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Amazon Will Deliver More Packages Than UPS or FedEx by 2022

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Dec 2019

Amazon Will Deliver More Packages Than UPS or FedEx by 2022

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is already delivering more of its own packages than its delivery partners like UPS (NYSE:UPS) or USPS. At the pace it’s growing, it’ll be delivering more packages total than either UPS or FedEx (NYSE:FDX) in just a few years. The online retail giant is delivering around half of its own packages through Amazon Logistics, according to an estimate from Morgan Stanley’s analysts. That’s...

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Amazon is delivering half its own packages as it becomes a serious rival to FedEx and UPS

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Dec 2019

Amazon is delivering half its own packages as it becomes a serious rival to FedEx and UPS

Amazon has been steadily growing its logistics operation over the last decade, and it now delivers more than half of all Amazon packages in the US, according to an estimate from Morgan Stanley published on Thursday and reported by CNBC. That’s a staggering increase over the course of the last few years. It means Amazon, which now operates its own freighters and cargo planes, is...

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Amazon’s push for one-day delivery dents profits, costs up 21%

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Jul 2019

Amazon’s push for one-day delivery dents profits, costs up 21%

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday reported its first profit miss in two years and said income would slump in the current quarter, as the online retailer ramps up spending on one-day delivery to spark sales growth. The company also said its investment in faster shipping was starting to pay off, with revenue rising 20% to $63.4 billion (£50.9 billion) in the second quarter ended in...

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Amazon’s new drones to start delivering packages in months

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Jun 2019

Amazon’s new drones to start delivering packages in months

Amazon.com Inc has new drones that will deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less in the coming months, a step toward a goal that has eluded the retailer for years. The new drone takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter, is more stable than prior models and can spot moving objects better than humans can, making it safe, Jeff Wilke, the chief...

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Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows

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May 2019

Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows

Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and one-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, according to RBC Capital Markets. The vast delivery network is a result of significant investments over the past four years. Amazon said on its latest earnings report that it’s making one-day delivery the default for Prime members. A closer look at Amazon’s delivery network illustrates why the company is...

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Amazon trials autonomous delivery robot

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Jan 2019

Amazon trials autonomous delivery robot

Amazon has begun trials of an autonomous delivery robot called Scout. The blue, six-wheeled bot which is “about the size of a small cooler” will be trialled in neighbourhoods in Snohomish County close to the e-commerce giant’s Seattle headquarters. Announcing the arrival of the full-electric delivery system, Amazon said Scout had been developed by its engineers to roll along sidewalks at walking pace. The initial...

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Amazon Key unlocks better customer delivery experience

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Jan 2019

Amazon Key unlocks better customer delivery experience

Amazon has announced new delivery options, including in-garage delivery. Can delivery companies keep up? Will customers accept strangers accessing their home or garage? Analysis from Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast) Amazon has unveiled its latest technological advance toward guaranteed first-time delivery under the ‘Key by Amazon’ service (read the story here). With this latest advance, Amazon customers will be able...

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Amazon Ramps Up Delivery Program With 10 More Cargo Aircraft

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Dec 2018

Amazon Ramps Up Delivery Program With 10 More Cargo Aircraft

Amazon.com, Inc. has expanded its partnership with aircraft leasing company Air Transport Services Group, Inc., in a bid to ramp up its delivery efforts. Per the deal, ATSG will lease an additional 10 aircraft to support Amazon’s delivery services. These new cargo planes from ATSG will join Amazon’s fleet over the course of next two years. Prior to the announcement, Amazon’s air fleet operations had a...

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Amazon is letting some customers choose which day their goodies are delivered

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Nov 2018

Amazon is letting some customers choose which day their goodies are delivered

Amazon is testing a new service that will let you pick which day your orders are delivered. Amazon Day (not to be confused with Amazon Prime Day) is currently available to a selected group of shoppers in the US, giving them the option to pick a specific day of the week to receive deliveries. The new service means you can schedule your deliveries to fit around...

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Amazon helps entrepreneurs to build delivery start-ups

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Jul 2018

Amazon helps entrepreneurs to build delivery start-ups

Amazon is offering support to would-be entrepreneurs to help them develop delivery businesses that will fulfil the retailer’s growing parcel volumes. Keeping up with the sheer volume of parcel growth is a huge challenge for Amazon. In its first quarter, sales jumped a whopping 43% to $51bn. That’s 43% more parcels to deliver. At a time when there is a shortage in delivery drivers in both...

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