We may be headed for a future where Amazon trucks share the road with USPS and UPS delivery trucks. Your Amazon packages could arrive at your door in an Amazon-branded delivery truck. That is, if all goes well with a test that the company is carrying out in select cities, which will address shipping delays and could lead to same-day deliveries.
The test is being done in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where Amazon is testing its own delivery service, called “the last mile,”. Using its own delivery service could benefit the company greatly. Shipping delays through UPS and FedEx caused by high shipping demands could be erased for one thing. Amazon could also institute its own delivery structure. Maybe by making late-night deliveries or getting it to you within a few hours.
An Amazon job listing for the service says:
“Amazon is growing at a faster speed than UPS and FedEx, who are responsible for shipping the majority of our packages. At this rate Amazon cannot continue to rely solely on the solutions provided through traditional logistics providers. To do so will limit our growth, increase costs and impede innovation in delivery capabilities. Last Mile is the solution to this. It is a program which is going to revolutionize how shipments are delivered to millions of customers.”
This could be a goldmine to the company. It will be interesting to watch it unfold.
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