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Royal Mail lose Amazon.com delivery contract

Crazy1 Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Royal Mail has lost a "critical" £8m contract to collect second class mail from online retailer Amazon.

The group blamed higher costs caused by their "failure to modernise operations" for the loss of business.
The blow comes as Royal Mail staff prepare to strike for the first time since 1996. They are demanding a better pay settlement than the 2.5% offered.
Earlier this year, the postal service was ditched by the Department for Work and Pensions in favour of UK Mail. Royal Mail will continue to make Amazon's first class deliveries in the UK.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6768983.stm BBC
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
source ?
#2
No Link cant find anything on it mate.
[admin]#3
Me neither...
#5
Why do public servies have to complain about pay all the time?
#6
I think you mean amazon.co.uk
#7



The Royal Mail has lost a contract worth £8 million a year to deliver goods for online trader Amazon.
The contract is the latest in a number of important deals the postal group has lost in the past year as it faces increased competition from private delivery firms.

The announcement of the loss of a contract to deliver second class post for Amazon came ahead of crucial talks aimed at averting a national strike by postal workers in a dispute over pay and modernisation.

Officials from the Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union will meet at the offices of the conciliation service Acas on Wednesday, although hopes of heading off a strike are not high.

Union leaders are due to meet on Thursday to review any progress in the talks and are expected to call the first national walkout in over a decade.
#8
stora
The Royal Mail has lost a contract worth £8 million a year to deliver goods for online trader Amazon.
The contract is the latest in a number of important deals the postal group has lost in the past year as it faces increased competition from private delivery firms.

The announcement of the loss of a contract to deliver second class post for Amazon came ahead of crucial talks aimed at averting a national strike by postal workers in a dispute over pay and modernisation.

Officials from the Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union will meet at the offices of the conciliation service Acas on Wednesday, although hopes of heading off a strike are not high.

Union leaders are due to meet on Thursday to review any progress in the talks and are expected to call the first national walkout in over a decade.


Good for amazon I think... Royal Mail is way over priced.
[admin]#9
gary_rip
I think you mean amazon.co.uk


I love the way every time you post in the misc forum it's to correct someone :giggle: :giggle: It's quality :thumbsup:


Go on... correct me :giggle:
#10
gary_rip
I think you mean amazon.co.uk


Thats what I was thinking........

I hope this issue can be resolved, Royal mail are the only ones that don't charge a rip off amount to deliver to the IOM.
#11


Original posted by me @ 16:25 plus your 12 minutes = 16:37

**the time you found it and posted**

WOW instant news, don't know why I bother :x


now now now now now :whistling:



I'll keep my transport news to myself next time, let someone else find it :giggle:
banned#12
I'll keep my transport news to myself next time, let someone else find it :giggle:[/quote]

any travel news tonight ? :whistling:
#13
Crazy1
Original posted by me @ 16:25 plus your 12 minutes = 16:37

**the time you found it and posted**

WOW instant news, don't know why I bother :x


now now now now now :whistling:



I'll keep my transport news to myself next time, let someone else find it :giggle:


Ah only said I've found it.. It was posted 12 minutes ago dont get in a fuss.
[mod]#14
Good news, Royal Mail is very poor in comparison to it's competitors.
#15
Royal mail who are they?
#16
lets hope they dont link up with city link!!!!!!!!!
#17
I have only ever had 2 packages not arrive, both were from Amazon via Royal Mail, so i'm pleased :)
But on the other hand it's easy for me to pick up Royal Mail deliveries if you're out.....not so pleased.
#18
I can see this affecting Royal mail badly, seeing as they are already in a crisis. Looks like we'll be using City link more :thumbsup: haha, or not.
#19
dog_cop
any travel news tonight ? :whistling:


Yes, one little gem, Silver ML, darkened wondows and sneaky single roof bar, oh yes, way to go :whistling: :giggle: :giggle:

I've seen ya :giggle:
#20
So who will they be using instead then?
#21
Mattitude
So who will they be using instead then?


DHL :whistling:
#22
Mattitude
So who will they be using instead then?


anyone but city link. dhl would be good.
#23
Most likely HDNL - they already use them extensively with larger super saver items.
#24
juliet_bravo
I love the way every time you post in the misc forum it's to correct someone :giggle: :giggle: It's quality :thumbsup:


Go on... correct me :giggle:


As gary as ignored then I will...you're a very naughty Ms Windermere and if you keep acting this way the Committee will have no option but to remove your crown....so there you bronzed babe...behave!! LOL
#25
I can just about stretch to a first class stamp, but their small packet post and upwards is overpriced. Simple as that. £1.20 to post a small paperback? Crazy. Just because it is 2.6mm thick instead of 2.4mm. Outrageous. The prices seem to be going up at way over the rate of inflation recently too.
And don't get me started on the charges made by the Post Office for menial things like paying a bill via girocash/a&l. Rip-off. Why even use a&l's rip-off giro service? My local doesn't even take credit cards for crissakes. Stone age, overpriced utilities we have in this country.
I don't think anyone would use Royal Mail unless they had to. I'd like to see the unions give them a good butt-ripping for underpaying their staff, whilst hiking up prices to the exorbitant levels they seem to be reaching. All they are doing is cashing in on the internet shopping boom, at the expense of the consumer. It's criminal IMO.
#26
Scribbles
I can just about stretch to a first class stamp, but their small packet post and upwards is overpriced. Simple as that. £1.20 to post a small paperback? Crazy. Just because it is 2.6mm thick instead of 2.4mm. Outrageous. The prices seem to be going up at way over the rate of inflation recently too.
And don't get me started on the charges made by the Post Office for menial things like paying a bill via girocash/a&l. Rip-off. Why even use a&l's rip-off giro service? My local doesn't even take credit cards for crissakes. Stone age, overpriced utilities we have in this country.
I don't think anyone would use Royal Mail unless they had to. I'd like to see the unions give them a good butt-ripping for underpaying their staff, whilst hiking up prices to the exorbitant levels they seem to be reaching. All they are doing is cashing in on the internet shopping boom, at the expense of the consumer. It's criminal IMO.


