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UPS (UPS -0.4%) releases its shipping rates for 2013 with an increase of 4.5% in all UPS Air...

UPS (UPS -0.4%) releases its shipping rates for 2013 with an increase of 4.5% in all UPS Air services and a 4.9% hike for UPS Ground services on tap. One of the first questions traders will ask is if Amazon (AMZN +2%) will take the hit to margins or find a way to pass on the additional costs.
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  • youngman442002
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    That be inflation folks...plain and simple
    16 Nov 2012, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • footnotereader
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    They will take the hit since they care nothing about making money, only sales increases.
    16 Nov 2012, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    The fact that they can raise prices is noteworthy.

     

    I wouldn't be surprised if Bezos launches a rival shipping venture to compete.
    16 Nov 2012, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Now that would be sweet. A low priced competitor to UPS and FedEx would be great. Maybe AMZN will buy out USPS and use their overvalued shares to make the deal.
    17 Nov 2012, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • sometimes
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    Yeah, maybe amazon will use all the money they don't have, derived from all the profits they aren't making, to build an entirely new company from scratch. Wouldn't hold my breath for that one.
    17 Nov 2012, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Cn's SF Express is preparing its services into the USA
    19 Nov 2012, 07:42 AM Reply Like
  • CEDUP
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    I bet they increase the price of Prime, which is a great deal! Use it dozens of times. I bet Amazon gets such great rates, cus of the volume of packages everyday, even with Fedex, and USPS, Amazon moves a lot of stuff everyday! UPS, and Fedex ground/home delivery best customers. And USPS, when do FedEx and UPS merge, they compete for the same box.
    16 Nov 2012, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • BriansGirl
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    FedEx and will never merge. USPS uses Amtrak to move alot of it's mail freight as well.
    19 Nov 2012, 04:18 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    With the Post Office going under, why not ?

     

    Inflation ? What inflation..lol

     

    http://bit.ly/QjuawL;feature=share

     

    Try to figure this out ! Have a good weekend..
    16 Nov 2012, 07:57 PM Reply Like
  • zharmad
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    This is very unlikely to affect any major shippers. Most have contracts that fix the rate they pay for shipping and limit the carriers liability for lost and damaged packages. The rate we pay as individuals to ship isn't the same.
    17 Nov 2012, 06:15 AM Reply Like
  • evildoer
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    You are absolutely correct. This means very little to major shippers like QVC, Amazon, etc.
    17 Nov 2012, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    BUT the middle class loses more purchasing power..Isn't that the plan?
    17 Nov 2012, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • Ariel Aharonovich
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    This is clearly another obstacle, one of many, for AMZN.
    It simply amazed me how this company trades at these levels.
    Looking at the facts and trends, I think that AMZN share price should be (at least) halved!
    17 Nov 2012, 04:17 PM Reply Like
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