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How Overnight Shipping Works

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Wendover Productions (1 year 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!
Tinfu Yiu (9 months ago)
I dont know if you can see this message, but I really wanted to know how these logistics companies sort addresses and deliver the goods in the most efficient way. Cheers. Keep up on the good work!
Rockslide (9 months ago)
Very much enjoyed the video, but your logo seems dated, as in the 1980s.
GWDeathscythe18 (10 months 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!
Mr grow Medical (10 months 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!
King of Lemon (3 days ago)
interesting the hubs are all location on the shore line makes sense
E. Andrews (3 days ago)
Go FedEx!! Gotta love that Memphis hub!
Big Joe Weild (5 days ago)
FeDex seem to have better landings than Ryanair
Joshua Candib (9 days ago)
Does anybody know where his sources are? I'm working on a project and I would like to be able to flush it out a bit more.
Dominant Shark Squad (13 days ago)
Currently waiting for a package from usps, worst mistake ever
Joey Banks (13 days ago)
Fedex got all this money but don't want to pay employees as much they worth or give them 8 hr shift . They will rather give them part time and cut days and hours.
Puchito puchito (14 days ago)
Porche pirates are quicker !!
Juan Diego Ávila Mendoza (14 days ago)
Me: orders overnight package FedEx: well, this is ankward, we burnt your package :3
Austin Martín Hernández (14 days ago)
You said ONLY 650,000 people live in Memphis? WTF
Brandon Kendall (16 days ago)
Got your ass now “Santa” !!
A Sneaker (16 days ago)
Meanwhile I have to wait two days for UPS to ship me a package I could pick up with an hour drive.
Marius Neagoe (19 days ago)
Bullshit!! The one who brings all the packages in time is the dark Knight yo! Currently he didn't find a role for a new movie so he flies around the globe on his damn dragon who speats parcels 😂😂😂
WITE FOX (22 days ago)
Next day shipping? FedEx wins!!! Normal shipping? FedEx.. eh em ... Stone Age speed
Dylan Shramko (25 days ago)
So why haven't I got that free PS4 I ordered from thisisnotascam.com I ordered 4 years ago
IcyUnit (25 days ago)
3:56 At the age of 11 most people make this mistake about turbo prop airplanes. You and many other people in the media call it a “propeller” airplane. All planes have propellers in their jets. Just wanted to help fix a mistake.
Pyro Gaming (26 days ago)
And the truck drivers who haul ass overnight
Pyro Gaming (26 days ago)
I went to Memphis passing through on holiday in a brand new RV and I remember the police saying that if we didn’t park it somewhere hidden a gang would torch it
Devin Grant (29 days ago)
This would make a good management game
Dan the man (30 days ago)
How come my country (which is bigger than mainland usa) hasn't got a FedEx hub yet mainland USA has 4?
DigBigger Nicks (30 days ago)
But UPS lost rob dahm's 4 rotor parts
Itzel Neptune (30 days ago)
From Miami to Anchorage? I'm trying to send a package from California to Iran! But not overnight...I really wonder how long it'll take on standard shipping
Ultra Screens (1 month ago)
No ships where used in the making of this video..
Jaap Soorsma (1 month ago)
Nice to see a video about this because i have bin a part of this for many times. There are a lot of things in this world that most people don't realize how much work it takes to get it done
DaDa啊達啦 (1 month ago)
what I wanna know is how Chinese companies can ship a cheaper product for free and get it in 2-4 weeks, while the same product from my city is more expensive PLUS shipping and i get it in 1-2 weeks?!
TheRocco96 (1 month ago)
They can ship your package halfway acros the globe in one night. The following morning the UPS driver doesn't bother to stop at your house but just enters "delivery failed" in the tracking system, and you need to schedule a new delivery.
Henry-Bart (1 month ago)
anyone else wondering what kind of stuff dhl delivers to north korea?
Jesse Groomes (1 month ago)
Amazon will take over the world. Not trump. Not Kim Jin un. Not putin. Amazon.
Jesse Groomes (1 month ago)
I don’t sleep at night. Because I fly the overnight shipping planes. Sike
freely124 (1 month ago)
"and it all happens while we sleep" jokes on you I'm up all night loading overnight cargo planes
ran in tha cut (1 month ago)
Worked at ups in anchorage. It’s amazing how they can unload a full 747 and have it loaded again just hours later and it’s gone
Josh Brigman (1 month ago)
Hey I’m in memphis
KikoDaily (1 month ago)
EARTH CURVATURE????????? TRIGGERED
MarkellSmh (1 month ago)
yoooo thats why its so many fucking fedex jobs in memphis 😬 ima get me one
Muaythaifighter1000 (1 month ago)
This is how the Internet works
Leonard Velasquez (1 month ago)
Speed and efficiency?! I BEG TO DIFFER!! How do you mess up an overnight delivery from Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Texarkana, Arkansas? Somehow they managed to and one day later it still sits in Monroe, Louisiana. And don't get me started on their customer service..... Speed and efficiency???? Try again...
