Amazon is operating out of giant tents in cities across the US as it races to expand its delivery network to supplement and compete with UPS, FedEx, and USPS.
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There was a notable change in Amazon.com’s annual report this year. Under the competition section of its 10-K, Amazon listed “companies that provide fulfillment and logistics services.”
Amazon is such a one-size-fits-all company that it might be hard to find a single company or industry that Amazon is not competing with
Amazon, the National Retail Federation, and other representatives from the Package Coalition were in Washington, DC on Thursday advocating the importance of keeping 6-day and rural delivery affordable through the US Postal Service.
Amazon is flexing its muscle with USPS. If the latter insists on raising rates, it could have serious consequences that ultimately lead not only to losing Amazon’s valuable business, but to creating an entirely new competitor for the part of its business that produces real profit.
Amazon is making some major changes to its business for the upcoming holiday season. One of the big moves includes offering free shipping to all customers regardless of the size of their order starting today for a limited time through the holidays.
The company expects to have more than 100 vans on the road by year-end, and will take delivery on all 20,000 vans by the end of 2019, said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of world-wide operations.
He went on to say that the government (I assume?) would go after Amazon’s use of the U.S. Postal Service next. This is something Trump often talks about; he repeatedly claims that the Post Office is getting a bad deal through Amazon, even though the truth is a little more nuanced than that.
Toys ‘R’ Us is calling it quits in the US, but Amazon is apparently ready to pick up the slack. Bloomberg tipsters have asserted that Amazon is planning to mail a holiday toy catalog to “millions” of American homes and (naturally) distribute it at Whole Foods Market stores.
Amazon Prime members can once again look forward to getting steep discounts gadgets, things for your home, travel gear, and more. While Amazon’s Prime Day is not as big as Black Friday (yet), at least you don’t have to endure the psychological trauma of being pushed around in large crowds and waiting in long lines out the door at brick and mortar shops