Category: E-commerce

Amazon's flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s design for a floating warehouse and drone delivery system Amazon has designed a floating warehouse that sits thousands of feet in the air, from which the internet retailer could dispatch swarms of delivery drones to metropolitan areas. The company has patented futuristic plans for enormous “airborne fulfillment centres” that would be used as bases…



E-Commerce: Not As Big As You Think

E-Commerce: Not As Big As You Think

Summary Yes, Amazon is reshaping the US retail market dramatically. However, in a more global context, the US’s example is fairly unique. You can still be bullish on retailers with a non-US presence. Heading into 2016, I suggested that it might be the year that Amazon.com ( AMZN ) lost some momentum while traditional brick…



More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

This was the first of forty 767 freighters to wear the Amazon Prime Air Livery. But will Amazon stop at forty? Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from two separate sources that Amazon is in…



How data could thwart Amazon's freight forwarding ambitions

How data could thwart Amazon’s freight forwarding ambitions

© Xxlphoto | Dreamstime.com – One of the world’s most important tech investors has told the logistics industry that there is little cause for its incessant worrying about the emergence of Amazon as a third-party logistics provider. At last week’s TPM conference in Long Beach, managing director at start-venture capital firm Felicis Ventures, Wesley Chan,…