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Amazon Can Use Whole Foods to Help Weather Postal Rate Hikes

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 Is Getting Closer to Its Own Delivery Service

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 Expands Delivery Trial That Could Hurt FedEx, UPS 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.

Amazon, Uber And The Postal Service

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 envisions delivery drones that self-destruct in emergencies

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.