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How Overnight Shipping Works

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Wendover Productions (2 years 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Very much enjoyed the video, but your logo seems dated, as in the 1980s.
GWDeathscythe18 (1 year 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 (1 year 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!
Bill Wang (2 days ago)
Orders it at 11:59pm
WCGreject (2 days ago)
I work at ups enjoying my night before work tomorrow lol
My Name is (4 days ago)
AZIMUTHAL EQUIDISTANT MAP explains travel better than any other map. Check it yourself.
Eric B (4 days ago)
Mgs2 lol
hurry (6 days ago)
I have been scammed watch my YouTube videos
MrJuvefrank (8 days ago)
This video left out that your package can be put on the wrong plane and have to be reshipped and another reason for packages comming late is that bad weather will make a plane land at an airport that is usually a state away from its destination.
Luigi Cotocea (11 days ago)
What about FAN COURIER!
Solonduin (11 days ago)
thank you for a professionaly made video unlike the one that looked like it was made for 4 years olds by *cough* brightside *cough*
Arca İpekyün (11 days ago)
How overnight shipping works: 1- The package isn’t actually “shipped”, planes are used. 2- Planes can easily bring you the cargo faster because they fly more than 10 times faster than a ship.
Saitaina Malfoy (13 days ago)
And Alligent can always guarenoyou a late arrival because something went wrong somewhere (but yhdy’re cheap do trade off).
Kevin O (13 days ago)
Do you have posted sources for this video? Hoping to reference your research myself
Resti Khairina (13 days ago)
Kudos to all the shipper! making what was impossible comes true with efficiency #supplychainaddict
PRO’s Gaming (14 days ago)
8:40 BUTTER!
just watching Videos (15 days ago)
lol amazon so slow you can have someone drive it to you faster
Tural Usubov (15 days ago)
Which is faster ups or FedEx? Whoever knows please reply.
MrJuvefrank (8 days ago)
If you live closer to Memphis,Fedex is faster if the origin is close to the destination. People have to do funny things in planes, such as ride to a stop over that is thousands of miles in the wrong direction.
bailey robie (15 days ago)
do a video on how a f-22 is built
bailey robie (15 days ago)
i like planes
Skumo Mcbee (15 days ago)
How can you have both used and vouched for their customer service if you've never had use for it?
dicetaro (16 days ago)
Here after ordering two planeloads of TANG for my upcoming party 🎈
Joe Cesa (16 days ago)
Good story. But it doesn't apply to FedEx--they can get your billing straight but it's a crapshoot as to if your package will show up as "guaranteed" overnight for the price of your first born.
diego rosario (17 days ago)
How do I know this is true
Choois C (18 days ago)
Use the flat earth model 😋🥒😋
moongazer 07 (18 days ago)
ben (21 days ago)
7:16 song?
Liam Coyne (21 days ago)
1:40 His pronunciation just made be burst into laughter
Everything Videos (23 days ago)
I live close to Greensboro, if that's Greensboro, NC
Jonathan Merrow (23 days ago)
this video makes me hate the green new deal that much more
Austin Cunningham (24 days ago)
Louisville is not a small city.
GAME CHANGER (25 days ago)
Huh I wonder why it has taken my dad 7 years to be shipped to the gas station when I ordered 17 min shipping
Zach Blakeslee (25 days ago)
Now if drones could be used...
TheRealUnconnected (27 days ago)
I live in Australia, and order a fair bit of stuff from the US. For me, the best strategy is to just order from businesses based in or near los angeles. Even with just expedited USPS international, if you time your orders right and get the order in at 9AM to the store, they can have it at LAX that afternoon at which point its put on one of the many overnight direct flights to Sydney. The plane lands early in the morning, and then you typically get it the next day or same day depending on how busy customs is.
Connor Kirsch (27 days ago)
Working fdx347 and flight fdx1466 in the mornings it’s amazing to see how much moves and how fast it get there
Vikash Patel (28 days ago)
Anyone else waiting for a package?
Gonzalo Flores (30 days ago)
flat earthers don't like this channel.... thanks wendover productions!
Dead Gorgon (30 days ago)
I work as a air handler for a small intl airport in Florida. So far, we get around 3-5 planes a day. Our work starts very early at 5:30. Some locations at 4:00 and in three hours we have emptied out, sorted and loaded the trucks to deliver to you overnight. While unloading, the planes are immediately loaded and taxing away. Its a party that starts every morning.
Tron Vasili (1 month ago)
How many tones of commercial cargo do they load on regular passenger ships? And why the average fly ticket is so expensive? Are they mental? And how you can know if there is some dead body transportating on your ship? Most be free for passenger to fly on a body cargo fly, isn’t it?