Hannah (1 month ago)
The trick is that they throw your package as hard as they can to where you live so it ruins the package
Jax Shep (1 month ago)
Did you say DHL ships to North Korea? ✅ Kim Jong Un SUPERPACK 1098 pc. - 200.00
Gabriel Cardozo (1 month ago)
I never noticed this before but in the logo “FedEx” in between the letters “E and X” forms an arrow
Random Being (1 month ago)
@NepToon why did you say that. it is just a cool facct that you can see extremely clearly at 4:30 in between the orange
GamerTrend 17 (1 month ago)
NepToon dumbass
NepToon (1 month ago)
Dumbass
scioli700 (1 month ago)
Comment out for delivery.
Craft_Battle8267 (1 month ago)
I thought they used fighter jets.
DanteGhee (1 month ago)
*Over 2-3 night shipping
T Pain (1 month ago)
Me at 11:59AM: *over night shipping* Mail man:
naynay sploogle (1 month ago)
HONGKONG NUMBER ONE
Wicked Worm (1 month ago)
overnight was yesterday.we same day now
Yung Waffles (1 month ago)
Worked for FedEx. Actually, the Memphis Hub is called the World Hub, but does actually have the Super Hub in it like the video mentioned...and a Mega Hub...and an Ultra Hub...and an Auto Hub...and an Old Hub...and a Green Hub...and mini restaurants like Subways...and a gas station...and shuttle buses to get around inside because just that one hub is that huge...no joke. And we shipped everything. Animals, human remains, a crap ton of computers and gaming monitors, gold and silver, celebrity's stuff, (saw John Legend's tour equipment, so I knew about the tour a week before it was announced) one of the Super Bowl trophies once, some pandas once, but mostly it's other corps using FedEx's logistics to get stuff to their customers, like Dell, or Volvo, or the US postal service.
The High Wall (1 month ago)
If you live in the USA
DemonCore44 (1 month ago)
FedEx: “ see you know I should’ve taken that left turn at Albuquerque”
IRTG2006 (1 month ago)
Can I pick up a parcel in the UK if I’m 13 years old?
goonber (1 month ago)
@IRTG2006 yes, just make sure you have photo ID on you (bus pass, passport etc)
IRTG2006 (1 month ago)
goonber Can I go to the PO office and pick up a parcel without anyone with me if I’m 13 years old?
goonber (1 month ago)
What do u mean
Mohammad Abdullah (1 month ago)
7:05, anyone understand what was happening there??
David Kelly (1 month ago)
You ship it today, it gets there tomorrow. Overnight shipping.
5tr4nGe (1 month ago)
"and it all happens while we sleep" As someone who works in overnight shipping... yeah we don't fucking sleep.
Boris the Spider (1 month ago)
I ship about a thousand packages per month. FedEx breaks the most
Fainted (1 month ago)
Not gonna lie i was expecting a gta v truck stunt montage
detha123456789 (1 month ago)
Sweet works im theory why does it still take 3 fucking weeks
isabel roldan (1 month ago)
lol i live in miami i pay fro standard shipping always get it before it says
Seth Justin (1 month ago)
The package at 10:09 is always my package
Heros_son (1 month ago)
memphis has a larger population than my state
Austin Starke (1 month ago)
I'm stoned
Kev D (1 month ago)
10:08 that lost package all by itself :(
Tommy Nikon (1 month ago)
I'd like to explain how overnight, or actually anything, DOESN'T WORK in own circumstances. Thanks for fucking nothing, FEDEX. This is....now: I ordered an item via ebay; due Monday via FedEx. Which after three days of tracking, magically morphed from Monday....sometime, to Tuesday...sometime. Why is this an issue? It's a long contorted story, but here goes: Because somehow, my 44-unit apt. bldg., built in 1959, and 100% residential is usage, no commercial use....was redlined by FedEx as being "commercial or industrial use", and I couldn't reroute the package. My address....didn't qualify for the service. The RESIDENTIAL address I've had for more than 22 years. So then I go to the FedEx Office/Shipping Center, two blocks away. Despite having multiple forms of ID, my tracking#, proof of purchase, ETC- the staff there wouldn't allow me- nor were they allowed to- re-route the incoming package to THEIR address, for mke to pick up later. Why is this important? Because my building has an intercom system on the exterior, hardwired to LANDline telephones. Which works great if you have a landline. And I haven't for more than ten years. Like most folks. So the driver, upon delivery, has no way to alert/buzz, contact me. Even with an exterior note to a driver....they WILL NOT even attempt to call the provided phone number for you to scamper down and pick it up. Fucking nope.....you get a stickie announcing how they used their ass and tried to deliver it. Excuse the snark....but now I have to waste all fucking day on Tuesday bird-dogging a FedEx truck for a delivery, that will happen "something that day". Oh- this isn't in my cushy unit- this is on the street. Even fucking Comcast gives you a better idea as to when they're going to deliver, the window. And even a pizza place has more integrity as to actually delivering. Now all the shit I rearranged last Friday, for this Monday's stakeout- has now been cancelled and pushed to the following day, Tuesday. Thanks FedEx, you've been fucking swell to work with! FedEx= It's like living in a Third Word country dealing with them. Meanwhile, the Post Office?; they deliver to my Apt FRONT door. I even get a knock. The bigger knock should be on all the other services who don't make an effort. Here's a concept: REQUIRE a receiver's Phone#, just like a fucking delivery address is required. Duh. Then upon delivery NOTIFY the recipients. Because see, that info is already embedded by the shipper for use by the driver. Just like an address is! Double duh. Fuck, peeps....this is 101 stuff.
