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Will Amazon Buy UPS? | Jill Maurer

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Amazon made headlines across the country with its purchase of Organic Supermarket Whole Foods. Last week. In this video I talk about the design of Amazon, and what this purchase means. I also talk about why I think UPS could be its next target. Let me know in the comments what you think of my theory! Jewelry I'm Wearing: Avalanche Necklace https://jillmaurer.com/products/avalanche-necklance-grey Zebu Ear Studs https://jillmaurer.com/collections/jewelry/products/zebu-ear-studs-silver Brahma Ear Studs https://jillmaurer.com/products/brahma-ear-studs-silver White Topaz Rift Ring Read why I joined Youtube: https://jillmaurer.com/blogs/design-thoughts/lets-talk-design-on-youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillmaurerjewelry/?hl=en Website: http://www.jillmaurer.com
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Alan Lee (15 days ago)
Most of the UPS fanboys on here are probably feeder or package drivers. What they don't realize is that UPS makes no money off of those divisions. You think with all these overpaid drivers you can actually run a business? UPS has most of their money invested in real estate and are really in the business of investment. UPS is bigger than you or this chick realize and the easiest way to make money in the world is to have lots of it to begin with. There's no way Amazon can buy UPS, they're just too big and too self sustaining because they have a ton of capital that they've built over a century and are keeping it invested. If you're a UPS driver, just feel lucky that you can get a piece of that pie because there's no way your work actually contributes to UPS...look at the ops and people that are 1 to 2 hours overallowed everyday with your overinflated paychecks, pension, and benefits and realize that fact that you're trying to compete with fedex and amazon drivers that do the same work for a fraction of the pay. Most of these drivers are from an old economy and couldn't keep up in today's tighter economy. The dollar is worth les and less and you have to do more with less to make it in the current market. That means that you have to be running scratch to bonus and most of you can't do that. You didn't think it didn't add up?
laura b (1 month ago)
Invest in ups. The acquisition is coming in the summer probably
laura b (1 month ago)
I see amazon trucks in the future.
Autumn Beckman (3 months ago)
Hmm. I think some of these other commenters kind of missed the point of your video, Jill. ;)
Health Nut (2 months ago)
I dont think they miss the poit. DHL failed against these two companies... amazon is not considering the pay that UPS pays its drivers which is almost 2.5 times what amazon drivers are getting paid. Amazon empolyees pay for benefits out they own pockets while ups employees don't. amazon cannot handle this amount of pay rate now or in the future to its employees because it will eat away dangerously at its margin. Amazon has to be careful because the employees will want a union one day to get the same opportunity as UPS drivers and that can spell trouble for amazon. I am a UPS driver and i talk to amazon drivers and when i tell them how much i get paid and they freek out. If amazon don't becareful they will end up like GE (general Electric.
Jill Maurer (3 months ago)
I think maybe I struck a nerve! xoxo
William Horvat (6 months ago)
ZERO desire for Amazon buy a large unionized company like UPS. Jeff has the $$$ to start his own delivery service that is contracted / outsourced.
Chris James (8 months ago)
I work for UPS every 2 to 3 packages out of 10 that I handle are from Amazon I do not expect that to decrease. UPS is Amazon's future infrastructure it's just a matter of time. All empires fall everything is replaced with something new it is inevitable
Jill Maurer (8 months ago)
So true. It wasn't that long ago that people said that nothing could replace the US Postal Service.
William Lucey (8 months ago)
Who let this dumbass woman make a video? Amazon will never buy UPS cause amazon won't want a union not will Jeff want to pay us what we get paid. He's a cheap right ass with his money.
Carl K (9 months ago)
Jill you need to do your homework. Amazon is an ant compaired to UPS.
Richard Bauch (9 months ago)
Amazon has decided to build their own network and they will use ground contractors for the final mile and the many small independent truckers that they can afford to pay a little bit more.
Zach Wachs (9 months ago)
I deliver for Amazon and i can tell you right now we are no UPS. Amazon only accounted for 7 % of UPS revenue. I don't think UPS will ever be bought by anyone.
DuhGreaT (10 months ago)
This girl must be crazy . Ups is super expensive
Lisa Dasher (10 months ago)
but I don't like working for Amazon I'm just doing this until I get up enough money to move then I'm quitting this shit I'm just waiting for ups to call me to work when they get my criminal background check back
Lisa Dasher (10 months ago)
I'm working at Amazon now I'm on my lunch break now and we sell food bleach laundry detergent and everything else and we're going to start selling all types of stop
Brandon is Anonymous (10 months ago)
Lmao. UPS doesn't need Amazon. That's just a decent portion of what is brought through. UPS owns the game.
