Business, Equipment, Logistics

Analysis: To Understand Amazon’s Delivery Ambitions, Consider the Long Game

An Amazon Prime truck delivers an Australian fern to Amazon’s campus for the ceremonial first planting at The Spheres in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Amazon

In the future—and you have to look far ahead when considering the movements of CEO Jeff Bezos—Amazon could expand the services to any merchant selling anything to anyone. This would push it deeper into the territory of UPS and FedEx.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime partners UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in New York

Julio Cortez/AP Inc. is opening its first fulfillment center in New York, part of an ongoing push to store inventory closer to customers to enable faster deliveries.

Molly Schuetz and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Expands Oregon Footprint with Salem Fulfillment Center

A worker drives a forklift past merchandise at the Phoenix Fulfillment Center in Goodyear, Ariz. Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News

Amazon on Aug. 28 announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Salem, marking its second such hulking warehouse in Oregon.

Anna Marum | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
August 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Amazon’s Warehouse Robots Are Boosting Productivity, Getting Goods to Customers Faster

Amazon Warehouse Robot Jim Young/Bloomberg News

The new human jobs – 1,500 in this case – got the headlines, but it’s the robots that make online retail giant Amazon’s new Sacramento, Calif., distribution center zing.

Ed Fletcher | The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee
August 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Eyes the Finish Line in Online Delivery With Home Hub Lockers

Amazon Hub Screenshot via doesn’t just want to control the “last mile” of online delivery. The company wants to own the finish line, too.

Thomas Lee | San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

Hundreds Show Up for Jobs at Amazon Warehouses in US Cities

Amazon Fulfillment Center Julio Cortez/AP

Hundreds of people showed up Aug. 2 for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
August 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Warehouses Remind Market That Dominating E-Commerce Has a Price

Amazon Fulfillment Center David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Inc. reminded investors that luring shoppers away from stores and dominating the cloud-computing industry isn’t cheap.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Enlists Researchers to Build Box-Packing Warehouse Robots

Amazon Robotics Competition

Sixteen teams of robotics researchers are traveling to Japan this week to help Inc. solve its warehouse problem.

Joshua Brustein | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Activity at Illinois Airport Jumps 39% as UPS, Amazon Flights Increase

Amazon Plane Chicago Rockford International Airport

More jobs and cash have landed at Chicago Rockford International Airport, where cargo volume is up nearly 40% for the first six months of the year compared with the first half of 2016.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
July 26, 2017