How Overnight Shipping Works

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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  Year ago +2729

    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!

    • clifton559
      clifton559 19 days ago

      my father was the airports mantainence man, and then the superviser for 30 years, he works at a hospitol now that hes retired from the airport. did you that memphis international was the first airport to have a terrorist act on an airplane in the hole usa back in the 80s i beleave it was?

    • Tinfu Yiu
      Tinfu Yiu 7 months 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
      Rockslide 7 months ago

      Very much enjoyed the video, but your logo seems dated, as in the 1980s.

    • GWDeathscythe18
      GWDeathscythe18 8 months 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!

  • Reese Blevins
    Reese Blevins 3 days ago +1

    10:06 that package on the left

  • Everything channel
    Everything channel 6 days ago +1

    Soon, these companies will use aircraft carriers to ship packages.

  • Aulorenzo
    Aulorenzo 9 days ago

    Very interesting

  • T Brown Records
    T Brown Records 9 days ago

    Nice info for 2019

  • master works
    master works 10 days ago

    2026 Amazon doing Airdrops

  • Bailey Clark
    Bailey Clark 10 days ago +1

    Love that maine was an example! Don’t get that often!

  • John Doe
    John Doe 10 days ago

    This is impressive, Love capitalism .

  • James Ryzlot
    James Ryzlot 11 days ago

    Great video - horrible ads


  • Nickelodeon Stuff
    Nickelodeon Stuff 11 days ago

    i only live n hour away from the dallas hub so i get stuff *relatively* fast :)

  • Yuri Zsa
    Yuri Zsa 11 days ago

    I'm a trucker. When I delivered a trailer at ups in memphis at 4 am near the airport, there were people there working just like daytime, it was extremely busy, people constantly moving around, I have 10 seconds to dock otherwise I'm holding up traffic.

  • Andri Sebastian Pongoh

    Does FedEx still ships Wilsons?

  • tarang dhulkotia
    tarang dhulkotia 12 days ago

    Why the background music sounds very much like TVF (The Viral Fever)

  • Vic P
    Vic P 12 days ago

    Fed Ex is the worst...

  • Steampunk Wolf
    Steampunk Wolf 14 days ago

    I don't think UPS is very impressive at all. Literally every single package I've had shipped with them that had overnight shipping took at least 2 or more business days to arrive. Every... single... one. Then they don't even give an explanation as to why they were late nor offer you a refund for your shipping. There was even one particular time where I ordered a computer part that I really needed, and I chose overnight shipping. (I also placed my order in the morning, not at night the previous day.) Anyway, the nearest UPS hub to me is about an hour away, so I sat home waiting all day for this package to arrive, checking the truck location, etc, and the UPS truck got within .5 miles of my house before saying that there were severe weather conditions and turning around. The part that really annoys me is that there were no severe weather conditions; we had maybe 2mm of snow on the ground that day, with no ice, it wasn't currently snowing, and even USPS and FedEx were able to deliver, so why not UPS? It also didn't seem like it was a problem with the truck because they drove that thing all the way back to the hub, which is an hour away, like I said. Actually, while they were still .5 miles away, I tried to call UPS support to see if they could get in contact with the driver so I could drive down the road and pick up my package, but all she said to me was that there were severe weather conditions at hand and they couldn't get in contact with the driver. (Really? As if I couldn't read that exact same thing on my screen; that was literally the whole reason I called. Also, how can a huge shipping company not be able to contact their drivers?) I think it all just happened to be laziness. The driver probably got tired of delivering, even though it is his job, and just turned around. But the fact that I paid extra for a service that wasn't even delivered, with no compensation whatsoever, is just bad for business in my book. Now I use UPS as little as possible after this and many similar occurrences happened.

    • Brian D
      Brian D 13 days ago

      You ran into some bad luck. The reason why management at UPS can't contact their drivers is because they actually have no way of contacting them. I mean they could contact the driver's supervisor who could relay the message, but management and driver supervisors hardly get in contact at all. Unless there is a conflict of some sort. "Severe weather" added to your bad luck obviously. Maybe your driver was a cover driver and was not familiar with the route he or she was assigned.

  • Ok Ok
    Ok Ok 15 days ago

    All this and standard shipping’s like what 5$

  • Gustavo Barreto
    Gustavo Barreto 15 days ago +1

    meanwhile in Brazil the correios delays my package bought in the same state taking around one week to delivery or even more

  • Knowledge_Seeker
    Knowledge_Seeker 16 days ago

    Wendover? Seriously? Unless there is a great story behind that name...

  • Knowledge_Seeker
    Knowledge_Seeker 16 days ago

    A small detail you might be interested in also : In Anchorage Alaska the most common causes of death are cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, due to air pollution.

  • Imaelito AC
    Imaelito AC 17 days ago


  • That One Guy
    That One Guy 17 days ago +1

    This video was much more fascinating than i expected it to be

  • Rodrick Evans
    Rodrick Evans 18 days ago +7

    How overnight shipping works: Products go from point A to point B while it's dark outside.

  • Kevin Funk
    Kevin Funk 18 days ago

    This was informative about hubs and their importance, but I thought it would be more well-rounded and go into detail following a package from beginning to end with information on sorting and ground delivery.