Aj Sessions (10 months ago)
Clueless ....
Jesus Neri (10 months ago)
Are you out of your mind. Keep your necklace on lady or maybe just loosen it a little.
Carlos Jimenez (10 months ago)
Amazon will buy a freight ltl watch it will happen
TheDay Cometh (10 months ago)
Stop smoking meth lady.
al k (10 months ago)
Sorry , ain't gonna happen, ups drop amazon delivery because amazon couldn't pay enough money to have pkg deliver, ups was losing alot of money trying to deliver amazon pkg, an be side amazon don't have enough money to buy ups out right
Brad Boisvert (10 months ago)
She's a moron
The African Goshawk (11 months ago)
Amazon shipments thru UPS, is about 3% of there traffic. Amazon can't buy UPS's asset let alone the entire company. It's good to dream of it though.
Robby Butow (11 months ago)
Amazon bad for the economy. They just take take take and dont give back. They already making local shops close. I never use amazon they suck.
Matt Gage (1 year ago)
Amazon only makes up 7%-12% of our volume at UPS. Never going to happen.
Matt Gage (10 months ago)
We have already started the logistics of Sunday delivery. After Our new contract is negotiated we will probably have Sunday delivery within 6 months after August 1st. 2018. Yes Amazon has dictated some changes through out UPS in the past 3 years.
klazzikk (10 months ago)
Matt Gage what i mean when i say they control ups is since they are such a big contract for ups whatever they do will in turn dictate how ups conducts business. For example: Saturday Ground delivery. This is an effect of Amazon dominance and soon Ups will open for business on Sundays as well.
Matt Gage (10 months ago)
Amazon can never control anyone company if they only hold 7 to 12% of the volume. The numbers just aren't there to make that a fact. Everyone thinks that Amazon can buy any company they want just because of how big they are.
klazzikk (10 months ago)
Matt Gage They may never buy ups but they will control ups and that's a fact.
Frank Budroux (1 year ago)
The truth is UPS doesn't need Amazon,,,Amazon needs UPS..
Marc Dominique (1 year ago)
isnt UPS too big to buy? maybe if they go bankrupt but how when they are toe to toe with fedex and DHL? explanation makes sense but how feasible!!
bwlxunleashed (1 year ago)
Hahahaha ups already kicked amazon to the curb when they refused to pay are higher prices. An guess what when everyone else failed to meet there expectations they can crawlinf back asking us to take care of all the time sensitive material. They will never own UPS, Ever lol
Javier Marin (1 year ago)
Won’t happen lady
Aquarius (1 year ago)
Jill, when do you suspect this Amazon/Ups takeover could happen? & How would it effect Ups stock? & it's current employees? Thanks
Texas Patriot (1 year ago)
Nope amazon is building their own delivery company. UPS wouldnt sell. They are the top Parcel service in the world.
Nick T. (1 year ago)
Texas Patriot and the one that's going to be affected more is USPS according to an article I read. It'll probably put less pressure on FedEx and UPS to deliver packages especially on Christmas.
Dingus Dufus (1 year ago)
Amazon better start buying up all that UPS public stock then.
Deplorable American (1 year ago)
No way, the UPS union will never support it.
scott hoelzel (1 year ago)
Lol lady your out of your mind. Everyone forgets about the UNION! There would be a lot of drama.
Derek Watts (1 year ago)
Girl you are crazy. Amazon's doesn't have enough money to buy a UPS feeder truck. Have you ever looked at there profit margins ? Pennies on the dollar. UPS has a infrastructure that took over 120 years to build. BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars invested. UPS is one of the most stable companies worldwide There's a reason for reason for that. I'm a UPS DRIVER and I've been with the company for 11 years. If we never deliverd another Amazon package we would still all have jobs. Maybe do some real research before making a video. However good job making me click on the link!
MichaelW-Tn (9 months ago)
120 years?? What were they delivering packages in . .back then? Covered wagons? Funny. C'm on. I worked for UPS during college in the early '70s. Even then they still hadn't covered the contiguous US. They were still on the eastern side of the Miss River. Air freight delivered to Cal, Ore and Wash. And that was it. I had the chance to stay with the company and passed. Bad decision? Maybe. But I do agree. Nobody on earth makes a better profit than UPS when it comes to delivering packages. They're the world's largest profit makers with delivery. Obviously the money has made them kings of the hill.
