Saturday, January 28, 2017

Amazon Plans To Destroy More Jobs

Amazon has begun shipping products from Chinese merchant partners to its U.S. warehouses via its own ocean freighters.

Amazon used to outsource exclusively.

Question: How long will it be before Amazon has minimal to no staff on self-guided transports?

Supply Chain 247 reports Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business.

Amazon doesn’t want to have to rely on (and pay) third-party delivery companies. It’s already taken control of lorries and planes and now it’s taking control of ships, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Specifically, the Seattle-headquartered ecommerce giant has started handling the shipment of goods from Chinese retailers that sell on its platform to its vast US warehouses.

Previously it left this to global freight-transportation companies.

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Amazon is becoming what Standard Oil once was - a vertically and horizontally integrated monopoly. Why isn't the US Department of Justice (sic) preventing this from happening?

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