Can Amazon Replace UPS, FedEx, and USPS? Amazon hopes to make a dent in their delivery cost.
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How’s this for cozy? UPS‘s vice president of corporate public affairs is the second vice chairman of ALEC’s private enterprise advisory board. Meanwhile, FedEx has at least one lobbyist on the executive committee for ALEC’s Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force. Good thing can we still rely on the U.S. Postal Serv … I can’t even type that sentence with a straight face, ugh.
United Parcel Service is straining to handle a surge in online sales that has resulted in more holiday volume than it had expected, causing a wave of disruptions that could spell trouble for the holiday season. On-time delivery rates for UPS ground packages based on their normal shipping transit times last week fell to 91%, according to an analysis of millions of packages by software developer ShipMatrix Inc. During the same week last year, the on-time rate was 97%, which is UPS’s usual average during nonpeak months.