Amazon is currently on the top of the online shopping market and has been testing out lots of stuff lately pertaining to making shopping on Amazon even more convenient for customers.
Amazon’s innovations may be as simple as a device which makes tracking inventory easier and may be as extreme as delivery drones for delivering you your order within 30 minutes. Impressive, right?
It seems Amazon has more tricks in its sleeve, according to the WSJ. as it seems to be testing out a new delivery service in the US, which would compete against giants such as FedEx and UPS. Amazon’s delivery service would mainly be focused on getting your order to you as soon as possible.
Amazon had named the service as “Last Mile” in Job Listings:
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.
Such as service may help Amazon to save money on shipping and customers may face lesser chances of shipping delays.
The news comes at a time when Amazon has openly started testing out its own delivery service in the UK. Certain customers in the US have reportedly received packages labelled “AMZL” and “AMZN_US”, which reportedly are part of the test of Amazon’s delivery service.
Amazon is working fast towards making your online shopping experience a lot more better and convenient. The old brick and mortar stores are already fast disappearing and with further improvements to online shopping, we may see the end of Brick and Mortar stores.
Sources: Wall Street Journal