Lucas Pavicic (1 month ago)
Worked at the Memphis Hub for awhile.. I worked specifically in Heavy Weight, anything over 150 lbs was handled in my area, the size of 4 football fields, ran by over 2000 forklifts. The Memphis world hub is absolutely mind blowing. Planes come in every less 2 minutes on a normal day, spread throughout the sky by 3 miles and run like clockwork. It's amazing to see
Josh Mason (1 month ago)
Super cool to see N908FX in the video. Those ATR42’s and 72’s are such a satisfying airframe to work on.
Ollie The black soul (1 month ago)
What about Australia
Ollie The black soul (1 month ago)
What about about
Tech Outsider (1 month ago)
Here I am waiting for my package from China for the past 2 months 😂 it’s probably lost now haha
Tech Outsider (1 month ago)
Here I am waiting for my package from China for the past 2 months 😂 it’s probably lost now haha
Franklin Ashe (1 month ago)
"The most important one of all, is the one in Memphis" Ayyy, shoutouts from the 901 Edit: In the Memphis city overview, I can actually see my street lmao
ziggamon (1 month ago)
I've been waiting since 2000 for FedEx to deliver my volleyball...😔 ...
Bitopan Das (1 month ago)
You'd better ask Tom Hanks about your volleyball.
World Gamer (1 month ago)
Wendover? No! Bendover ;)
Artur Kaczmarek (1 month ago)
I wonder how much money and fuel would we save if we waited 2 days instead of one?
Najadahe Davila (1 month ago)
Who cares!!! Just get my package here on time... OKAYYY?
Freedøm ski (1 month ago)
We do not understand why we are here but we are at once. Welcome.
Roma Taliona (1 month ago)
Well this explains how my Amazon package got from Memphis, TN to Ontario, California all in one day 🤔
Robert Gardner (1 month ago)
Fed ex has the most planes but has the WORST service when it comes to delivering the damn package
GiTxSHuM (1 month ago)
I tried ordering gaming headsets and it came in hours. Little did I know the damn HQ was just across the bridge. 😂
GiTxSHuM (1 month ago)
I always ride by the usps and fedex in Oakland. Literally minutes away. Tracking says out for delivery. Arrival for 6:00pm but it is only 9:00am 💀
Key Vinco (1 month ago)
Mind blowing amount of info, Just what I was looking for, to help towards my research
MrJohnisthename (1 month ago)
I heard FedEx merged with UPS. It's now called FedUP.
West Tennessee Railfan (1 month ago)
So why do packages become late?
Mikha D (1 month ago)
This is so amazing!!!
yer da man (1 month ago)
So Santa claus is not real?? ...
Jacob IAm (1 month ago)
Awesome video!
troy railing (1 month ago)
Hate to break it to you buddy but I live in Anchorage Alaska and I have NEVER gotten anything I ordered "over night" Amazon prime gets it here in 7 days if I'm lucky. USPS Express mail is 2 days and is crazy expensive
Mat Melka (1 month ago)
If Fedex merged with UPS..would the new brand be FED-UP?
Debajit Biswas (1 month ago)
The content and explanation was superb
JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids (2 months ago)
How overnight shipping works by Send Over Productions.
Kasen Ratliff (2 months ago)
I live in anchorage... No wonder every 3 minutes there is a 747 flying overhead...... (Anchorage doesn't have commercial 747 flights)
Sam LSD (2 months ago)
Tennessee is the worst place in the world. My friend from Saudi told me he got robbed multiple times.
r0mediddy (2 months ago)
Who else is waiting for their iPhone 11 Pro?
Freemason (2 months ago)
Same
Reese Blevins (2 months ago)
10:06 that package on the left
Everything channel (2 months ago)
Soon, these companies will use aircraft carriers to ship packages.
Aulorenzo (2 months ago)
Very interesting
T Brown Records (2 months ago)
Nice info for 2019
master works (2 months ago)
2026 Amazon doing Airdrops
Bailey Clark (2 months ago)
Love that maine was an example! Don’t get that often!
John Doe (2 months ago)
This is impressive, Love capitalism .
James Ryzlot (2 months ago)
Great video - horrible ads JR
Nickelodeon Stuff (2 months ago)
i only live n hour away from the dallas hub so i get stuff *relatively* fast :)
Yuri Zsa (2 months ago)
I'm a trucker. When I delivered a trailer at ups in memphis at 4 am near the airport, there were people there working just like daytime, it was extremely busy, people constantly moving around, I have 10 seconds to dock otherwise I'm holding up traffic.