Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
My company has a daily pickup account with UPS. In its latest edition of the "RoundUPS" newsletter, UPS reported the following:


Internet commerce was all the rage this holiday season. Zona Research, a marketing research and analysis firm, pegs Internet retail spending during the holidays at $3 billion, with books, music, and videotapes the most popular items. Zona surveys report that UPS delivered 55 percent of the items purchased online.

Armed with that, I cornered our UPS driver and asked him how many times he saw a package marked with

"All day long," he replied. "I see that company more than any other. In the past, it was catalog companies like LL Bean and Fingerhut. Now it's Amazon."

It could be that our driver receives an unusually large volume of Amazon orders, but maybe not. How about asking your UPS driver how often he sees packages from Collectively, we might discover something interesting. Post your results to this thread.

Peter Lynch would probably approve of this real-life method of investment research.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.