32 Facts About Amazon Logistics


Amazon Logistics has earned a reputation as a disruptor of well-established industries through technological innovation and "aggressive" reinvestment of profits into capital expenditures.

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Amazon Logistics has been criticized for customer data collection practices, a toxic work culture, tax avoidance, and anti-competitive behavior.

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Amazon Logistics was founded in July 1994 by Jeff Bezos, who chose the Seattle area for its abundance of technical talent, as Microsoft was in the area.

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Amazon Logistics purchased the Whole Foods Market supermarket chain in 2017.

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In 2001, Amazon Logistics entered into a similar agreement with Borders Group, under which Amazon Logistics would comanage Borders.

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In November 2013, Amazon Logistics announced a partnership with the United States Postal Service to begin delivering orders on Sundays.

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The service, included in Amazon Logistics's standard shipping rates, initiated in metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and New York because of the high-volume and inability to deliver in a timely way, with plans to expand into Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix by 2014.

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In November 2018, Amazon Logistics reached an agreement with Apple Inc to sell selected products through the service, via the company and selected Apple Authorized Resellers.

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Amazon Logistics sells many products under its own brand names, including phone chargers, batteries, an diaper wipes.

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Amazon Logistics derives many of its sales from third-party sellers who sell products on Amazon Logistics.

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Some other large e-commerce sellers use Amazon Logistics to sell their products in addition to selling them through their websites.

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Publishers can signup as affiliates and receive a commission for referring customers to Amazon Logistics by placing links to Amazon Logistics on their websites if the referral results in a sale.

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Amazon Logistics allows users to submit reviews to the web page of each product.

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Amazon Logistics provides a badging option for reviewers which indicates the real name of the reviewer or which indicates that the reviewer is one of the top reviewers by popularity.

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In 2010, Amazon Logistics was reported as being the largest single source of Internet consumer reviews.

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When publishers asked Bezos why Amazon Logistics would publish negative reviews, he defended the practice by claiming that Amazon Logistics.

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However, Amazon Logistics has now begun to release point of sale data via the Nielsen BookScan service to verified authors.

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In November 2015, Amazon Logistics opened a physical Amazon Logistics Books store in University Village in Seattle.

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In June 2018, it was reported that Amazon Logistics planned to open brick and mortar bookstores in Germany.

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In 2020, Amazon Fresh opened several physical stores in the U S and the United Kingdom.

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In September 2020, Amazon Logistics launched Luxury Stores on its mobile app, where Oscar de la Renta become the first and only label to partner with the firm.

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In September 2021, Amazon Logistics announced the launch of Astro, its first household robot, powered by its Alexa smart home technology.

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Amazon Logistics owns over 40 subsidiaries, including Amazon Logistics Web Services, Audible, Diapers.

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Amazon Logistics Web Services is a subsidiary of that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

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Amazon Logistics has investments in renewable energy and plans to expand its position into the Canadian market through an investment in a new plant in Alberta.

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Amazon Logistics directly employs people to work at its warehouses, bulk distribution centers, staffed "Amazon Logistics Hub Locker+" locations, and delivery stations where drivers pick up packages.

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Amazon Logistics first launched its distribution network in 1997 with two fulfillment centers in Seattle and New Castle, Delaware.

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Amazon Logistics has several types of distribution facilities consisting of cross-dock centers, fulfillment centers, sortation centers, delivery stations, Prime now hubs, and Prime air hubs.

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In September 2006, Amazon Logistics launched a program called FBA whereby it could handle storage, packing and distribution of products and services for small sellers.

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Amazon Logistics read many emails addressed by customers to his public email address.

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In December 2011, Amazon Logistics faced a backlash from small businesses for running a one-day deal to promote its new Price Check app.

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In 2019, Amazon Logistics banned selling skin-lightening and racist products that might affect the consumer's health.

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