This development had plenty of other delivery services—including USPS, UPS, FedEx—feeling just a little bit nervous. We asked pundits in the industry to weigh in on what kind of an impact Amazon’s new forays into the delivery world could have on traditional competitors.
Currently, Amazon is offering new services like home cleaning and more. I keep seeing negative reviews on these services so haven’t used Amazon to get my house cleaned. I think that they will discontinue these contracting services soon. I really don’t think Amazon will be getting involved with the delivery services industry due to the negative backlash on existing contracting services.
Other major shipping companies such as UPS or FedEx can potentially lose millions of dollars in the long-run, since a huge amount of their work has relied on delivering Amazon products.
The Last Mile project keeps growing and will become the only delivery system for Amazon eventually. When this will happen, however, remains uncertain. Amazon keeps growing every year so it still seems impossible that it will completely substitute other delivery services in the near future. What is certain is that the amount of products sent through third-party agencies will be reduced.
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