  • Mikey Mike
    Mikey Mike 18 days ago


  • 42 Larson Fan
    42 Larson Fan 18 days ago

    So, Prime Air doesn't have very many planes. Yay, they use one on Sacramento International Airport to ship packages to all 2.7m of us

  • Greg Schuman
    Greg Schuman 18 days ago

    Because of its use as a Fedex hub, Memphis airport was able to accommodate the volume of flights that were forced to land on 9/11 after American airspace was shut down.

  • Rodolfo Herrera
    Rodolfo Herrera 18 days ago

    Yall hired Santa claus huh dont lie

  • bs itis
    bs itis 19 days ago

    Overnight delivery exists so that politicians can justify doing nothing all day

  • clifton559
    clifton559 19 days ago

    9:25 wow look how much that planes rutter was wabbling. id be very afraid of that one.

  • Flamin Frets
    Flamin Frets 19 days ago

    1:09 perfect landing

  • Romeo khan
    Romeo khan 20 days ago

    Greensboro 🙋🏻‍♂️

  • Tymek Paulo
    Tymek Paulo 20 days ago

    4:29 ITS A FedEx CESSNA

  • slavnov gosha
    slavnov gosha 20 days ago +2

    In china it cost like 3dollar to ship a shoe over night from Beijing to Shenzhen

  • Samuel Blank
    Samuel Blank 20 days ago

    At 3:01, actually you can fly nonstop between Louisville and Los Angeles on American Airlines.

  • Bobby the Wedge
    Bobby the Wedge 20 days ago

    DHL: For ALL your shady drug trafficking needs!

  • Ty Nguyen
    Ty Nguyen 21 day ago

    Andddddd yet my package take a month to ship

  • Indi
    Indi 22 days ago

    I dont get it, Countrys can ship packages within anohter fucing continent and be at your doorstep in less then 48 hours..
    Meanwhile France it takes 4-5 FUKCING days for your package to arrive in a domestic order...

  • youn1a
    youn1a 22 days ago

    now we should get rid of passenger carriers and fly on one these ..i would!

  • Joel Jimenez
    Joel Jimenez 22 days ago

    Solid video. I found one major flaw at around 6:12 when you mention "earths curvature" which is completely false cause the earth is flat. #goTTuM

  • Shoegum
    Shoegum 22 days ago

    Most people don't notice but there's a white arrow in the FedEx Logo; once you notice it you can't unsee it.

    Don't see it?
    It's in-between the e and x.

  • Kyle Bryant Dover
    Kyle Bryant Dover 22 days ago

    Its 250 miles not 200 miles to Memphis

  • Americanblood76
    Americanblood76 23 days ago

    Sensational analysis!💪🏻

  • Mike Wallace
    Mike Wallace 23 days ago

    Much better service than DHL Delivery Hopelessly Lost.

  • Ryan Spellman
    Ryan Spellman 23 days ago

    Great video but there is a incorrect fact or two. The FedEx and UPS fleets are not that old. In fact, the only airplanes in the UPS fleet that were used and not new build for UPS are a handful of 747-400BCF’s and MD11’s. The 757, 767 and A300 fleets are completely new build deliveries at UPS. The same can be said of the FedEx 767, A300, A310 and 777 fleet as well as half of the MD11 fleet. The only fleets that were delivered completely second hand are the 757 and MD10 fleets at FedEx. In the early years you would be correct however. Since 2004 both carriers have spent the bulk of their acquisition dollars on new build delivery from Boeing mainly.

  • Miska Alexia
    Miska Alexia 23 days ago

    Wait you can over night ship to here in anchorage 😱😱😱

  • live and let live
    live and let live 24 days ago

    Can we plz get a video of how tf they make $

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  • Chonto
    Chonto 25 days ago

    Guangzhou is pronounced "gwang-jo".

  • toothless
    toothless 28 days ago +2

    *Orders overnight shipping*
    gets package 3 weeks later

  • Duy Tran
    Duy Tran 28 days ago

    What books should people get if they want to learn these business principles?

  • Nubz Nooby
    Nubz Nooby 28 days ago

    *tooth fairy noises*

  • Army1696
    Army1696 28 days ago

    Dude...this was overwhelming fucking interesting

  • Ricky Xu
    Ricky Xu 28 days ago

    is just 747-8f not -800

  • Emil Brandwyne
    Emil Brandwyne 29 days ago

    suddenly packaging cost of 2,5 seems like a fair deal

  • THE Offical Page Of Joey Savage SERVE N OBEY

    God invented overnight shipping thank you jesus

  • Frxn
    Frxn 29 days ago +2

    So... what are you guys waiting for? I'll start HP Omen 15 laptop I've been waiting for roughly 6 days with amazon prime and two day shipping lets go

    • Frxn
      Frxn 27 days ago

      @احمد الاجهر I got my laptop yesterday lmfao!

    • احمد الاجهر
      احمد الاجهر 27 days ago +1

      Waiting for an airpods 2 and macbook pro

  • Gabio 69
    Gabio 69 29 days ago +1

    Anyone else watching this because there waiting for there package to arrive 😂

  • B5392 Blue
    B5392 Blue 29 days ago +1


  • David Medina
    David Medina 29 days ago

    While we sleep? I work!

  • Imtiaz Haider
    Imtiaz Haider 29 days ago

    need 50% discount on FedEx rate from Canada to all over the world , contact us