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.
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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.
But multiple sources tell Recode that Amazon has privately laid blame on the U.S. Postal Service, which was responsible for delivering Amazon Fresh orders to customers in most, if not all, of the affected delivery areas.
Delivery is the new front in the ongoing battle for e-commerce supremacy. Amazon is trying to solidify its lead, while Wal-Mart is playing catch-up.
Amazon really wants to take your relationship to the next level, and it thinks it deserves a key to your home. No really, Amazon Key is exactly that, a brand new smart device made by the biggest retailer in the world that will let anyone that you trust inside your house when you’re not at home.
Running out of gas is a nightmare. Depending on the nearness of a charging solution, running out of juice in your electric car far from home could be even worse. A new Amazon patent imagines a solution: sending out drones that carry charge out to your car.