Jack Mangels (1 month ago)
Yo it’s Valley Ford, Ca. I live there lol
tiadaid (1 month ago)
Watching this while awaiting my order of jeans to be shippred by DHL from Leipzig to Kuala Lumpur...
honey badger (1 month ago)
The math and logistics to do this 🤯. I can’t even imagine
Bernard Haynes (1 month ago)
Dalton Hensley (1 month ago)
Just got off my night shift at the UPS Worldport Hub in Louisville, Kentucky. Come home and see this. I can never get away from work lmao. This video is on point tho, so great job man.
LONE WOLF (1 month ago)
Memphis isn't a big city? Maybe not compared to New York or Chicago but you obviously haven't driven through Memphis. It's a pretty big city man and I've been driving through there going to north Tennessee all my life.
Jerry J (1 month ago)
Very educational. Very well made 👍
Gamerxpro 13 (1 month ago)
I bought an iphone 11 pro max off someone on Facebook and he told me he ships because he is in Michigan and he went to the post to drop off the phone and told it will be delivered tomorrow Saturday 5pm after i went back home checked my mailbox and checked inside my house not there why was my phone not delivered pls help 😣
Gamerxpro 13 (1 month ago)
@I like Maths is there a way to get money back from scammers
I like Maths (1 month ago)
Maybe you got scammed
Jessica Kakern (1 month ago)
10:10 in this business, time is 10:11 *ad plays*
Jessica Kakern (1 month ago)
Oh so cargo can travel from west coast to Louisville but I have to pay extra for a connecting flight great
leroy jenkins (1 month ago)
10:09 I'm sure that's my package stuck by itself.
Jack Ocheltree (1 month ago)
Being from Alaska. Overnight shipping never works lol at least 2-3 days
Mason & I (1 month ago)
Here we are, ordering that over night shipping toilet paper from amazon because it’s slightly cheaper than buying in a store, and angry at the extreme weather caused by globe warning.
Jeff Brown (1 month ago)
I thought it said bend over. 🤣😂
Matthew Moser (1 month ago)
As a FedEx truck driver, I STRONGLY recommend you use a package pickup location rather than home delivery. As states in the video, sometimes theres not enough Freight to warrant sending a truck or plane. However pickup locations act as collection points, which means they might just have enough Freight for regular service. Pickup locations are usually cheaper, quicker, and in an age of porch pirates, safer overall.
Amanda Huggankis (1 month ago)
k stfu about in being in your recommendations, wouldn’t you want some variety here and there? also no one cares
Jarrod (1 month ago)
I wouldn't call Louisville a "small city". Just because you can't fly from there to the west coast means little when you consider the fact that it has a population of 120k more people than Atlanta, yet ive flown from Atlanta to Japan nonstop. A bigger airport doesn't make it a larger city. Louisville ranks just behind Las Vegas, and ahead of cities such as Miami, Sacramento, Atlanta in terms of population.
firstlt2 (1 month ago)
A plane is a 2-dimensional geometric figure...I think you mean aircraft.
Eric Astorga (1 month ago)
It was crazy because I bought a pair of really expensive shoes around 2PM Monday and they arrived 8 AM Tuesday! Like it just blows my mind how fast these systems are!
Spooked (1 month ago)
*Thats how shipping works*
Jonathan Constant (1 month ago)
So, fun story. We were camping in Memphis one time a few summers ago and one night we just had plane after plane fly over the heads of our tent. Had no idea FedEx had a super-hub there. It was seriously a plane every 5 minutes for 3 hours straight. Absolutely insane.
Tony Flamingo (1 month ago)
As someone who lives in louisville, UPS planes runs our sleep schedule. At like 2am you hear a UPS plane earrape us lol. Also its pronounced "luuvul" lmao
armorhide406 (1 month ago)
something something recommended
Martin Hindre (1 month ago)
Dhl just lost my package few weeks ago.
Jupe367 (1 month ago)
Once it get to you, the delivery man throws your package or it gets stolen from your front door.
HipsterDoofus100 (1 month ago)
Damn 150 planes land in a span of 3 hours? must be fun living near the memphis airport
Tron_23 (1 month ago)
I love Amazon I get same day delivery
Garret Gray (1 month ago)
I'd love to see an explanation when monitoring the updates, my FedEx package stays in the same place for 36 hours.
