Is Amazon the dominant carrier in the USA?

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Is Amazon the dominant carrier in the USA? Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast) discuss:

  • Amazon has come from nowhere to be a top three player
  • Leading parcel carriers in the US in terms of volume
  • FedEx’s decision to end its ground delivery contract with Amazon
  • UPS’s ‘better not bigger’ policy
  • Other carriers need to match Amazon in terms of customer experience
  • Amazon Flex drivers collecting from retailers in malls
  • What if Walmart and Target continue to build out their last-mile capability?
  • Amazon’s willingness to work with others, including its competitors
  • Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)
  • Amazon subletting its warehouse space
  • Is the heat coming out of e-commerce since the pandemic?
  • Amazon’s shipping costs
  • Amazon expanding its delivery reach into rural USA
  • Unionization at Amazon

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Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast, the weekly podcast for the postal and delivery sectors.


Marek Różycki is managing partner at Last Mile Experts, specializing in CEP and e-commerce last-mile advisory.

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