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Look Out USPS, An Innovative Approach From Amazon

 
 
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Posted 05/14/2019   05:51 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In another thread, I mentioned that Amazon is setting the bar very high for online sellers. Even without premium services like 'Prime', Amazon is setting buyers value expectations for incredibly fast delivery times. Here is more evidence that Amazon is setting the competition bar higher and higher for online sellers.

" Amazon to provide up to $10,000 for employees to start new delivery businesses"

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a...s-2019-05-13

https://www.geekwire.com/2019/amazo...y-companies/

I know that folks love to hate on eBay, but the real 800 pound gorilla is Google and Amazon. These two companies are dominating online buying/selling and make eBay look insignificant. Heck, even UPS/FedEx/USPS should be looking over their shoulders.
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Posted 05/14/2019   07:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I read that Uber was trying to do something similar as they expand.
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Posted 05/14/2019   09:08 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also announced today
Walmart announces next-day delivery, firing back at Amazon

Fast delivery is clearly identified as being of extreme importance for online selling. Stamp sellers should be looking at things they can do lessen shipping time and delivery times.

The luxury of waiting a day or two before packing, having the parcel sit on the floor for a one or so, etc. is not going to meet online buyer's expectations moving forward.
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Posted 05/14/2019   10:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Competition is a good thing. As you mentioned Don, UPS/FedEx/USPS can all be affected by this.
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Posted 05/14/2019   11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
USPS already has contract delivery.. two types... Rural Carriers & HCR (Highway Contract Routes). Rural Carriers can take advantage of USPS benefits but they are responsible for vehicles (all aspects) relief, vacation, & sick replacements...
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Posted 05/14/2019   11:39 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I understand wanting some things ASAP, but who needs their collectibles yesterday. The idea that I need a jet on standby to ship my eBay stamp sales is a bit much.
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Posted 05/15/2019   08:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a dramatic change from not that many years ago where you would place an order and no clue when it shipped or when it would arrive. The USPS logistical system usually meets 2 or 3 day delivery even for first class or media mail. I recall in years past on ordering from stamp supply places and waiting. I can order stamp mounts from Global stamp and get them in 2 days postpaid over $25.00 orders.
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Posted 05/15/2019   3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billresh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I heard on the news that in response to Walmart, Amazon was also shortening its 2 day delivery to 1 day delivery for prime members, or vice versa. Three cheers for competition.
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Edited by billresh - 05/15/2019 4:46 pm
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