Rameses Garcia (1 month ago)
Love the video
Chetan Talpada (1 month ago)
Mobile namabar do
El Coyote (1 month ago)
Order @ 11:59pm Amazon Same Day Shipping: F*ck!
umeng2002 (1 month ago)
... and then FedEx doesn't leave it by your door because you weren't home between 8am and 5pm and the moon and planets weren't in the proper alignment.
John Seed (1 month ago)
DHL sucks
You won't be gerrin any of MY money! (1 month ago)
How overnight shipping works: they chuck your shit on a plane!😀👍🏻
Matt C (1 month ago)
this is literal clock work and it’s awesome
TruthSeeker717 (1 month ago)
Slave wages, hard at work, modern day slavery.
Joe Brochu (1 month ago)
low key why the earth is on fire. planes
Abby Wolfe (1 month ago)
I wonder if they’ve ever made a flight to deliver just one package?
Alehks 9 (1 month ago)
Who cares? Shit happens! And we have no idea why!
Bryan Rogers (1 month ago)
Not one single person here searched for this video.
ImELFY (5 days ago)
? Why wouldn’t i
Justin Kelvianto (8 days ago)
I did lmao
Rainier Cantre (14 days ago)
I did, I'll use it for a presentation this week. :D
sheeraz sikandar (16 days ago)
Mr Sharpe (18 days ago)
At all
jaguarkick (1 month ago)
Damn, this is just as intricate as the roads/highways/freeways that’s made across the country.
Kevin Laurendi (1 month ago)
Conclusion: Humans consume a lot of stuff.
milky way (1 month ago)
They look like beluga whales! Their beluga sky whales!
Mark Parent (1 month ago)
This shit blows my mind
Dominic Paone (1 month ago)
Bro what’s the music here? I feel like I’ve heard this on another youtubers channel
R R (1 month ago)
Plane deliver packages at night
FBI ❶ • Joined 13 years ago (1 month ago)
What about USPS
Behzad Abdollahikhameneh (1 month ago)
@wendoverproductions FYI A300s are still flying passenger routes in Iran, but you know, US sanctions...
jeriel williams (1 month ago)
I expected teleportation
Richard Jones (1 month ago)
Fedex delivery drugs all over the world
Psp 41 (1 month ago)
I'd love to see a video done on usps's efficiency... I was waiting in line for 15 minutes just to get my overflow mail. One person behind the counter, another walking around asking people if they are paying with a credit card and if they were escorting them to the self service machine. In the time it took her to do that with people and walk them through it all she could of simply waited on probably twice as many people.
homes24 (1 month ago)
FedEx Sucks balls....... UPS FTW
Abztraktt (1 month ago)
How they USED to be..now they just deliver your shit whenever they feel like it
Melonmazing (1 month ago)
It's very strange to see Memphis presented to me because even though it's a large city, ou never see it in any media like movies or Tv shows. I think I read a book where Memphis is just mentioned as the home of a character but thats about it
Zachary Smith (1 month ago)
Btw Ohio gets paid the most for FedEx ground employees..... get hired there!
Tt Ss (1 month ago)
wrong..... cali, NY, and Chicago, Hawaii and alaska pay more cause their cost of living is higher. hell the express side makes more then ground
SAIKOsean (1 month ago)
Hahahahaha it's funny that you think this is how it works.
corey Babcock (1 month ago)
Wilson ! where are you
Random name (1 month ago)
Hmm, might order less stuff online that I can buy at a nearby retailer now that I see how many planes are being used for it
Tt Ss (1 month ago)
farless then what your tree hugging friend are using to travel. look at the mapf or planes at night verses the map during the day so many during the day that you cant even tell what country youre looking at
Philly Choel (1 month ago)
Great vid. Hopefully it answers a lot of people’s question on why their package is in Memphis. Wish you also mentioned that Fedex Ground is its own entity. More costly and takes longer.
Philly Choel (1 month ago)
Life O’ Luke I’m in a big city too. I see amazon trucks popping up everywhere here. Amazon is trying to compete with FedEx & UPS. Happy new year!
Life O’ Luke (1 month ago)
Philly Choel sorry to single you out but I see that you commented recently. In your town do you have amazon trucks delivering packages? I’m wondering because I live in Seattle and am wondering if it’s only being used here/large cities or if they’re everywhere
Josh’s Jungle (1 month ago)
This makes since when it comes to Santa Claus if you think of it. They may have just proved that Santa could be real😭😭😭
Ramtab (1 month ago)
The UPS truck at the first of the video is from UPS when they were first trying drone deliveries from the truck.
Jeff Holland (1 month ago)
Santa does it better and faster!
Mr Anarchy (1 month ago)
really cool video I always wondered how this stuff works