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How Overnight Shipping Works

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Wendover Productions (11 months ago)
Hey I hope you enjoy this new video (and the new logo!) As always, this video wouldn't exist without Squarespace's support so make sure to check them out!
GWDeathscythe18 (3 days ago)
Really awesome video, gave me a very nice intro to how these companies work. I have just one suggestion, which is to write out #s / figures when saying each company has X number of planes, Y number of routes, etc. The visual will definitely help stick better, thanks!
Cal Garian (7 days ago)
Just because a FedEx aircraft sits for a long period of time on the ground doesn't mean it is not utilized. They do aircraft maintenance, ground crew training and other stuff on the aircraft when the plane is away from Memphis.
they are out there WE KNOW (8 days ago)
Wendover Productions hey just wanna let you know I’m from Kentucky and it’s not pronounced like that it’s just a little Louisville! Louuuuuville pretty much people kill me pronouncing it!
JC JC (15 days ago)
Will do. Excellent voice. Always better to slow down just a wee bit sometimes, I believe
Alvin Hew (1 month ago)
+mike watters I mean the planes and sorting machines can still operate at day, though the last step, i.e. delivery to ur doorstep should be carried out at suitable times.
devilzwishbone2013 (5 hours ago)
Whilst watching this video i just thought.... ... And people bitch about the pollution and carbon footprints from commercial flights 🙄😒 Lets hope there isnt a fosil fuel shortage or spike in oil prices
Selig (5 hours ago)
I believe in Fedex! In less than 24 hours my time in Switzerland, my package went from here to Texas USA! The fastest shipping ever from Europe to the US I’ve ever seen. The receiver and i couldn’t even believe it lol.
soslothful (8 hours ago)
It would be interesting to know how packages are sorted at the hubs.
V3ntilator (19 hours ago)
DHL have overnight delivery from Norway to New York in less than one day.
Mark James (1 day ago)
Can you imagine the federal government doing this?
Brian Crawford (1 day ago)
I wonder where the FedEx and UPS planes go to from here in Fresno. Over a million people in the metro area and over 4 million in the valley. One carrier has a 757 and the other a 767 so good sized planes. That many people and those sized planes make me think they're going to Memphis and Louisville instead of just up to Oakland
Forward Flower (1 day ago)
Yet it took UPS 15 days to mail my package from Louisiana to Kentucky
Brenda Killon (1 day ago)
If they know how many sitting hours they have They can have planes sent to nearby airports and do a few full flights
lexzbuddy (1 day ago)
I have worked for several engineering firms over the years. They have all been terrible at stock and logistics. They really could learn a lot from these companies.
아지 완Ajiwan (2 days ago)
why doesnt they just ship iit from one place all the way to the other place. it will only need one plain and also its just faster and makes me more sense. you dont need to go here then there, then make it into a boat or car.
Mal-2 KSC (2 days ago)
Your background music sounds like the solo jam section in the middle of Peter Frampton's _Do You Feel Like We Do_.
Lion Celica (2 days ago)
My Dad even stopped off in Anchorage on his way to Vietnam in 1971. Jungle gear offered no warmth in Alaska though, so he was glad to get to the heat and humidity of southeast asia by the time he got there.
Crypto NWO (2 days ago)
I had to watch this.. Canada Post cheeses me
04dram04 (2 days ago)
What a time to be alive
maye (2 days ago)
There has to be flight delays and weather situations for cargo planes as well, right? What happens then?
Dan McVideos (3 days ago)
what if fed ex was here back in the 17 hundreds god i will be waiting years for packages
WikidBoi (3 days ago)
SoUnDs LiKe SaNtA
Un Cryptyd (3 days ago)
and none of this would matter if people were just patient
discoveryman59 (3 days ago)
Most of the time IT NEVER WORKS!!!
god body (3 days ago)
There are videos on YouTube for literally anything
steveinkentucky (3 days ago)
Metro-Louisville is over a million people. Small city? Memphis is about the same.
barillius (4 days ago)
@ 9:02 ---- "... on their longest routes so that they can ~~recuperate~~ their high purchase price ..." What the fuck? "Recuperate"? You sure you want to use that word there? Try "recoup".
Avation Geek (4 days ago)
Did that UPS truck just drive on the grass
LeRenz_ (4 days ago)
"How overnight shipping works" It doesnt
Cornbreadddd (4 days ago)
I should be studying.
