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Amazon: fulfillment cost in 2023 35,6% of net sales

Amazon surpassed sales expectations during the 2023 holiday shopping season. The net product sales for the last quarter of 2023 were 76,7 $ billion, reflecting a 9 percent increase from the previous year. Despite facing challenges from cost-conscious consumers and increased expenses, Amazon’s holiday sales events provided optimistic signs of a potential recovery in its …

Amazon: on operating more sustainably for customers and communities

Kara Hurst, chief sustainability officer at Amazon, talks to McKinsey about scaling Amazon’s sustainability initiatives, including increasing its focus on nature-based solutions to benefit communities. How is Amazon working on reaching its Climate Pledge goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040? While the scope of this challenge is large, Amazon has been taking bold steps …

E-commerce and logistics sprawl: a spatial exploration of last-mile logistics platforms

The rise of e-commerce helped fuel consumer appetite for quick home deliveries. One consequence has been the placing of some logistics facilities in proximity to denser consumer markets. The trend departs from the prevailing discussion on “logistics sprawl,” or the proliferation of warehousing into the urban periphery. A recent study by Fried and Goodchild spatially …

Amazon: fulfillment cost still not under control?

Amazon posted stronger-than-expected sales for the 2022 holiday shopping season. Net sales for Amazon, which has been battling cost-conscious consumers and higher costs, were $142.2bn in the last quarter of 2022, up 9 percent from 2021. Sales events during the holiday season offered glimmers of hope that Amazon’s retail business may be staging a recovery, …

Amazon: e-cargo bikes to replace thousands of van deliveries in London

Amazon is launching a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a team of on-foot delivery staff to replace thousands of van deliveries on London’s roads. With their fleet of electric delivery vans, Amazon will make more than five million zero-emission deliveries to customers yearly across more than 10% of London Ultra Low Emissions Zone. Various Amazon partner businesses will operate the …

Amazon and Stellantis will collaborate in SmartCockpit project

Amazon and Stellantis will collaborate to deliver software solutions for Stellantis’ new digital cabin platform, STLA SmartCockpit, starting in 2024. Stellantis selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider for vehicle platforms to deliver its long-term, software-focused vision. AWS and Stellantis will launch collaborative engineering and innovation initiatives and tools to accelerate time to market for …

Winning Last Mile Challenge team addresses the problem of combining mathematical routes with driver knowledge

Finding the optimal route between multiple destinations (the traveling salesman problem) is a challenge regularly faced by Amazon’s Last Mile team. Meeting that challenge has meant developing planning software to allow Amazon’s delivery fleet to find the most efficient routes. But what happens when drivers must deviate from those routes? Drivers have access to real-time …

Amazon moving closer to its US customers

Amazon doubled down on its commitment to expand supply chain capacity on its latest earnings call. In 2020, Amazon’s capital expenditures were more than three times greater than those of Walmart. Retaildive reports about it. In 2020, Amazon upped its spending as it works to stand up more delivery stations and fulfillment centers. Amazon fulfillment …