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Old 10-19-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
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Post office is getting ready to jack up their rates for Amazon, possibly due in part to pressure from our president. Part of the rate increase proposed this week.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Post office is getting ready to jack up their rates for Amazon, possibly due in part to pressure from our president. Part of the rate increase proposed this week.
Getting ready? Note the date...

The Washington Post
By Brian Fung
December 29, 2017
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President Trump on Friday called for the U.S. Postal Service to raise the shipping rates that it charges Amazon.com, the online retailer, in a deal that he said disadvantages the federal agency.

“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.f455350a4550


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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump


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Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!
5:04 AM - 29 Dec 2017
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...28546633953285
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
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Getting ready? Note the date...
Yes, Trump was making noise six months ago. But the rate-hike proposal from USPS came Oct. 10, as I said, and approval still needs to come from the PRC.

Last edited by nazz; 10-19-2018 at 08:29 PM..
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Based on the cities that Amazon appears to be hiring for Flex, it appears that Amazon might be shifting the Flex program towards smaller metropolitan areas as larger ones get shifted towards the Delivery Service Partner program (those who drive the vans and wear the Amazon uniforms) for Logistics deliveries, with Flex mainly handling the Prime Now deliveries in those cities.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Upon further investigation, Amazon Flex hiring in Albuquerque might actually be for Whole Foods grocery delivery, rather than Amazon Logistics package deliveries. According to recent reports Amazon has recently launched grocery delivery in Albuquerque.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I actually wonder if Amazon will launch Logistics in Albuquerque this year. The thing that may go against it is that normally Amazon normally opens Delivery Stations in places that are within reasonable range from a fulfillment center to enable Same-Day Delivery; Albuquerque isn't near any fulfillment center. However, they could save on shipping costs vs. USPS or UPS.

While Flex has launched in Albuquerque, so far they are only doing Whole Foods deliveries. If Amazon does decide to open a Delivery Station, Flex could be expanded to Logistics and Amazon might bring its Delivery Service Partner program to Albuquerque.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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With Amazon just announcing nationwide One-Day Shipping, I think a Delivery Station in Albuquerque is inevitable this year, possibly a Sortation Center as well. I think Amazon can get shipments from Phoenix, Denver, and DFW in one day with their own Amazon Logistics delivery network by ground.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Early reports are surfacing on Twitter that Amazon will be building a fulfillment center in Albuquerque. It will be almost 3 million sq ft, according to the poster.

https://twitter.com/DiaDeLobos/statu...48991658209280

By one of the comments it also looks like it will be located at the Sunport South Business Park on I-25 between the airport and Mesa del Sol.

Earth-moving and infrastructure work has been going on at the Sunport South Business Park for the last year or so in anticipation of logistics projects just like this.

Before


After

https://www.instagram.com/p/B56KjODFmw2/

People in the city's economic development department also stated in news stories before the end of last year that there would be big economic development announcements coming soon. This may be one of them.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I remember seeing a job posting over the summer for a Delivery Station position. I wonder if this will tie into the new FC.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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sounds as if this would be a wonderful addition for ABQ. Lots of jobs, and probably new housing, etc.
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