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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/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Z (1 month ago)
Naturally, Kmat, Sears,Walmat, they all start off as catalog mom and pop stores. Sears even buildt the Sears Towers. However, retailers never go into the shipping business. So No!
super marioz (1 month ago)
no amazon is starting to use an uber like scam where they get a bunch of random people and give them packages to deliver with not paying hourly or gas or providing cars some uber lyft type of buisness
Frank Budroux (2 months ago)
Good luck..It took Ups 110 years to get where they are now, It goes more into it than just delivering..
Novaximus (3 months ago)
Notice they never say "compete with USPS" who does more packages than any of them.
Novaximus (1 month ago)
I can't wait til Amazon delivers their own packages last mile everywhere. The last 10 years have been brutal. Xmas every damned day.
Novaximus (1 month ago)
USPS 2017 year total 5.7 Billion  (source https: //facts.usps.com/table-facts / Ups year 2017 total  5.1 Billion (source UPS Fact Sheet)Numbers don't lie.  AND the USPS has to handle mail which is like 70% of the job.  I should know I'm a mailman.  Pretty close though and yeah...I know.  You guys deliver the big stuff which does tip those scales a lot.  But …..  there ya go
William Lucey (1 month ago)
UPS does more packages than anyone fool...I should know...iam a UPS driver.
TheDay Cometh (4 months ago)
It will cost Amazon billions of dollars and many years of planning to match the infrastructure of UPS, FEDEX and DHL.
David (3 days ago)
Money moves mountains .. Amazon will eventually compete and maybe crush ups and usps as well.
Zow Err (3 months 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 (5 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 (7 months ago)
UPS sucks.
Zow Err (3 months 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 (7 months ago)
Not going to happen
Jay Bizz (11 months ago)
I just can't wait to see Amazon drop FedEx.!!!!!!
Pernection (1 year ago)
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.