STATES CHRONICLE – Amazon.com Inc. was crowned the largest online retailer on this planet. However, the company needs to keep reinventing itself in order to preserve this top position. Its latest ambition is to cut the cord to longtime partners such as FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service Inc. Amazon will support this significant shift through its own delivery services.
Amazon Has Been Experimenting with Its Own Delivery Services in India for Two Years Now
The United States can expect Amazon to broaden the list of products that goes with its Amazon Prime two-day delivery program. That’s because the retail behemoth will take charge of yet another function of its business, namely the delivery system.
In fact, the company has been tweaking this type of service for two years now in India. However, these efforts received a weak marketing side. Only U.S. merchants were quietly notified about this change. Nonetheless, after working on this project for such a long time, Amazon believes it is high time for a U.S. expansion.
People closed to this pilot program claimed that the new service is called Seller Flex. Citizens of the West Coast states have already started enjoying the benefits of this project without knowing it. The company scheduled a more extensive rollout for 2018. However, Amazon officials declined to comment on this pilot program.
The New Strategy Will Bring Massive Positive Changes to Both Company and Customers
Currently, Amazon relies entirely on the logistic and delivery services of UPS and FedEx. However, the company intends to gain its independence in this sector. The primary plan is to take charge of the package pickup from the warehouses of all the partners that are selling products on Amazon platform.
On the other hand, the online retailer might not be able to take full control of this entire process. Therefore, it might continue collaborating with third-party couriers, but at a smaller scale. The critical interest is to get to the point where the company and not the seller decides how a package is sent.
Amazon’s new strategy will significantly streamline its backstage efforts. Warehouses will enjoy decongestion, money savings will support more substantial discounts, and Amazon will gain more control over its customer care services.
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