Jay Starr (4 days ago)
10:06 That's my package on the left side of the screen. Then one that's not moving. *" We're sorry, but you package has experienced an exception. "*
Pyroslav x (4 days ago)
Love the vids and pics of over-Mexico-border-delivery-service by homemade aeroplanes, most are made from scrap stuf collected from some automobile junkyard ;-) I hope i will have patience and willpower to make and fly a similar flying-deathtrap someday!!! Just for fun, no illict business, (as i live in Slovenia, EU, borders are "open" anyway ;-)
Mark Ryan (4 days ago)
Why am I watching this?
Leendert Meriman (4 days ago)
lol.. try to get a christmas card from Australia to Europe Denmark.. it takes OVER A MONTH to get delivered (no joke) also packages disappear halfway through and never get delivered. (happened two times). So we do not send things by mail anymore.
Fever (4 days ago)
Ok but why are they doing all this for us?
tigris (4 days ago)
When you live in australia :(
VJ Rei (4 days ago)
They have a software that calculates all the traffic and know where to send the package and on what plane, just like Google Maps knows where is the best route for you. They sure have a HUGE supercomputer making all those calculations and managing statistics, including with trucks.
manga669 (4 days ago)
I wonder how amazon does it ?? 🤯
xXSk8nGokULeGolAs_4_LFE_69_YOLOSWAG420BLAZEITFAGGITXx (5 days ago)
This was a cool video! Until 10:10 when you decided to start talking about unrelated crap I didn't come here for.
Shifttube (5 days ago)
damn prim air will take off prb grt rid of ups and fedx soon
All Hail SQUAA (5 days ago)
my package came in while watching this
jhg dvSDv (5 days ago)
I thought the title read “How overnight snipping works lol
Marshall Mayhem (5 days ago)
overnight shipping is a lie, they already have the products in the holding containers within the country, their just charging you more for something that's already there
darealrobertmcd (5 days ago)
Great video. As a Memphian I would like to add that Fred Smith did not pick Memphis as it's superhub just because it's central. He's from the Memphis area and even attended school at the University of Memphis
Michael B (5 days ago)
Great video. Very clear and well explained
Nicholas Yazzie (5 days ago)
Doesn't explain why my package sent out Friday morning from Farmington, NM to Apple Headquarters didn't get there until Monday morning. Bummer
Robert Sherrow (5 days ago)
Excellent overview. Would enjoy seeing a similar vid on how the USPS compares to these top commercial services
horowizard (5 days ago)
UPS refers to Federal Express as the 'F' word. Before overnight delivery and airport security you had to bribe a stewardess to take your package aboard a plane to the city where someone would be waiting to pick it up.
Derek Ocean (5 days ago)
Shanghai — Shawng HI Guangzhou — Gwawng JOE
Sunny (5 days ago)
whats your background music ? I have been searching for that music for like...forever... :(
Lukas (5 days ago)
The earth is not roouund!1!!11 jk
Mike Eastridge (5 days ago)
Why do you call it shipping when you dont use a ship ???
John Snow King of The North (6 days ago)
5/5 times ive used overnight shipping were small packages of USB HDMI cords and Adapters with Amazon Prime who contracted FedEx. I live in a city, in an area full of apartment complexes. FedEx and UPS trucks are delivering to my neighbors everyday. So why is it it takes If I order 12Noon Monday 24hr or less shipping payment processed no problems. I cant get my items delivered in less than 5 days?
dta1974 (6 days ago)
I love the voice, it makes me want to watch more videos. Thanks.
odeiup (6 days ago)
I thought they bought back the concorde in secret lol
Gabriel Valdez (6 days ago)
Wow such well thought calculations put into all these deliveries
Kyle Cathro (6 days ago)
Funny because DHL promised 5 - 7 day shipping and I'm still waiting for my package which was sent on December 6th over a month ago... and their support simply refuses to get back to me after I've emailed and used their ticketing system for a third time now, Probably taking so long because they decided it was somehow logical to route my package from Australia, to Germany... in order to get to South Africa... Like what the fuck? SO 👏🏻 DANG 👏🏻 EFFICIENT 👏🏻
freebobbyshmurda (6 days ago)
what about usps?
Samuel Todosiciuc (6 days ago)
There's my package at 10:10 on the left. That's why it didn't arrive yet..
Carbonite Reviews (6 days ago)
Nice
Lapisrabbit Comics (6 days ago)
Amazon is cancer
Ham Stirrer (7 days ago)
3:30 Hehe, Automated Sorting System Tons of packages are unloaded in the A.S.S. every night 😉
JD (7 days ago)
When packages become more well sourced than same day services like amazon will continue to disrupt the logistic giants by not using there service
Buysome Bitcoin (7 days ago)
Amazon has done to shipping what mcdonald’s has done to food.
Austin Vedder (7 days ago)
i just order somthing
rrruizzz (7 days ago)
Shipped something from Austin to Dallas. Shit still went to Memphis.
