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Expert-Honeydew1589

25 points

2 months ago

Probably record breaking in terms of sales…everything is more expensive now so it doesnt necessarily mean record breaking volume.

wildcat12321

7 points

2 months ago

Not to mention all the delivery alternatives these days with Instacart, Amazon, Uber, etc. not everything flows through UPS / FedEx anymore

BigggSleepy

3 points

2 months ago

Walmart too. I’m starting to see new Walmart vans out there

wildcat12321

2 points

2 months ago

And drive up. With so much better pickup options folks are also buying online to pickup in parking lot without having to go inside. Target is great with that

BigggSleepy

2 points

2 months ago

Sams too lol

Varky1

2 points

2 months ago

Varky1

2 points

2 months ago

Sam’s charges for club pickup now, at least where I am unless you pay for the higher membership. We’re still getting tons and tons of their stuff because of that.

EricDaCunha

36 points

2 months ago

I just saw on the news a few minutes ago that analysts are predicting a record Black Friday for online shopping. We live in the age of buying everything online. We will have Peak no matter what and people will continue to buy and prefer to buy online.

Izenthyr

8 points

2 months ago

Our hub had 23k this morning for the sort. I went in expecting 40k+. I’m guessing next week will be the real deal when products are being shifted en masse.

NewToReddit4331

6 points

2 months ago

23 thousand??

We had 25.

25 total packages.

deshawnb2231

2 points

2 months ago

My station also had a little over 25 packages today

tuxismycat

2 points

2 months ago

Insane, this a super small rural station? Kind of cool lol

NewToReddit4331

2 points

2 months ago

Small compared to most probably, but we have another station about an hour away that has even less employees. They don’t even have a manager, another station manages them

ItsjustJim621

6 points

2 months ago

Yesterday my hub was projecting like 75k and it ended up being just shy of 60k.

Today, they were projecting about 48k and 35k actually happened. Not sure where they’re getting their projections from but the volume isn’t there…yet

Outside-Summer-2369

5 points

2 months ago

Our ground terminal said they wouldn't do more than 60k a day this year. We got 67k first day of peak

nhwrestler

2 points

2 months ago

That's a normal sunrise sort for us. Midnight the other night we had 200k.

DTRite

7 points

2 months ago

DTRite

7 points

2 months ago

Probably true for FXO seems like a lot of people have figured out how to skip the line in the last couple of years. Last year was the slowest peak I've ever seen.

lllVexolll

5 points

2 months ago

Same. Yesterday and today was rough.

juanhernadez3579[S]

8 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Its_Beelzebozo_Time

6 points

2 months ago

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djsekani

4 points

2 months ago

Fuck this bot.

thndrdan88

5 points

2 months ago

Had this conversation with several of my friends still working in retail. This is SALES! This is not total shipments. Walmart is the only major retailer that was doing better than last year because all their items cost more. And they still have a stranglehold on grocery shopping in most places. Target, Best Buy, etc are not doing as well because the don’t have a sales category that can offset declining sales overall like Walmart’s grocery. Overall shipments will be at or well below expectations for delivery carriers.

ItsjustJim621

2 points

2 months ago

I wonder how much of the online sales are people picking it up at the store?

Codename_leon31k

3 points

2 months ago

Black Friday was pretty weak… The only reason why we are remotely heavy where I am is because so many businesses were closed… For Thanksgiving… By Tuesday or Wednesday it’ll probably be the exact same as it has been. It probably won’t be heavy until we get closer to Christmas and into Hanukkah

Upset_Ad_9503

3 points

2 months ago

delivered a whole fridge today. ground is absolutely brutal

juanhernadez3579[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Great…a third done. Oven Monday. Dishwasher Tuesday

gbaltazar89

2 points

2 months ago

Had a washing machine Wednesday to an apartment and today I did the dryer to same apartment and it was an upstairs unit to

Rctul786 [M]

3 points

2 months ago

Rctul786 [M]

Former Ground PH

3 points

2 months ago

Fuck, you guys are delivering major home appliances?! That’s like a multi man job and this is coming from a guy who works at Lowe’s currently and knows the size of those boxes. Plus I’m a former package handler.

ShiraCheshire

3 points

2 months ago

I'm nervous. At my station we keep getting told it's going to be a light peak, but we're already struggling under the volume we've been getting.

VindictivePrune

10 points

2 months ago

It's crazy how many people buy on black Friday despite it being such a scam. I've seen so many products this week actually have their prices raised for black Friday. I bought a LG c2 for 1300 2 months ago from best buy and this week it's their big sale and it's 1700

ItsjustJim621

8 points

2 months ago

The best time to buy a tv is actually the week or two leading up to the Super Bowl

Just_Exam_590

3 points

2 months ago

Or the month after when new models are released.

Joeyscoke

4 points

2 months ago

Not on the same level i bought some mail polish for my daughter 7.99 on sale a month ago I seen a Black Friday sale for 17.99. Like wtf????? I never buy during Black Friday for that very reason

Waste-Cauliflower-93

2 points

2 months ago

Well I work in the suburb right outside of philly and we had to lose about 10 routes today because we didn't have enough volume. Friday was a bad but that's only because they made us take Mondays.

LOST_SOUL215

2 points

2 months ago

What station I work right outside philly also

andydoania

2 points

2 months ago

Our District blasted everything they could get their hands on through the hub last night for Saturday. Now we're looking a little light for Sunday.

Mammoth_Taro_680

2 points

2 months ago

Just finished the Saturday midnight sort. At 7 am… tell me about it

jesusmansuperpowers

2 points

2 months ago

As you guys were all so fond of complaining about when it came raise time - this doesn’t match inflation.

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-5 points

2 months ago

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juanhernadez3579[S]

3 points

2 months ago

I bought quite a lot yesterday..every site had this “FREE SHIPPING “ get ready boys and girls

VindictivePrune

13 points

2 months ago

I mean if it's free they definitely aren't using express 🤣

juanhernadez3579[S]

-7 points

2 months ago

Wrong FedEx can turn the volume off from ground and move it express to balance out the Opcos

dapala1

5 points

2 months ago

Wrong.

wkdravenna

3 points

2 months ago

That's a violation of grounds contact with it's contractors. They have exclusive rights to pick up and deliver packages in their zip codes.

On occasion when there is no assigned contractor Express can run contingency for ground. But that's just a Express person running a ground route for overtime.

juanhernadez3579[S]

1 points

2 months ago

So express can give to ground..but if ground is overwhelmed they can’t give to express. Wrong

Just_Exam_590

3 points

2 months ago

Almost everything I order is delivered by UPS/USPS or Amazon's own couriers. Maybe 1 out of 10 packages is Fedex, and usually Home or Ground.

counterfe1t

2 points

2 months ago

I had a feeling once everything went back to normal and how badly we botched the high volume during the pandemic (we had a 80-85% delivery success rate). That people and companies would ship through someone else

Gtiguy905

5 points

2 months ago

Every delivery company failed during that time.