Very true, they are a rip off. Yet what would we do without Royal Mail in that respect?
#27
Am I the only one that think the Royal Mail do a good job?
#28
they do a job thats it nothing special
#29
dinosteveus
Am I the only one that think the Royal Mail do a good job?


No you're not and if anyone thinks someone else is better they should explain exactly what they are talking about. For a 1st class delivery of letters no one will be able to offer a service like the RM. Just think who could collect a letter from the Isle of Wight and deliver to the outer reaches of Scotland the next day for what??? 32p :thumbsup:


Their prices are still too cheap but I think a lot of changes are going to be made to the prices and services over the coming years :w00t:
#30
I also think royal mail do a good job for the price.

I've used quite a few delivery services over the years both for business and for private use, they all loose parcels and have late deliveries.

I can walk to my local post office and send a parcel to America, Five days later it's at my customers address, all for under two quid. :thumbsup:
#31
I post at least 10 items a day by First Class Recorded, and nearly everyone gets delivered the next day.
[helper]#32
I think Royal Mail do a good job. Small packets can be posted relatively cheaply from corner post offices etc

The big BUT about them losing these big contracts is that if Royal Mail go down the pan who is going to deliver letters/dvds to your door? The commercial companies are interested in letter doorstep deliveries as there is no profit in it. I believe that despite losing the Amazon contract - Royal Mail will still be doing the last part of delivering to your door.

When people complain about letter prices, it reminds what Jack Dee used to say about people who complained about the cost of a stamp "deliver it yourself and see how far your 32p gets you"....
#33
royla mail are great i posted a item yesterday at 5 oclock and the item arrived at the destination today and the do no charge tooo muchjust for large parcels.
#34
yes i have to agree i have sent over well over 1500 parcels with royal mail and they have only ever lost 2 (touch wood ) i have had about 5 more go missing but turn up just over a week late .
#35
price increases are a fact of life, how much was a can of coke 10 years ago etc?

parcels and letters may go missing but im guessing no delivery company has a perfect record, my ex husband used to work for ANC and they had parcels go missing regulary

Im sure i wouldnt like to be up at 5 and out in all weathers delivering peoples mail when most moan about 32p!
#36
Crazy1
No you're not and if anyone thinks someone else is better they should explain exactly what they are talking about. For a 1st class delivery of letters no one will be able to offer a service like the RM. Just think who could collect a letter from the Isle of Wight and deliver to the outer reaches of Scotland the next day for what??? 32p :thumbsup:


That's quite correct. 32p is very reasonable for a first class letter. But why does the price jump to £1.20 if it is thicker than 2.5cm? I say that is too big an increment in price. It doesn't cost them a penny more to deliver that item than it does to deliver a first class letter. Like I said, they are merely exploiting the internet shopping boom. If I send off a GBA game it costs me £1.20. If I flatten the box to post it, it costs something like 44p. It's monetary trickery, just like rail fares.

loupomm
price increases are a fact of life, how much was a can of coke 10 years ago etc?

parcels and letters may go missing but im guessing no delivery company has a perfect record, my ex husband used to work for ANC and they had parcels go missing regulary

Im sure i wouldnt like to be up at 5 and out in all weathers delivering peoples mail when most moan about 32p!


How much have postal prices gone up in the past 1 year? That is the question. A lot more than 2.6%
I'm criticising the company, not the people who deliver the stuff. They are shafting the worker in the face of substantial price increases. That ain't right.
#37
Scribbles
That's quite correct. 32p is very reasonable for a first class letter. But why does the price jump to £1.20 if it is thicker than 2.5cm? I say that is too big an increment in price. It doesn't cost them a penny more to deliver that item than it does to deliver a first class letter. Like I said, they are merely exploiting the internet shopping boom. If I send off a GBA game it costs me £1.20. If I flatten the box to post it, it costs something like 44p. It's monetary trickery, just like rail fares.



I guess you're right to say it doesn't cost Royal Mail to deliver an item 2.5 cm thicker than the regular post because it cost them more. Imagine a postmen carrying an extra weight on his bag, think about another sorter in the distribution office who manually sorts your post because of its extra thickness when the machine can't scan it because of its size. Imagine if every post being posted weights an extra weight. Try to post your item to other companies like DHL, city link, TNT, etc. do you know how much you will pay for your post? Are they accessible? But think who will deliver their mail, it's a Royal Mail postmen. It's not a monetary trickery, it is how you packed your post. If you manage to flatten it to cost you cheaper, why you didn't do it in the first place.

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