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Because of this surge, Abell said, he’d just spent five days coming up with a plan that called for more planes, extra package handlers, and double shifts at UPS’s gargantuan Worldport sorting center in Louisville. Abell wouldn’t name the vexing customer. But Jay Dennis, communications director for Teamsters Local 89, which represents Worldport workers, later told me it was Amazon. Even so, in December, UPS was swamped with Amazon packages and struggled to meet its deadlines. So was FedEx. Amazon made no secret of its displeasure. “Amazon fulfillment centers processed and tendered customer orders to delivery carriers in time for holiday delivery,” an Amazon spokeswoman said at the time.
“People blamed UPS,” says Robert Lieb, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University. “But the reality of the situation was Amazon dumped significantly more volume on UPS on Dec. 23 than they had agreed to give them. I mean, you can’t go out and lease more planes the day before Christmas, and you can’t put additional workers on.” Amazon and UPS prefer not to discuss the incident, but Steve Gaut, a UPS spokesman, says his company worked out a system so that it has more “visibility” into its customers’ holiday loads.
Either way, Amazon accelerated its effort to avoid any more holiday snafus. By the end of 2014, it had 23 sorting centers in the U.S. “A blitz is the way to describe it,” says Ben Conwell, a former Amazon real estate executive involved in the construction spree. “Those buildings couldn’t open fast enough.” The same year, Amazon launched Prime Now in New York, with couriers who drove cars, rode bikes, and took public transportation. “They have people riding the subway in New York with carts loaded up with Amazon boxes,” says Marc Wulfraat, founder of MWPVL, the supply chain consultant. “They use students, hustlers, people who are just trying to make a buck.” Amazon has since extended Prime Now to more than 40 cities. The service’s most popular items are bottled water and toilet paper, though the company also recently said it had delivered 300,000 condoms since Prime Now’s debut. Try calling FedEx next time your bedside drawer is empty.Opt out of Amazon personalized Ads / Emails
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12. Want Add-On items, but don’t want to spend ?
The add-on item program launched a few years ago, basically classifying groups of items that Amazon will lose money on by shipping separately. Amazon wants you to spend at least to qualify for shipping these items.
However, there is a workaround. If you are planning on pre-ordering entertainment media, a game like Fallout 4 or a Blu-ray like Avengers: Age of Ultron, you can add that onto your order to raise the minimum without actually being charged for it. Amazon doesn’t charge for preorders until shipping time. Of course, if you change your mind about the pre-order after receiving your package of add-ons, you can always cancel the pre-order without any repercussions.
13. Textbooks on Amazon may be cheaper in other countries
It’s no secret that sites like Amazon and Chegg are taking a bite out of the predatory college bookstore market. However, there’s another