With many of its other tech-based shipping services, such as Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Key, Amazon has used technology to remove the need for a shipping carrier for last-mile delivery. From a merchant perspective, Shipping with Amazon would provide increased competition in the shipping space, while also providing Amazon with more data about the products people are buying.
Merchants are already clamoring for the opportunity to work with Amazon as a carrier.
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Main U.S. maritime agency’s probe into practices of ocean carriers and terminals winds down, but no changes yet seen.
The big oil news of the week was OPEC deciding to cut production in an attempt to stop the price of oil from dropping further. Carriers should be happy with this in the long run but gained a short term boost to margins in the meantime.
Trucker Tools CEO Prasad Gollapalli discussed his company’s Smart Capacity product with users; the platform is designed to make freight brokers more efficient and profitable.
By 2022 consumers could be spending $100B a year on online groceries.
Walgreens also testing same-day deliveries with multiple providers.
Winter Storm Diego still on track to ice over parts of the South and sock in areas with heavy snow. Significant disruptions to supply chains and travel expected.
On today's episode, Craig Fuller, Nick Austin, Zach Strickland, and John Kingston discuss the weather system impacting the southeast as well as the latest news in oil production.
Company makes fourth acquisition in 2018.
After two days of flooding, southern California is getting a break. People on the Gulf Coast should be on high alert for the same this weekend.
Zipline has focused on humanitarian needs, delivering medical supplies to rural communities around the world.