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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:55 PM

The Ruthless Reality of Amazon's One-Day Shipping

Source: Gizmodo

The Ruthless Reality of Amazon's One-Day Shipping

Michael Sainato
Yesterday 11:03am Filed to: SHIPPING

Amazon has rapidly expanded its internal shipping services as the company shifts toward one-day delivery shipping from its default two-day shipping service. The company is pledging to spend $800 million this quarter to achieve one-day delivery as the default shipping option for all prime members. But this planned growth has incited concerns from workers, contract delivery carriers, and logistics analysts over how Amazon is seeking to dominate another sector of the economy.

“Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to be the core infrastructure on which everyone depends, and then use this power to exclude competitors and privilege his own businesses,” said Matthew Stoller, a fellow at the anti-monopoly non-profit Open Markets Institute, on Amazon’s business model. “He doesn’t seek to run a business, but to govern all commerce.”

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the non-profit advocacy group Institute for Local Self Reliance, added, “This is essentially a company that’s set out to be and own the infrastructure for 21st century commerce and the shipping is another piece of that.” She cited Amazon’s current relationships with manufacturers and retailers enable it to have leverage in compelling the same businesses to use its shipping services.

This quest for dominance furthers concerns over the economic power Amazon exerts over its workers, its competitors, and the foundations of the online retail marketplace as a whole.

Last-mile delivery

The existing shipping infrastructure owned by Amazon already includes ocean shipping licenses from China to the U.S, a recently launched shipping trucking brokerage platform, and last-mile gig delivery operations such as Amazon Flex services, Amazon Fresh, Prime Now, Shipping with Amazon, and food delivery services primarily conducted by independent contractors.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:07 PM

1. Bezos roots for blue...

That makes this better.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:07 PM

2. That may be so

but it doesn't change the fact that they are predatory.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:58 AM

3. Greed is a helluva disease.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:10 AM

4. Monopolies are always way more profitable in capitalism

It amazes me that corporations that love them some out of control capitalism are always trying to create monopolies. Only the little people have to deal with the competition of capitalism, corporations create themselves little kingdoms to avoid free markets.

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