By Joseph De Cleene
Hi! Here an article about Amazon that wants to try its own delivery system.
Before, Amazon used shippers like FedEx or UPS. These companies couldn’t deliver goods the same day as purchased. Amazon aims to reach this goal. Delivering its own packages, will give them more control over the shopping experience. It can also help Amazon contain shipping expenses, which grow as a percentage of sales. This is an example of disintermediation of the supply chain.
The new delivery efforts will get Amazon closer to a holy grail of e-commerce: Delivering goods the same day they are purchased. With its own trucks, Amazon could offer deliveries late at night, or at more specific times. Planning for the delivery network began several years ago, but the project took on added urgency last winter after UPS and FedEx failed to deliver Amazon packages to a relatively large amount of customers by Christmas. This is disastrous for a logistics company. That is why Amazon doesn’t want to be reliable on shipping enterprises like FedEx, U.S. Postal Service, UPS,…