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Amazon testing its own delivery service #4534508
10/05/17 09:57 AM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline OP
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Amazon to test its own delivery service.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...rival-fedex-ups

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534510
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Makes sense. Around me they actually already have some vans/trucks. 99% of what I get delivered to the house comes from Amazon.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534511
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I live in NJ and have received deliveries from a private Amazon delivery service. It's just a plain white van and they deliver on Sundays.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534520
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They have start that service here. It needs tuning 4 of the last five package said they had been delivered and 4 of them got delivered else where. The neighbors porch I spotted them after they said they had been delivered and they weren't on my porch.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534526
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They've been doing it for quite a while here, white Nissan cargo vans with Amazon logos on the sides.

They also hire private contractors to deliver packages in their own cars, sort of like Uber.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534529
10/05/17 10:23 AM
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Around here, Amazon switched from UPS to USPS about a year or so ago, and they have USPS deliver Amazon packages on Sundays, as well. When USPS first took over, there were a lot of mis-deliveries - they were placing my packages at nearby neighbors' doors. They have since gotten better about this.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534534
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Whoever is doing 'last mile' delivery for Amazon around here should lose their jobs. Packages that are handled by UPS get here in two days to our doorstep which is inside a gated apartment community. Packages handled by Lasership or the mysterious white van service can't seem to find the right street (all named after trees) or the right building number (101-106). Sorry, guys. Delivering my package to 101 Maple when I live on 101 Elm is not 'close enough'. Delivering my package to 102 Elm is not 'close enough'. Leaving it at the bottom of the stairs in the breezeway is not 'close enough'. Heck, just two days ago we found an Amazon box sitting on a rock outside the gate next to the road because they couldn't figure out how to get in here! Unbelievable.

FedEx, UPS and USPS all have their issues, but at least delivering packages is all they do and they have it figured out. Amazon taking it in-house it a terrible idea.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534547
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Yes I've noticed that! I ordered a toilet seat and it was delivered by some guy driving an unmarked primer gray van complete with missing hubcaps.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534548
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Mr Nice Offline OP
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Some of these people are not doing their job if they are just dropping off packages in random areas cause they are too lazy to find correct address.

I do know Amazon is leasing some Boeing 767s to help expand their business.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534578
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where I live about 1 in 4 packages FROM AMAZON are delivered by Amazon, half of those are misdelivered. They are people in private cars.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534753
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My guess is they are doing this to either pick the most profitable route for themselves (i.e. high density communities, college dorms, apartment complex, small items that doesn't take much space or weight, low cost items that they don't need to worry about thieves), and let other carriers deal with the less profitable ones.

Another possibility is union busting. It is cheaper to contract the "shared economy" than to pay the union and the middleman.

They are building up the Fresh food delivery service, so might as well deliver the non perishable items.

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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534830
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice

I do know Amazon is leasing some Boeing 767s to help expand their business.


That's insane. That's a serious commitment.


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Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Mr Nice] #4534868
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Amazon - I usually get the white van delivery (Fast Track) on orders for same day delivery and next day deliveries.
I'm also in a zone where some items qualify for 2 hour delivery.
The little doggy barks to lets us know when USPS, UPS and Fedex pulls up. The white van is somewhat quiet and we sometimes don't get the doggy notification when it stops in front of our home. Perhaps training, more rewards when the notification alarms works.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: Linctex] #4534878
10/05/17 06:23 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice

I do know Amazon is leasing some Boeing 767s to help expand their business.


That's insane. That's a serious commitment.


Watching some of Jeff Bezos interviews, I'm really not surprised he made decision on the 20 leased 767s.

Re: Amazon testing its own delivery service [Re: bmwjohn] #4535101
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Originally Posted By: bmwjohn
where I live about 1 in 4 packages FROM AMAZON are delivered by Amazon, half of those are misdelivered. They are people in private cars.


I don't know if I want my package delivered in a private car. I'm seriously reconsidering my Amazon purchases.

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