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United Parcel Service, Inc. Message Board

hannsjobb 5 posts  |  Last Activity: May 8, 2014 4:14 PM Member since: Oct 4, 2004
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    Is FDX insane?

    by hannsjobb May 8, 2014 2:28 PM
    hannsjobb hannsjobb May 8, 2014 4:14 PM Flag

    An article in Bloomberg Business talks about the possibility that UPS might not match the FDX dimensional shipping charge move. Basically it argues the point that if companies feel they're being charged too much, they look for their own solutions. I think FDX is running scared about how to meet future expectations. What is most preposterous is they just gutted their express workforce as part of their cost efficiency action plan. They also went on their largest share buyback spree in their history (at inflated prices). Now they've moved on to putting the squeeze on their ground customers. They've already been screwing the independent contractors who make up their home delivery service for years. Hopefully, any loss in volume by t this new pricing mode doesn't hurt these IC's any further. My view is I hope UPS does not go along with the FDX master plan and gains some business. BTW, the dividend should be announced today, right?

  • hannsjobb by hannsjobb May 8, 2014 2:28 PM Flag

    Amazon is now offering Sunday delivery thru a Post Office partnership in 17 major cities for certain products. The pricing is very reasonable. After initial success, they expanded the program. No doubt, their long-range plan is to add to their own network. It sure seems the FDX pan to employ wide scale dimensional shipping charge policy in 2015 is questionable at best. I for one hope UPS choose not to follow suit.

  • hannsjobb by hannsjobb Apr 29, 2014 8:48 AM Flag

    Anybody aware of any upgrades/downgrades since the earning s report?

  • Anybody aware of any?

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    Perhaps simple logic explains share price

    by dudesbag Apr 24, 2014 10:08 AM
    hannsjobb hannsjobb Apr 24, 2014 1:42 PM Flag

    Wow- UPS off only a nickle after missing by a dime.

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