Oct 06 2017
Amazon.com (AMZN) is testing another home delivery service, this time with third-party merchants that use its online platform, which could intensify competition with longtime partners FedEx (FDX) and United Parcel Service (UPS), says a Bloomberg report.
Bloomberg said the new Seller Flex program lets Amazon take over the decision making about how those items will be delivered to customers, whether by UPS, FedEx, or by its own couriers through Amazon Logistics (look for "AMZL" on the Amazon shipping label). The new service would function similar to UPS and FedEx.
"Seller Flex would also give Seattle-based Amazon more visibility into the warehousing and delivery operations of its merchant partners, potentially helping it make full use of their product inventory, storage space and proximity to customers while still guaranteeing quick delivery".
Seller Flex reportedly started in India about two years ago and the online retailer is slowly marketing it to USA merchants and plans to expand nationally.
"Amazon's final-mile efforts reflect a logical extension of its model as it builds network density", Benjamin Hartford, a Robert W. Baird analyst, said in a note. Amazon is now experimenting with its own shipping service on the west coast, before moving to expand it nationwide.
'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie zooms to Paramount
A hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, the movie will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and produced by Neal H. This is especially true considering the fact that this movie is reportedly going to be part live-action and part CGI.
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Gosling also played a gangster in love with a chicken (Bryant) - he cracked up when they had problems with a prop gun. Overall, the entire episode felt like the team is determined to repeat a successful formula found in Season 42.
GOP senator: Trump's rhetoric not to blame for North Korea nuclear threat
Security is expected to top the agenda as tensions run high over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Now in Australia, Dr Roberts said that Kim might target Australia in a bid to separate USA allies from the US.
In March, FedEx CEO Fred Smith was quoted as saying a move like that wouldn't be a huge disruptor for his company given that 85 percent of its business is business to business rather than e-commerce.
Whether this is bad news for UPS and FedEx remains to be seen. And they will still need FedEx and UPS to deliver for them.
FedEx spokesman Jess Bunn told CNNMoney that the company had no specific comment about the Amazon reports, but he added that "there continues to be reporting related to our networks and the transportation industry that demonstrates a clear misunderstanding of the scale, infrastructure and complexity involved in running a global transportation network".
Amazon doesn't always offer the cheapest price for goods.
But it's also giving investors in FedEx and UPS the jitters because those two national delivery companies now handle those deliveries.
Oct 03 2017
Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs, needs one more for 60
He struck out six of the last seven batters he faced, and got support from home runs by Jason Kipnis, Roberto Perez and Jay Bruce. It was another no-doubter for Stanton, who is the first player to reach 58 home runs since Ryan Howard with the Phillies in 2006.
Oct 03 2017
Both Storms Expected to Move Away from US
The National Hurricane Centre said the system is heading east at about 13mph with winds of 65mph and higher gusts at 6pm. Maria was a Category 1 hurricane as it moved northward in the Atlantic, but it weakened to a tropical storm on Tuesday .
Oct 01 2017
OJ Simpson Dying To Eat Steak & Buy New iPhone After Prison Release
Officials have said previously that they must accept the transfer if Nevada's request meets the criteria. After nine years in prison for armed robbery, Simpson apparently plans to move eastward upon his release.
Oct 01 2017
The one thing only Trump can do to help Puerto Rico
Following Trump's tweets, photos of Cruz , wading in floodwaters up to her waist and holding a megaphone, went viral . Trump took to Twitter early on Saturday to fire back at the mayor of San Juan , the island's largest city.
Sep 30 2017
Bayern's patience runs out for Carlo Ancelotti as coach
Bayern president, Uli Hoeness , had revealed that five senior players had seen enough of Ancelotti . Bayern next faces Hertha Berlin away in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Sep 30 2017
Wilshere MotM? Player Ratings v Bate
Shkodran Mustafi was held back in the box, and Olivier Giroud converted the penalty to score his 100thgoal for Arsenal . I just pray that he is not hampered any more by any problems, then you will see him getting stronger and stronger.
Sep 29 2017
Triple M Grill Team on Macklemore's NRL controversy
His four-track set will include Same Love , which was adopted as an unofficial anthem for American same-sex marriage supporters. More than 85,000 fans and a huge television audience are expected to watch the NRL Grand Final in Sydney on Sunday .
Sep 28 2017
Almost three-quarters of Americans believe tax system favors the wealthy
That's because the proposal also almost doubles the standard deduction and increases the child tax credit. That's not as low as Trump wanted, but is still a huge reduction, to the lowest top rate since 1940.
Sep 28 2017
Yingluck sentencing: The downfall of Thailand's Shinawatra family
Proponents of the military government defended the ruling against critics who said it was politically motivated. The Supreme Court said Yingluck Shinawatra was knowing of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it.
Sep 27 2017
Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in southern California
The winds will push the fire southwest most of the day Tuesday before steering flames east toward Corona in the evening, he said. Monday, evacuation orders were expanded to areas south of Green River Road from the 91 Freeway to Trudy Lane at Orchard Glen.
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