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Cryptoman
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UPS sponsors London 2012 Olympics
Cryptoman   3/31/2012 3:30:13 PM
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UPS is providing carbon neutral shipping services for the London 2012 Olympics. If you want to watch a video on this, please follow this link.

I think UPS has taken a fantastic advantage of supporting its presence in the EU by supporting this event that will take place in the EU. I cannot think of a better way to advertise!

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UPS in Europe
JADEN   3/31/2012 10:42:41 AM
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With TNT infrastructures and network in EU, I believe UPS will have an improved service in Europe, even globally.

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Re: Aha!
Susan Fourtané   3/31/2012 2:28:27 AM
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Hi, Jennifer 

Yes, that is exactly how it happened, little note and move on. :) I am thinking if this good or not. I mean, with how many things we do this, some of them which could be important to pay a little more attention to, or even give them some thought? We could be missing somethig. 

-Susan  

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DHL et al
Barbara Jorgensen   3/30/2012 12:22:48 PM
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I tend to foget that DHL, which has reduced its visbility in the US, has a strong presence overseas. I certainly won't count them out!

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Re: UPS in EU
tech4people   3/30/2012 12:03:20 PM
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Barbara,

Don't count out DHL,the US Postal Service and Smaller Services.

Its not just about Fedex .

These guys have it in them to challenge and slug it out for market share with UPS.

After all,US Postal Service in fact even has Taxpayer support(so they can maintain infrastructure in places where others can't because its uneconomical).This gives them a massive edge over the Competition.Same goes for Postal Services in Continental Europe like France Post.

Ashish.

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Re: Aha!
Jennifer Baljko   3/30/2012 11:29:59 AM
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Hi Susan,

Funny how that works, huh? Eyes and brain register something suprisingly out of place, we make a note of it, and then move on. Guess you'll be getting re-used to seeing the brown trucks rolling through your neighborhood.

 

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Re: UPS in EU
Jennifer Baljko   3/30/2012 11:26:24 AM
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Not too clear about EU's antitrust issues, but UPS won't be the only company in the market. Besides FedEx, there are a number of smaller and mid-size regional players, and let's not forget that Deutsche Post DHL is still a dominant competitor.

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Re: This is part of a much needed consolidation particularly in a Shrinking Market.
Jennifer Baljko   3/30/2012 11:19:15 AM
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Thanks, Ashish. Hadn't seen the FedEx report, but will check out the link. Like you said consolidation is likely, especially in mature markets.

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UPS in EU
Barbara Jorgensen   3/29/2012 2:20:11 PM
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I think UPS has a pretty good chnace of duplicating its service model, particulalrly since TNT is supposed to have a strong infrastructure in the EU. I hadn't thought about anti-trust issues, though. In the US, certain services can be cut out of markets where one company dominates. But I would think as long as FedEx exists, there will always be viable competition for UPS.

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Re: FedEx and UPS and austerity
TaimoorZ   3/29/2012 1:57:49 PM
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"and UPS has a variety of 2nd and 3rd day deliveries that are less expensive"

@Barbara: I think that's the niche market UPS has captured where they compromise on the delivery time but win with the cost. This may be true in markets where the consumers are more sensitive towards the price. I wonder if they can continue with the same strategy in the new regions they are entering into.


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