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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Amazon Wants the Last Mile

Pretty clear they are experimenting everywhere on this.  Good roundup here.

Amazon takes multi-pronged approach to owning the last mile  by George Anderson in Retailwire with expert comments. 

Forget drones for home deliveries of online orders. That was the consensus of a variety of industry experts I spoke with at the recent NRF Big Show in New York. Many however do see opportunities for direct-to-consumer sellers to use alternative service options outside of FedEx and UPS, as well as technologies such as autonomous vehicles and delivery robots to conquer the challenges of the last mile.

A few, not surprisingly, said to look to Amazon.com as the leading indicator for where the industry is headed. A couple of breaking stories in recent days may provide some insight.  ... " 

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