Logistics is the backbone of the economy, providing the efficient, cost effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend.
Recently, Amazon has launched a last-mile delivery program, which are powered by entrepreneurs. In other words, Amazon just launched its own UPS competitor of sorts, by offering leased vans, training and resources to those who want to drive for Amazon instead of Uber.
Amazon will continue to work with existing partners, including UPS and FedEx, in addition to the USPS and smaller last-mile delivery partners. As Amazon’s business continues to grow, it will need these partners’ help to get packages to customers for the foreseeable future.
“We have great partners in our traditional carriers and it’s exciting to continue to see the logistics industry grow,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, in a statement about the launch. “Customer demand is higher than ever and we have a need to build more capacity. As we evaluated how to support our growth, we went back to our roots to share the opportunity with small-and-medium-sized businesses. We are going to empower new, small businesses to form in order to take advantage of the growing opportunity in e-commerce package delivery.”
At present economic sentiments, the logistics & warehousing industry continued to witness growth largely due to growth in retail, e-commerce and manufacturing sectors.
So the above are the observations for the policy maker, they can help to build a more liberal environment, to encourage the E-commerce’s growth of business.