SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon packages get delivered to all sorts of places. Front porches? Naturally. Cubicles? Of course. Inside locked homes? Yes, that, too.
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UPS, the shipping giant, has been in a back-and-forth with Amazon in recent years over the post office’s cost structure, which has direct impact on how the Postal Service sets its package shipping prices, according to public documents filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
Since acquiring Whole Foods last year, Amazon has been putting lockers at stores so shoppers can pick up or return merchandise. Now the company is searching for bigger Whole Foods locations in cities that can serve as both grocery stores and urban distribution centers for delivering goods to online shoppers more quickly, according to someone briefed on the plans.
Amazon’s reported entry into delivery service won’t be as bad for UPS and FedEx as it will be for the United States Postal Service, according to a J.P. Morgan analyst in the space.
Not only is it seeing greater demand from customers shopping on its website, but more and more third-party merchants are using its Fulfillment By Amazon service. Fulfillment By Amazon, or FBA, allows third-party merchants to ship their inventory to an Amazon warehouse, enabling Amazon to take care of the logistics of shipping out orders as they come in.
Amazon.com Inc. is expanding a service launched to make more groceries, cleaning supplies and other products available for quick delivery directly from merchants without overwhelming the e-commerce giant’s warehouses with additional inventory, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg.
President Trump thinks Amazon is getting a free ride courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service and other USPS customers, and he could be right. But he probably isn’t.
Amazon also said its most-purchased items over the year were its own Fire Stick streaming device, its Echo Dot smart speaker, AmazonBasics cables, and, oddly, bananas.
Seattle-based Amazon leases the Amazon Air fleet (formerly called Amazon Prime Air) from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Air Transport Services Group, and had 25 of the jets in operation as of July. Amazon bought a 10 percent stake in ATSG in March.
It’s been years now since Amazon revealed its plan to begin using drones for delivery, and the company has slowly been improving and refining the idea ever since. Now, Amazon has been granted a patent on tech that would allow its drones to self-destruct in the event of an emergency.