LIN 256 (7 days ago)
The worker's should get better pay if it's over night or even if it takes 2 / 3 day's delivery. Outstanding job. Most times.
Sapiens Strength (7 days ago)
I had a general idea of how this all works, but I never actually looked into the details. It’s pretty amazing with all the different logistic variables, how we still get packages in a relatively timely matter.
theplayernkc (7 days ago)
Want your mind blown even more? UPS has same day delivery also.
Robbie_Zombie (7 days ago)
I never sleep
Legodog890 (7 days ago)
Looking at the map of the us seeing the south hella green and shit make me wonder why the north side has all these wildfires when it hella green in the south
unleasheth (8 days ago)
Wendover and touch ya toes baybay
Ryan Jack (8 days ago)
I love how he randomly says Edinburgh I'm from there :D! And I'm surprised he pronounced it correctly! Well done!
Bodhi (8 days ago)
0:50 wait did you say NORTH KOREA?
Neopulse00 (8 days ago)
Wow.... it's almost as if it's worth getting rid of USPS and stop paying tax dollars to support it when the private market does it better, faster and not a being a money drain.
ThunderLightenBolt (8 days ago)
Nope, the reason Memphis is the hub is because the guy who started FedEx, comes from Memphis . He lived down the block from Elvis's house (house before Graceland ) in the 1950's. DO YOUR RESEARCH !
TheGodron (8 days ago)
i came here cus of Amazon prime lul
FalasiGamer (8 days ago)
Dubai, is the best country, my opinion!
Dan Flynn (8 days ago)
Amazon - 48 hour shipping no longer exists - it used to - but not in these last three years - now instead of days - it takes weeks
Jay Russell (8 days ago)
"How overnight shipping works" I KNEW airplanes had something to do with it!!
primo xx (8 days ago)
Boring tunnel for this purpose ?
gopillar (8 days ago)
This was fairly difficult to understand at times but I found this very interesting overall as I was always kind of curious how modern shipping worked since I have Amazon Prime and regularly use it to get stuff in 2 days
Darksepheroth (9 days ago)
That new logo looks like a POV of a gundam crotch.
Shannon Vlogs (9 days ago)
Yay! Memphis!
TheQuyman (9 days ago)
1:22 that's PDX airport
Steven Watson (10 days ago)
i used to be a package handler for FedEx boy it was fast paced.
Daksh Arora (10 days ago)
Hey! That soundtrack is copied from Indian WebSeries Pitchers made by TVF
Moe Bazzi (10 days ago)
Honestly and reality is We should all love and respect the owner of AMAZON.He is very brilliant and employee thousand of people. He also a big donor. So people who dislike him must be a sick in the head Loser. I Salute you Mister Jeff Bezos. God bless you.
Felix Formosa (10 days ago)
Nah they just throw it hella far
Shane Raweewonrungjumrus (10 days ago)
Excellent video! Thanks for taking the time to create this informative clip, subbed
Eric Jackson (10 days ago)
I worked in airfreight for years.
Simon James Carter (10 days ago)
I must say, I like your video's. Incredibly well researched.
Ryan Lightfoot Johnson (10 days ago)
Who the fuck dislikes these kinds of videos...go fuck yourself you ass hats until you put the same amount of effort into quality content
Yoshi (10 days ago)
Cool
SansMemetics (10 days ago)
"taking into account for earth curvature"... LOL! any evidence for your "r" (readies) you utterly indoctrinated tools?
Apexlol (10 days ago)
ok youtube i'll watch it
Hudson Ball (11 days ago)
My ears perked up when i hears Greensboro. I live just over and hour away from there and never knew there was a FedEx hub there.
Hudson Ball (11 days ago)
These old planes is why Tom Hanks was stranded on an island for 5 years.
LIN 256 (7 days ago)
WILSON. 😯
Jacob Patrick (11 days ago)
Quick short answer @3:20
Mark Sama (11 days ago)
There are entire SAAS companies less complex than this, damn. Great video
gladiator3543 (11 days ago)
Really interesting video thanks
Euphoria___ (11 days ago)
So Fedex can get a package thousands of miles overnight, but it takes USPS a week to get a package to me from 200 miles away. What the heck!
Agent 47 (11 days ago)
This is actually quite interesting. I work at a book company, in the shipping department. Most of our business is Amazon, and I’ve always wondered how books we ship out actually get to the customers so quickly. I also have Autism and epilepsy but I have an IQ at 160 points, but I have a pretty large interest of the shipping process and science. My special interests are in music and chemistry, but I love learning new things. Great video.🤯😍
Isaak (11 days ago)
This still boggles my mind. The Bible says in these later times people and info will go to and fro.