex does not want the unpredictable nature of Amazon packages. Fedex employees were glad when Amazon dropped Fedex. Fedex wants UPS to be overwhelmed and be late. This would mean more customers for Fedex, since UPS would be less reliable.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by storewanderer » January 18th, 2020, 11:23 am

I think Amazon is better off handling its own deliveries. Amazon is so particular with its statistics and how things are done, and how many times something happens in an hour, they should control the whole process.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by mbz321 » February 8th, 2020, 9:25 am

Sort of related, but FexEx has drastically cut shipping prices for eBay sellers, especially for larger, heavier items. I sell occasionally and usually use USPS for convenience. I just sold a computer and the FedEx rates were less than half of USPS rates....I'm kind of shocked how inexpensive they are. I wonder if it will stay that way or it is a limited time thing.

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Re: FedEx will no longer make Amazon deliveries

Post by cjd » February 9th, 2020, 9:53 am

I've been preferring FedEx lately because of their flexibility in allowing packages to be directed to Walgreens Photo counter for pickup. Very convenient. At one time USPS allowed request of pickup of packages at the post office by the sender but I think now they charge for this.

UPS has started a similar service by using access points at certain businesses. The nearest to me is Michaels. But I find they aren't as quite as easy to work with because there is no designated area for package pickup. You basically have to wait for them to page the manager who then has to go find the package. Instead of just going straight to a designated area where someone is ready to grab it for you.

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