Maki Omakis (1 year ago)
Not gonna happen. Amazon is not going be around for ever. Yeah it’s growing but something will give one day. And amazon is losing its appeal more and more. It’s not the deal place it used to be.
Nico Mom (1 year ago)
I thought about it! and if AMAZON able to buy UPS which is very visible that would be UPS FAULT by giving Amazon Prime packages 95% UPS Air packages. Lower than the cost of First Class packages. The amount pf packages outnumbered the amount of people processing and delivering thats why u see more and more delay. UPS is slowly bleeding that why to make up the difference the only way is to JACK UP the Retail shipping prices when you ship stuff to your mom, grandma, kids, etc. Just like our goverment, if they dont have enough tax to cover their expenses they will just imposed it on us..... property tax, gas tax bla....bla...bla....! Amazon IS NOT GOOD for the local economy!
kenn gugel (1 year ago)
The union issue, the global issue and the monopoly issue are three things that would dissuade a buyout besides the net worth of UPS. UPS is owned by their shareholders which include their labor force and as long as UPS is bringing in Billions (with a BBB) there will never be a buyout. Amazon would have a much easier time buying the defunct USPS which cannot and never will turn a profit. And between you and me, the public in these United States would appreciate Amazon taking the USPS off our hands
MichaelW-Tn (9 months ago)
Well stated. The Post Office was once a flourishing, well run business. It supported itself. But, bad hiring decisions and the lack of insight (they were in the package business long before UPS, Fed Ex, RPX et. al.) has doomed them. SEARS once had a similar advantage by getting out of the gate first. However, both have failed to look around them. Soon enough, both will be sucked into the blender and then will disappear.
simon juaRez (1 year ago)
Amazon buy UPS ? Lmao that’s funny. I don’t think this chick understands what exactly that would entail . You’re talking about the biggest international distribution company in the world . With the biggest union driver based network in the world . If Whole Foods cost amazon 2 billion what the hell do think UPS would cost lmao . Come on
Texas Patriot (1 year ago)
Probably more that bill gates is worth if not close.
Big trump (1 year ago)
Lady your nuts!...
Kaylynn Huddleston (3 months ago)
Big trump she is Right !! They are trying to compete with us. We are Corp. CVS. Your nuts.
Brian E (1 year ago)
Lol your a fuckin moron
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
Bill W (1 year ago)
I think they would sooner buy FedEx.
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
It will be interesting to see what happens.
Nick Jackson (1 year ago)
Here's another huge problem with the idea of Amazon buying a company like UPS - They don't have the money to just go and buy out such a huge company. Amazon bought Whole Foods for just over $13 billion, whereas UPS is worth almost $430 billion. Amazon, at the time I'm writing this, is worth just under $500 billion. Of course that's a huge number, but nowhere near big enough to even begin thinking about buying another company worth almost as much as Amazon itself.
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
They've been working on their own system, but buying has its advantages. We'll see how it plays out.
Ferdinand Tomas (1 year ago)
The only big stumbling block to this is most of the non mgt workforce is unionized. Such a headache if they bought. I'd say the actual ups network is much better than FedEx but fdx is no unionized. I still think they'd buy smaller regional carriers and mesh the network together with innovative technology. They have time to do it right in 10 years instead of say 2.
Tom Dalton (1 year ago)
23% of UPS stock is class A and is held by management and employees, which could make a purchase very difficult.
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
Interesting point Ferdinand. My prediction is still UPS, but time will tell.
lol1234007 (1 year ago)
you should also make a video explaining amazons and googles obvious anti trust violations (bing not getting enough advertisers is one example) and talk more about the dangers of growing monopolies! its starting to become a real problem in my opinion as of late, anti trust laws are never enforced and most people don't understand anymore how dangerous these types of mergers and buy outs can end up being for the average workers wages and working conditions. we need a very competitive market!
vshah1010 (1 year ago)
Yes, Amazon buying UPS would be an antitrust issue. There is also privacy concerns. Amazon will have too much data on individuals. Also, Amazon will have data on what every business is delivering.
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
Thanks for the idea!
Lucy Lovin' Life (1 year ago)
That purchase would make a lot of sense! Thanks for sharing your insights.
Straightfacegravy (1 year ago)
Hahhhhhh!!!! Good. Fucking. Luck. Try going through the teamsters union first. Ups and union have a contract with each other. You never mentioned that in this video, which is hilarious. You are completely ignorant.
Jill Maurer (1 year ago)
Thanks Lucy. We'll see if it happens!