/* ---- Google Analytics Code Below */

Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon is Convenience

Convenience and consistency of results.  And over a relatively short period of time, re-setting expectations of delivery and immediate gratification.

How Amazon Delivers on Its Core Product: Convenience
Wharton's Katja Seim discusses her research on Amazon's fulfillment center network.


Amazon sells more goods than any one person could count – but the e-commerce giant’s true “core product” is convenience, and how quickly it can get an order from customers’ virtual shopping carts to their real-life doorsteps.

Part of what makes it so easy for Amazon to offer two-day or even same-day shipping to customers is its vast network of distribution centers, which are located across the U.S. and store and ship products to their final destinations. New research from Wharton business economics and public policy professor Katja Seim takes a closer look at how significantly expanding that distribution center network over the past decade has been key to Amazon’s growth strategy.

Seim recently spoke to Knowledge@Wharton about her paper, “Economies of Density in E-Commerce: A Study of Amazon’s Fulfillment Center Network,” which was co-authored with Cornell’s Jean-Francois Houde and Penn State’s Peter Newberry. .... "

No comments: