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Amazon Could Soon Compete with UPS and FedEx

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To reduce shipping costs, Amazon is building up its own delivery operation, as some say the online retailer is preparing to go head-to-head with major shippers in the mainstream delivery business. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
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Frank Budroux (4 days ago)
Good luck..It took Ups 110 years to get where they are now, It goes more into it than just delivering..
Novaximus (1 month ago)
Notice they never say "compete with USPS" who does more packages than any of them.
TheDay Cometh (2 months ago)
It will cost Amazon billions of dollars and many years of planning to match the infrastructure of UPS, FEDEX and DHL.
Zow Err (1 month ago)
It will take decades. UPS is an international shipping company that has built their logistical network and fleet of ships, planes, trucks and delivery vehicles over the course of a century. If Amazon thinks they can simply buy their way to the top they are sadly mistaken.
Glock Nyneteen (3 months ago)
Amazon is worth 250 billion dollars but it doesn't pull nearly the kind of profit due to having so much competition. FedEx 1.8 b profit, amazon 2.5 b profit, ups 3.4 b profits. Amazon has far more revenue combined than these 2. Amazon affects their delivery drivers greatly but at a cost. Amazon employees aren't very happy with their poor wages and its going to be hard to have a good company without that.
Timur Mazitov (5 months ago)
UPS sucks.
Zow Err (1 month ago)
Practice driving a manual transmission, then reapply and pass the driving test to get a high paying job as a UPS driver.
croc huntas (5 months ago)
Not going to happen
Jay Bizz (9 months ago)
I just can't wait to see Amazon drop FedEx.!!!!!!
Pernection (1 year ago)
Greed
Shikhir Singh (1 year ago)
is good
Fatty McGee (1 year ago)
It's rapidly becoming the biggest company in the world besides Apple, why not deliver your own packages instead of relying on a third party? Seems only natural to me.
Muhammad Idrees (1 year ago)
That drone delivery 1:40 is great idea..
Cross (1 year ago)
Muhammad Idrees too bad most ppl live in areas that aren't air friendly (trees, buildings, phone/cable lines, etc) also most ppl would probably steal the content the moment they see a small lil drone flying around or land...in a city...it's a no go
Russell Lee (1 year ago)
thats amazing
melonbarmonster (1 year ago)
Amazon delivery services is not as good as USPS, UPS or Fedex at least for me in the NYC/NJ region.
melonbarmonster (1 year ago)
mahesh katta late deliveries. Inconsistent delivery times. Less professional staff. All other carriers I know who they are and know when they're coming. Amazon I shelter skelter. Often I don't see them and get message that they couldn't make delivery or they'll try to deliver after 5pm when office closes.
mahesh katta (1 year ago)
What do you mean by NOT GOOD, is it late or doesnt give delivary notifications.